Big Uni Bake 2019


Our annual Big Uni Bake is over and it was a huge success. We once again challenged University of Sheffield staff and students to create their best cakes and cupcakes before facing off against each other in a battle of the bakes. There was more than just pride at stake with trophies being awarded by┬áRahul Mandal, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off. From over 80 initial entries our judging panel managed to slice them down to our two winners. There were some spectacular looking bakes but in the end, Cara Russell and her raccoon cake came out on top to win the Staff Baker of the Year award.

And our Student Baker of the Year award went to Fatma Bucklain with her intricate honey pot cake.

Prior to awarding the winners with their prizes, Rahul gave a baking demonstration with the help of our own Sous Chef Ben Slater. Rahul gave out some of his top tips, ranging from what flavours work well together to where to buy your ingredients! We managed to get a great group photo of Rahul, our judges and all of the bakers before selling off their wonderful cakes and cupcakes to help raise money for our chosen charities, Roundabout and Cherrytree.

As an extra surprise for the winners, they will get a day at Cawa working with their pastry chef Brett, one of the judges. If you would like to take a look at the entries, click here.