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Great College Bake Off Causes a Stir

Budding British bakers put their creative skills to the test and raised around £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff and students made a real stir for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event on Friday 25th September, by hosting a bake off competition based around the hit BBC One show.

Organised by the Students’ Union, dozens of people entered in ‘staff’ and ‘student’ categories before a judging panel, which included college governors, had the delight of sampling each and every entry. The cakes were marked on their taste, texture, flavour and appearance.

Learning Mentor, Marge Hollowood and Childcare student, Abida Tasnim, were crowned the winners and awarded with a copy of ‘The Great British Bake Off Celebrations’ book, which includes recipes from the 2015 TV series.

All the cakes were then sold off, with staff and students across the college getting the chance to purchase a cake from an amazing display, which included a bee hive lemon cake, strawberry, apple and chocolate muffins and a minion cake. To accompany the cakes, tea and of course coffee, were also available to purchase.

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is its flagship national fundraising event. The charity aims to reach every single person who is diagnosed with cancer and to be there for them at every stage of their cancer journey, no matter who they are, what part of the country they live in, or what type of cancer they have.

Gail Houghton, Learner Experience Co-ordinator at Walsall College said: “The Coffee Morning was a huge success, with both staff and students across the college getting involved. The Students’ Union is always eager to support charity events and raise much needed funds, but we could not have done this without the fantastic students who volunteered their time to help throughout the event. 

“There were also some incredible and tasty cakes produced for the bake off which showed the creative talents of the amateur bakers we have at the college.”

Published on Sep 25th 2015



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