Our recent Fairtrade Fortnight Bake Off has revealed some very talented bakers at the University!
For this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which ran from 23rd February to 8th March, Green Impact teams held various events throughout the University to raise awareness of the importance of the Fairtrade Foundation and buying Fairtrade goods. You can find out more about Fairtrade here.
Green Impact teams held Fairtrade Coffee mornings where Fairtrade goods were available to sample, including the products at the centre of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight; tea, sugar and cocao.
Team members created some tasty cakes and sold slices to raise money for the charities of their choice. The team in Materials Science and Engineering created some chocolate brownies that went down a treat, raising one pound per slice for charity!
The Bake Off really took off and lots of departments throughout the University joined in. ACS went the extra mile, hiring out a whole dining hall for their event and introducing their own theme of Easter. The ACS winner won The Sheffield Cookbook!
Bake Off entries were judged according to taste, appearance and number of Fairtrade ingredients. The winners from each team were then sent into Green Impact, although sadly just photos and not actual cake. Entries were then judged on number of Fairtrade ingredients with the chance to win a prize.
The team in Mechanical Engineering made some wonderfully creative cakes with a chocolate cake designed to look just like the Fairtrade logo. No wonder they raised an incredible £82.16!
Once Green Impact had received all entries, it was time to judge and it was a tricky task staring at so much cake!
Our overrall winner went to this cake from ACS which includes a staggering 7 Fairtrade Ingredients!
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part!