March 20th, 2015
By Wendela Wapenaar, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
The third Sutton Bonington science cake competition was held on the Thursday 12 March in aid of Comic Relief, with entries in six different categories (Veterinary Medicine, Animal & Agriculture, From Farm to Fork, Infection, Cakes for Animals, Comic Relief).
Fantastic cakes ranging from ringworm in cats, nesting chickens, sows with piglets to beautiful vegetables and gardens prepared by very creative students and staff, were submitted and expertly evaluated by 9 judges including members from both schools of Bioscience and Veterinary Medicine, Una Lilley from the student union, Emily Eudall from Onswitch Ltd. and James Lydon from Buffalo Brownies. The Old Kingston Alumni Association (OKA) and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science kindly sponsored rosettes and prizes. We also saw the return of an enthusiastic canine judging panel for the ‘Cakes for animal’ category. The outright winner of its category, but also the overall and public vote winner was the thought-provoking ‘Rhinos Should Be Horny!’ cake by Harry Pink and Meg Coram, both students on the preliminary veterinary degree course. The judges loved the attention to detail, the impact and the great taste.
The Cake Off also made it onto national TV. Comic Relief loved the photos from our last two bake off competitions and asked for one of our bakers to design a cake for the special Comic Relief episode of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, which was recorded in London on Sunday 8 February. Rachael Lowton (Year 4) and Jennie Stoddart (Year 3), public vote winners from last year, accepted the challenge and sticking with the Comic Relief theme ‘make your face funny for money’, they prepared ‘Just your Everage cake’ in homage to Dame Edna, who was one of the Comic Relief Bake Off contestants. They featured on the show, screened on BBC2 on Friday 13 March with Rachel highlighting our SB Cake Off for Comic Relief.
Photos of all 2015 entries: http://www.sbcakeoff.co.uk/entries
We have so far raised £583. You can support SB Cake Off for Comic Relief here: https://www.justgiving.com/sbcakeoff/
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