Beetroot and chocolate, courgette and lemon and butternut squash and chilli may not be the most obvious ingredients to put together in a cake, but they were exactly what primary school pupils were faced with at an after-hours club recently.

Children from St Francis, King Charles, Marlborough and St Mary’s Schools in Falmouth and Penryn Junior School were attending Falmouth School’s DT SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) Club when they baked their unique creations.

The previous week, the pupils had been presented with a box of vegetables and were tasked with coming up with other ingredients they could be combined with. The youngsters then had to come up with their ideas for cup-cakes or muffins.

Last week, with the help of advanced skills teacher, Kate Axten, the children mixed and then baked their creations before getting the chance to sample the finished products.

The DT Club has been running since October and has proved popular among primary school pupils who get the chance to try their hand at a number of design and technology related skills which encourage creative design.