Could Your Child Be Crowned This Year’s Kenwood Young Baker?

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

September 13, 2021

Kenwood Young Baker competition

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If you have a child who loves to bake at home, it’s time to pop on the apron and head to the kitchen. Bake up a storm with something delicious and your child could be crowned Kenwood Young Baker!

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Kenwood has teamed up with the Association of Teachers of Home Economics (ATHE) for the Kenwood Young Baker competition in Ireland, which is a brilliant opportunity for all aspiring chefs!

Kenwood is calling on students in Ireland aged 12-18 years to enter their best bakes for a chance to win a complete Kenwood kitchen kit. And the icing on the cake? Your school’s Home Economics room will get a full kit-out too!

Looking for some inspiration to get started? Check out our baking recipes!

Kenwood Young Baker Competition: The Details

Kenwood young baker competition

Image: Previous winners Laoise Watters and Caitlin Merrigan

There are two categories in the Kenwood Young Baker competition – Junior (1st-3rd year) and Senior (4th-6th year) – with an overall winner and two runners up in each category.

This year the cake must be a single tier cake and the theme is ‘Dreams’, so whatever the theme means to you the judges want to see it!

Who Are the Judges?

The judges include Master pastry chef, Shane Smith; multi-award winning pastry chef and TV chef, Aoife Noonan; President of the Association of Teachers of Home Economics, Michelle Mc Cabe; and Kenwood Recipe Development Chef, Sophie Meechan.

The judges will be looking for creativity, presentation, sophistication and originality.

“This is a great opportunity for the young bakers of Ireland to showcase their talents,” says Aoife Noonan. “With the theme ‘Dreams’ I can’t wait to see what students dream up!”

What’s the Prize?

The overall Kenwood Young Baker in Junior and Senior categories will each win:

  • a Kenwood kMix stand mixer
  • a full appliance kit-out of their Home Economics classroom
  • an online cookery course for the each winning class with Shane Smith

Runners up will each receive a Kenwood Chefette.

Winners and runners up in each category will also receive a Kenwood Kids Club kit.

Every entry will also receive an online certificate.

How Can I Enter?

To enter, simply upload your original recipe and a photo or video of you making it to the Kenwood Young Baker competition. The closing date is October 18th, with winners announced on November 22nd.

So, grab your spatula – it’s time to get baking!

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Published On: September 13th, 2021 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: September 24th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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