Erith star of The Great British Bake Off creates school-inspired ‘showstopper’

PUBLISHED: 16:52 13 November 2017

Rav Bansal with his take on Lime Wood Free School

Rav Bansal with his take on Lime Wood Free School


The former contestant created the cake in the shape of a school planned for the town

An edible school arrived in Erith last week, baked specially by a former contestant on The Great British Bake Off.

Rav Bansal, who appeared in the 2016 series, dusted off his baking equipment to create a showstopper-worth replica of Lime Wood Free School, a proposed 630-pupil school planned for The Quarry.

The circular-shaped primary school, expected to open in 2019, was created with two sponges, one chocolate and almond flavoured, the other vanilla, almond and raspberry, by Mr Bansal.

Developers of the school say is has been designed with pupils in mind, with its round-shape making the most of natural daylight.

The Erith baker said: “The architecture of the school provided a really interesting structural baking challenge. The circular shape was a much more interesting feature than a standard rectangular building, and it was great to have the opportunity to create it.”

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