Martha Collison’s Bake Off for Children in Need

Great British Bake Off Quarter Finalist Martha Collison has teamed with her school catering company Cucina Restaurants to raise money for Children In Need in 47 schools across the UK.

The Year 13 student from Charters School in Sunningdale Berkshire has designed five of her own cakes and goodies which will be baked and served to more than 50,000 school students at Cucina school restaurants across England, with 10p from every sale going to Children in Need. Recipes for the creations are to be sold separately at 20p each, with all money going to the charity.

Commenting on the project,  Martha said:

“It was great to bake with the chefs at Cucina for such a brilliant cause as Children in Need. I’ve had a fantastic time.”

Cucina Executive Chef Andy Wilcock said:

“We are really pleased to be working with Martha for Children in Need. Cucina will be baking a different Martha cake or biscuit every day, for a week of treats. We’re expecting to raise lots of money for the cause.”

“It’s been a pleasure working with Martha – she really stood out on the Bake Off with her love of food as well as her willingness to take risks and try new things. She is a very inspirational young woman with a fantastic future ahead of her.”

Martha’s five creations for the special week are:

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes, Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies, Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes, Salted Caramel Brownies and Smartie Cookies.

(Pictured, left to right: Year 13 student Martha Collison, Mr Andy Wilcock – Cucina Executive Chef, Year 9 students Ben Wooldridge and Ollie Hand, Year 7 student Camille Laine, Mr Martyn Parker Co-Head at Charters and Year 7 student Eloise Morrison)