As September falls, so beckons the start of another year at Dr Bakewell's Wondrous School of Confectionery. After a delightfully sweet and eventful year at Honeycomb Hall drew to a close in July, Vaughan, Verity and Caroline are eager to be back at school, ready to start Year 9 and catch up with friends. Their Headmaster, Dr Bakewell, is equally eager to start the new school year - following the discovery of hidden treasures the previous year, he is desperate to find a way he can use his discovery to save his threatened school from closure. But Dr Bakewell's nemesis Henry Sorrel is out to stop him. Can the children again find a way to help Dr Bakewell or is the school doomed to close? In this second book of the Dr Bakewell series, amidst the sweetness of the confectionery, bubbling tensions finally begin to simmer. As old rivalries rise to the surface new friendships are strengthened - but which will be the stronger? Will Sorrel be successful or will Dr Bakewell rise triumphant?