The Great Aberystwyth University Bake-Off

The Great AU Bake-Off in aid of the RNLI (Aberystwyth Lifeboats).

On Tuesday the 5th of May 2015, Aberystwyth University will be hosting another Staff- Only ‘Bake Off’, this time in aid of the Vice Chancellor’s charity - The RNLI (Aberystwyth Lifeboats)  

The theme this time is ‘Under the Sea’, so think Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, Shark Week and all things oceanic! This time however, we will be holding it in the boardroom of the Visualisation Centre.

As before, the competition will be fierce, so we have decided to change the prize system:

  • Best Cake
  • Best Biscuit
  • Best Savoury
  • Best 3D structure
  • Most Realistic Creation
  • Best tribute to the RNLI

Bear in mind – all 6 categories will have to be displayed to the judges with a slice cut out, ready to be judged, so make sure you account for the tasting in your design.

You can only choose one category, so choose wisely!

Entries will be judged by a team of judges; including representatives from the Aberystwyth Lifeboats, who will only know your given Pseudonym, of which there is also a prize for the best one – so make sure you spend some time thinking about it! Last time, the winner was ‘Livin on a Pear’.

You can follow the progress of the competition and competitors, and share your progress too, by following us on twitter @aberunibakeoff.

The more representation from each department, the more likely departmental success will be - so get your colleagues involved too!

To sign up, email by Friday 1st May noting your:

  1. Chosen pseudonym (the more oceanic/baking puns, the better!)
  2. Which category you would like to be entered for.

The Boardroom will be open from 12:30pm for anyone to purchase the baked goods, so even if you don’t compete, you can still make a difference to the RNLI.

2014 - Results

On Friday the 3rd of October, the new Llandinam concourse- or ‘Think Tank’ was the setting of the Aberystwyth University Bake-Off. 30 entrants, 18 cakes, 5 categories, 4 judges and a whole lot of balloons witnessed 7 victorious bakers take home wooden spoons as winners of their category.

The event was organised by Jackie Sayce, Institute Manager at the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology, and Daisy Veronica Rendall, a Graduate Trainee at the Institute, as part of Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraising event.

The winners were:

Best Novice: Clover Winton-Polak

Best Cookie/Biscuit: Daisy Rendall

Best Savoury: Faaeza Jasdanwalla

Best Cake: Anwen Roberts

Technical Challenge: Rachel Cross and Joanna Foley

Best Pseudonym: Chris Morgan as “Livin’ on a Pear”

In all, £350 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thank you to all those who competed, attended, consumed and photographed the event, a success for us all!