The Macmillan Coffee Morning at SCCH

Sussex Coast College Hastings became competitive this Friday, with a bake sale bake off in aid of Macmillan, raising over £600 for the charity.

Competitors spent the evening baking their entries, before bringing them in for the final showdown on Friday morning.

Amongst the 23 entries were cakes ranging from flourless mint chocolate brownies, apple cake, carrot cake, ginger cake, chocolate fudge cake, Guinness cupcakes and many more.

The panel of Judges included Student President Rob Tyson, Vice Principal of Enterprise, Employment and Skills, Dan Shelley and SCCH governor, Mr Vic Kempner.

Each cake was presented to the panel and scored on strict criteria including aroma, volume, general appearance, taste and texture.

Alongside the cake sale was a raffle, apple bobbing, pin the tail on the donkey, guess the sweets in the jar, face painting and biscuit decorating for the children. Coast restaurant also hosted a tea party to raise money for the charity.

The joint winners were Sheree France with her entry titled ‘Green Velvet Cheesecake cake’ and Lindsey Dore’s cake, the ‘Macmillan Coffee Cup Cake.’ Both entries received Coast Restaurant vouchers as a well-deserved prize.

Highly commended was Matthew Pitt’s entry, earl grey tea cake, which was described by Dan Shelley as “bursting with tea flavour.”

SCCH governor Mr Vic Kempner commented ‘The cakes were all very impressive; it shows the talent of staff and students around the college.’

Dan Shelley, Vice Principal of Enterprise, Employment and Skills concluded “I’m not sure I could be a cake judge every day…stuffed!”

It looks like we have a vacancy on the judging panel for next year…


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