The third All-Ireland CEIST Bake-Off took place on Friday March 10 and Sinead McWeeney from Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford, was one of only fourteen finalists from around the country.
The finalists were chosen from over 160 entries to compete in a junior and senior competition, sponsored by Odlums, and judged by Catherine Leyden of Odlums and TV3. Sinead competed in the senior competition.
The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Mother Nature’, and the senior finalists were challenged to design, make and decorate a novelty cake, following this theme, in a three hour time slot.
Feedback from various CEIST schools around Ireland - including Meán Scoil Mhuire - indicates that there is a wealth of interest in baking among young people.
The competition links in with the students’ core course work and gives them an opportunity to develop design and hone their planning skills, and to showcase their creativity, baking and decorating skills.
CEIST (Catholic Education an Irish Schools Trust) is a trustee body of 110 post-primary schools nationwide.
The organisation comprises schools of the Presentation Sisters, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of the Christian Retreat, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and the Daughters of Charity.