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The great British Bake Off comes to Dudley College

Mar 14 2013

Staff and students at Dudley College took part in a Comic Relief 'Bake Off' this week, organised by students from the Business course to help raise as much money as possible for Red Nose day.

The competition began on Monday when 12 staff from across the college went head-to-head in the college's new catering department to create their fun cakes. Sponsored by their peers, the contestants were given three hours to make, bake and decorate their inspired showpiece.

After a taste test by John Baker, head of the college's catering department, a winner and runner-up will be selected but not announced until the end of the week.

Among Monday's contestants was Bob Chapman, Director of Learning who explained: "Setting the Bake Off challenge has definitely made staff taking part very competitive! It's a brilliant way to support Comic Relief, and as every member of staff competing has had to raise at least £50 through sponsorship, we're confident our Red Nose total at the end of the week will be fantastic."

On Wednesday 12 students got the opportunity to show off their baking skills. Their culinary delights were then on sale at the college and all proceeds raised will be added to the staff Bake Off total.

Business students Whitney Levy and Quemeish Mitchell, who organised the Bake Off, said: "We're really excited about the competitions and pleased that so many staff and students want to join in. The events have taken a lot of organisation but we've learned a lot about event management, and as it's part of our Business course, it's given us some real-life experience in arranging events. We'll know just how successful the whole event has been when we count up the money at the end of the week"

The baking bonanza will come to a close on the Friday when the winning staff and students are announced in the Evolve Theatre, when they will be presented with prizes and certificates.

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