Bake-off is a piece of cake for Tomas

BAKE IN BUSINESS ... Tomas Shearer busy baking.
BAKE IN BUSINESS ... Tomas Shearer busy baking.

A SOUTH Tyneside teenager found a recipe for success – to help ‘skittle’ over the culinary competition.

Victory tasted sweet for Boldon School student Tomas Shearer, whose colourful cake creation wowed the judges at a catering competition.

PRIZE-WINNER ... Tomas Shearer's rainbow cake.

PRIZE-WINNER ... Tomas Shearer's rainbow cake.

The Year 9 student made an eye-catching Rainbow Cake to earn top spot in the school bake off category of the competition, held at the Catering Academy Salon Culinaire in Warwick.

Tomas scooped a British Bake Off recipe book, a medal, a certificate and £50 of high street vouchers for his efforts.

Phil Henderson, catering manager at the school, in New Road, Boldon Colliery, also took part in a live cook-off.

While he didn’t win, Tomas ensured there was plenty for the school to smile about on the trip back home.

Tomas said: “It was brilliant to win! The cake took a lot of time and effort to make and I was very pleased with it.”

Amy Scott, Tomas’ food technology teacher added: “We decided to enter Tomas into the Bake Off competition.

“He shows great determination and ambition in his food lessons and is an absolute delight to teach.”

Joe Davey, Tomas’ director of learning said, ​“It is always good to see our students here at Boldon School take part in competitions, and it is an outstanding achievement for Tomas to not only be entered for a national event, but also to win it with such an amazing design.”