On Wednesday 20th April 2016, it was thought to be a normal day at Crowcombe Primary School. However, in the afternoon, the pupils turned from students to Royal Bakers! We were set a big challenge to bake around 160 cakes for every house in Crowcombe Village for the Queen's 90th birthday. It seemed a bit big at first, but we started off with a giant BANG!
Most of us then started making boxes for the cakes to go in. Some children were colouring, some were folding and some were glueing; it was like we were working as a 'Well-Oiled Machine'! The boxes then started taking shape - we went from 10 to 20, and then 20 to 50 (and so on).
The other pupils then started baking some cakes and decorating cakes that they had brought in. By the end of the day, we had 110 boxes and enough new cakes for icing. The next day, it was a big race to get all the cakes iced and packaged. We needed quite a few more boxes to be made, but that didn't take long!
Then, the groups started delivering the cakes to the whole village - we left some on doorsteps and gave some to some very suprised and thankful people! Finally, all we had to do was give ourselves a pat on the back!
We thought this would be the best way to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, because we wanted to make ourselves more part of the community and we wanted to make people feel that they are part of the village. After Thursday, we received some lovely thank-you cards and e-mails to say a big thank you! Everyone was then given a commemorative coin to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday too.
What a piece of cake!
By Oban Mackie, age 11.