Students take on staff in 'Cupcake Wars' for Children in Need

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By Em_Williams | Friday, November 16, 2012, 22:23

Professional Cookery students have taken on staff at Cornwall College Saltash in a charity bake off competition for Children in Need. The two teams were given an afternoon to prepare and make as many cupcakes as they could which would then be judged and sold in the College café.

Mindful that the cakes were going to be judged on quality and decorative skill, as well as quantity and keeping in with the theme of Children in Need, both teams spent their time creating a range of exotic, unusual and fun Pudsey themed cakes.

The student team was made up of Professional Cookery VRQ Level 1 students from the College as well as school learners from Lipson, All Saints Academy, Sir John Hunt, St Boniface and Ridgeway who study at the campus through a partnership with the Plymouth Learning Trust (PLT).

The staff team saw members from the College's admin and marketing departments join forces with a little help from chef lecturers.

The winning team was, for the second year in a row, the students who just edged the competition due to the high standard of all the cakes they made and the imagination that went into the decorations and flavours.

College student, Jodie Williams from Plymouth said: "We had such a great time in the kitchen making the cupcakes and having fun to raise money for Children in Need. It was also brilliant to be judged to have made the best cakes and to beat the staff team!"

The campus received help from two of their suppliers to make the whole event possible.

Tamar View Fruiterers kindly donated a range of fresh fruit which the students used to make smoothies to serve with their cakes while Doble Quality Foods generously supplied dry ingredients for the cakes.

Cakes were displayed and sold to students and staff for £1, or more for those feeling generous, and raffle tickets were also sold with the prize of giant cupcakes for the winners.

"We really enjoyed the event and getting the chance to take on the students," said staff team member and Finance Officer Andrea Price. "There was a great atmosphere in the kitchen with lots of laughing and joking and we are really proud to have been involved in raising money for Children in Need."

As well as the cake sale, many other events took place around the campus in what has now become a massive annual fundraising effort at the College.

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