The great HB bake off
Alec MacEachen, News Editor
Amira Elfidil ‘19 smiles in the Foods and Nutrition room, where she hosted the first ever HB Bake Off. The idea spawned as her senior quest final, an independent year-long project that is aimed studying something of interest in depth. “I wanted to do something I liked,” said Elfidil. She says that originally she wanted to make an online tutoring website, but was unable to do so due to liabilit...
Khushi Patel ‘19 and Holly Hazelton ‘19 bake cookies in their stand mixer during the first competition of the bake off. The bake off consisted of three parts: signature, technical and showstopper. The two bakers are in the signature stage, which means that they have the creative freedom to use their own recipes. The only requirement is that they make cookies.
All the bakers stand with their submission of cookies for the judges. From left to right, Revithy Nithapolin ‘19, Holly Hazelton ‘19, Khushi Patel ‘19, Alyssa Hall ‘19 and Claire Seddon ‘20. The first duo decided to make classic chocolate chip cookies, while the second made butterscotch and the third made cookies with peppermint flavoring.
The three judges are sitting while trying to decide on the best of the three cookies presented to them. From left to right: guest judge Christina Ellis, student judge Holly Cardoza ‘19 and guest judge Adam Wilcox. The three judged the best cookies and, later, the second two challenges. Similar to the TV show, the last challenges were a technical challenge, where all contestants follow the same cre...
The winners of the entire event were the duo of Patel and Hazelton. “I’ve never baked with anyone but my mom and sister,” said Hazelton, and was surprised to win with a new partner who she’s never baked before. Winning and getting two, second place awards in the challenges, the group had a strong showing, winning the cookie challenge and winning second in the crepe competition and cupcake d...