National judges flipped over Denny High pupil's salted caramel creation

A talented high school pupil showed her prowess with pretzels to win this year’s FutureChef UK FlipzBakez competition.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:20 pm

The natoinal competition challenged pupils between the ages of 11 and 16 to create an original bake using Flipz as one of the ingredients.

Denny High School S5 pupil Charli McGuckin (16) used the chocolate covered treats to concoct her award winning salted caramel pretzel drip cake garnished with spun sugar.

Home economics teacher Peter Marriott, a talented chef himself, said: “I just started this year at the school and decided to join the FutureChef initiative, which aims to get more youngsters involved in the industry.

"It has famous chefs as patrons like Brian Turner and Michel Roux Jnr and they run competitions for youngsters. I logged the school’s details on and asked if any pupils wanted to go in for the UK wide competition.

"Charli went for it and followed her own ideas. I posted a photo of her cake online and she ended up being one of the five winners in the whole of the UK."

For her amazing culinary efforts Charli received a pair of state-of-the-art air pods and a supply of Flipz chocolate.

Mr Marriott said: "I will look to do this a lot more because competition is healthy for the pupils and it will also hopefully encourage more youngsters into the industry.”

Denny High. S5 pupil Charli McGuckin (16) has won the national FlipzBakez baking competition

Scott Snell, vice president of competition sponsor Pladis, said: “This year’s FutureChef competition will help to inspire the next generation of talented chefs and continue to support the hospitality industry during these unprecedented times.”