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College bosses judged by students in charity bake-off

The charitable team from Hartlepool College of Further Education who took part in the bake-off contest.

The charitable team from Hartlepool College of Further Education who took part in the bake-off contest.

A CHARITABLE bunch of college bosses took time out of their busy schedules to raise charity cash.

The charity Bake Off challenge took place at Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, Hartlepool.

Assistant principal Karen Gater and directors Debbie Caygill, Jeanette Hart, Graham McPhail and Andy Barnard all had just two hours to accomplish the fundraising task.

The fab fivesome had to bake and decorate a batch of sports-themed cakes and students from the Hospitality and Catering department played the role of judges.

The winner of the fun contest, on Friday, March 21, was Jeanette.

Kevin Dove, the college’s hospitality and catering lecturer, said: “As part of a variety of fundraising activities across the college, five intrepid bakers from the staff braved critical judges and public scrutiny to each bake and decorate a batch of sports-themed cakes.

“Stage one led to a dash for the kitchen for the baking part, where Andy and Graham both encountered early problems.

“Andy’s first set of cakes failed to rise – although he made up for this with his second set being ‘spot on’.

“Graham ended up being covered head-to-toe in flour!

“Stage two took place in the full glare of an impressive-sized crowd, and in addition the brave bakers had to explain the idea behind their designs over a public address system.”

He added: “Students from Hospitality and Catering judged the event based on taste and presentation, and awarded first prize to Jeanette Hart, who received a cake as a prize.

“Each competitor also received a wooden spoon and a certificate.

“It was great fun, and all proceeds and sponsorship will go to Sport Relief.”

Sport Relief raises cash for the needy in the UK and across the globe.

 

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