Great WUR Bake Off

Last Thursday, 18 amateur cooks took part in the Great WUR Bake Off.
Senna’s Summer Surprise, the winning cake, baked by Senna Janssen. Photo Lotte Pater

Food Quality & Design PhD candidate Lotte Pater thought up the event as a way of raising money for a PhD trip to Mexico.

Visitors could buy a ticket for 5 euros (to taste three cakes) or 10 euros (to taste all the cakes), and they could score the creations. The amateur chefs had excelled themselves: the table was laden with creative concoctions from ‘festive seaweed tart’ to ‘Victoria’s ultra-amazing sticky toffee cake’ and ‘date cake’.

Senna Janssen (third from the left) won the first prize. Photo Lotte Pater

Porn Star Martini cocktail

The cakes were also assessed by a jury consisting of Guido Camps, Human Nutrition researcher and a former finalist in the Great Dutch Bake Off, and Elisa Tsai-Meu-Chong, a former pastry shop employee. The favourite with both the general public and the jury was Senna’s Summer Surprise, by Senna Janssen. Her cake was based on the Porn Star Martini cocktail. ‘I like cakes that are inspired by cocktails,’ says Janssen. ‘This cake contains a lot of different things, which is my style.’ The prize consists of a personalized rolling pin and a month’s access to a 3D chocolate printer.

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