Star baker helps students rise
AFTER spending 10 agonising weeks cooking for the judges on the Great British Bake Off, star baker Luis Troyano is enjoying a taste of things on the other side of the judges’ table.
Luis, from Poynton, who narrowly missed out on the Bake Off crown in the BBC cookery competition last year, has been drafted in as a judge at a high school’s annual bake-off. He took time out from his busy schedule to judge the competition at Stockport Grammar School.
Luis, who has also brought out his own recipe book ‘Bake it Great’ and has plans to open his own bakehouse in Poynton later this year, chose third year pupils Lucy Snell and Sana Ahmed as overall winners when he sampled their ice cream themed cake, which included three different toppings – chocolate orange cream, Oreo cookie cream and Malteaser cream.
He said: “The flavours on the winning cake were incredible. The chocolate orange cream is the best I’ve ever tasted. When it comes to baking, design is one thing but it is great flavour that sells.”
●● Luis Troyano with third year pupils Sana Ahmed and Lucy Snell