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The Great York Cake Off

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Winning bake:

Sticky Ginger Cake

The Great York Cake Off had over 40 entries this year, and the standard was so high we had to choose 4 winners!

  1. Traybake winner:
    Biscoff Rocky Road by Kerry Redhead
  2. Cake winner:
    Chocolate Orange Drip Cake by Caitlin Edens
  3. Cupcake winner:
    Lavender and Lemon Cupcakes by Ellie Ledwith 
  4. Overall winner:
    Sticky Ginger Cake by Jane Merrington

The overall winning cake is now available to purchase in outlets across campus, with 25p of each sale being donated to the Mentally Fit York fund.

Thank you to everyone who entered and baked some incredible cakes, cupcakes and traybakes. The judges had a very hard time choosing the winners but enjoyed every second of the tasting! After the judging was completed, the cakes were displayed for staff and students to come try and make donations. During this we managed to raise an incredible £142.40! This is three times more than last year. 

An image of all of the Great York Cake Off winners together

Image of the Great York Cake Off overall winner for 2019

Mentally Fit York

"In the last 14 years mental ill-health has risen by around 50%. These statistics need to change." Mentally Fit York are raising funds for two areas they hope will help prevent mental ill-health, Mental Health Nursing Scholarships and Mental Health First Aid courses. 

  • The Mental Health Nursing Scholarships will benefit students and members of the community as they'll be training in a wide number of community settings. £2,000 will be enough to support a Mental Health Nursing Scholar for a year.
  • Mental Health First Aid courses help educate individuals on the signs and sympotoms of mental ill-health issues, helping them to support people struggling with their mental health. £25 will pay for one student to take part in a Mental Health First Aid course! 

Once the winning cake has been decided, our bakery team will work with the winner to recreate their recipe and this will be available to purchase across campus. 25p from each sale will be donated directly to Mentally Fit York. Our target is to beat our previous amount raised, which was £324.82