(Written by Hannah Gough & Kaja Milczewska)
Following on from last year, the Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 proved to be another storming success in the Met department. Four tables full of cake and other goodies were sold across the morning, raising well over £300 for Macmillan Cancer. We combined this with a ‘Bake Off’, where two tables of bakes were entered into four categories: ‘traditional’, ‘pumpkin’, ‘WCD’ (weather and climate discussion) and the technical challenge: scones. Competition was fierce, with no bake being disliked by our judges: Steve Woolnough, Claire Morris, Rob Thompson and Michael Jonhston.
The goods which did not make it into any category (but definitely into our bellies!) made up two other tables, featuring the likes of rum cake, banana bread, Swiss roll, cookies and cupcakes of various flavours and a very shiny-chocolate topped salted caramel slice.
Those with allergies were well catered for with gluten free chocolate orange iced cupcakes and chocolate fudge cake. Vegan entrants included chocolate muffins and a lemon and chia seed loaf with rain cloud decoration!
Josh Talib won the scone category with butternut squash, thyme and goat’s cheese scones, Rebecca Frew won the traditional cake category with a tasty Bara Brith (speckled bread), a Welsh speciality. The pumpkin category was won by Wendy Neale with some scrumptious pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, whilst the lightning bolt biscuits by Dan Hodson zapping the competition in the WCD category.
A big thanks to all who donated cakes, time and cash to this event. Macmillan Coffee mornings are held frequently all over the country, raising money towards cancer care. We hope this continues in our department in the future! For more information on the work Macmillan do, visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/