College Christmas Cake Off raises money for charity

Following the success of the Halloween Boardroom Bake Off in October, staff at the College of Human and Health Sciences have once again got their sieves at the ready and their whisks steady and competed in the College Christmas Bake Off.

The festive bakes were judged on their taste, texture, creativity and appearance by a panel made up of non-competing staff including Gareth “Dasher” Davies, Craig “Cupid” Toutt and Jayne “Comet” Cutter.

Kristie Ellis from the College’s Academic Services team won first prize with her festive Frozen cake while Jayne Walters from the Governance and Enhancement team came second with her North Pole trio of cakes. Joint third place was awarded to Rachel Singleton, also from Academic Services and Marketing Manager Rachel Thomas.

After the winners were announced, the cakes were raffled and sold, raising over £240 for local wildlife charity, the Gower Bird and Wildlife Centre.

Jayne Cutter, Head of the Department of Nursing and judge for the day said: “We held the College Christmas Bake Off and there was a fantastic selection of traditional and not so traditional cakes on display.  Well done to all who entered with particular congratulations to the winner and runners up.”