Cupcake wars at Gifted and Talented masterclass
Students in teams representing different countries took each other on in a competition to design and market their own cupcake brand.
More than 40 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the competition at the first Gifted and Talented masterclass of the new school year on Saturday, November 17, which was organised by Maxine Hopewell.
Teacher Simon Smith, who helped with the masterclass, said: “They had to create their own pack of cupcakes but each group was a different country and they were constrained the country they had been assigned, as they could only use ingredients native to their country. All other ingredients had to be imported.
“At the end they had to produce a proposal that not only included cupcakes which we could taste, they had to produce packaging and a marketing campaign.”
But there were more challenges for the students, as their groups had to react to changing circumstances.
There were trade embargos, which meant some teams had to forge alliances with others to get the ingredients they needed, as well as problems like workers going on strike and the fluctuating prices of ingredients.
The winning team were Team Mexico, who produced a cinnamon and vanilla cupcake with green icing topped with a Malteaser.
To view a gallery of pictures from the masterclass click here.