Spoon winners taken by Jo TC

The cake winners delighted with their prizes (from L to R): Rob Anderson, Kerry Pearn & Jo Varley-Campbell

On April 28th, ESMI hosted the inaugural Colossal Cloisters Cake-off Challenge. Colleagues from across the Institute of Health Research were invited to come and say hello to the IHR groups who had moved across from Veysey and get a peek of the newly refurbished South Cloisters wing. Invitations to both bake and judge (‘eat’) cake were issued and enticing prizes offered.

More than 20 cakes made their way to the judging table, with some competitive types (mentioning no names Stuart Logan) offering up two cakes to the challenge! The category of Best Tasting cake was won by Rob Anderson (ESMI Director), Best Looking cake by Jo Varley-Campbell (PenTAG), and the Best judge, managing to sample and vote on 6 cakes, Kerry Pearn (PenCHORD).  Mary Berry would have been proud of all efforts!

An impressive £175 was raised for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

A big thank you to everyone who attended and to Jo Thompson CoonRebecca Hardwick, Rebecca Abbott and Morwenna Rogers for organising the successful event.