Royal sweetness at Coastal Lakes College

Royal sweetness at Coastal Lakes College

24 May 2023

Events and initiatives Public school life

A baker who has whipped up sweet treats for the royals at Buckingham Palace has featured as a guest judge at the Coastal Lakes College student bake off challenge.

Acclaimed former royal baker Fiona Burton has been at Coastal Lakes College throughout the term to mentor students, conduct master classes and teach industry secrets of the culinary world.

Ms Burton is also the Perth Royal Show pastries and cakes judge and runs her own Sugar
Art Academy which was established in 2020.

Coastal Lakes College students were mentored by a former royal baker. 

The bake off provided a unique opportunity for student bakers to showcase their skills and have their work critiqued.

Categories included cupcakes, sugar cookies, and pastries. Participants were judged on their creativity, presentation, and taste, and the winners received prizes and recognition for their achievements.

Coastal Lakes College food technologies teacher Justine Campbell said it was wonderful for the students to learn from a baker of Ms Burton’s calibre.

“We are thrilled to have Fiona as a guest judge for our bake off challenge,” she said.

“Her expertise and creativity will inspire our students, and we are confident that her feedback will help them improve their skills and techniques, preparing them for success in the future.”

Ms Burton said she was impressed by the students and enjoyed mentoring them.

“It has been an amazing opportunity to teach and mentor young aspiring bakers and chefs and I have
been blown away by the students’ enthusiasm,” she said.

“I would love to see them compete in the next professional pastry and cake competition at the Perth Royal Show.”