Students at the University of Nottingham proved as adept in the kitchen as they are in the lecture hall when they held their annual science cake competition to raise money for Comic Relief.

The “Rhinos should be horny!” cake, baked by Harry Pink and Meg Coram, which was the overall winner.

The event was held at the Sutton Bonington campus, home of the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, with entries in six different categories (veterinary medicine, animal and agriculture, from farm to fork, infection, cakes for animals and Comic Relief).

Fantastic cakes, ranging from ringworm in cats, nesting chickens, sows with piglets to beautiful vegetables and gardens prepared by very creative students and staff, were evaluated by nine judges including Emily Eudall from Onswitch.

The overall winner was the thought-provoking “Rhinos should be horny!” cake by Harry Pink and Meg Coram – both students on the preliminary veterinary degree course.

The judges loved the attention to detail, the impact and the great taste.

The Cake Off also made it on to national TV after students were asked to design a cake for the special Comic Relief episode, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice.

Fourth-year student Rachael Lowton and Jennie Stoddart, who’s in her third year, accepted the challenge and prepared “Just your Everage cake” in homage to Dame Edna, who was one of the Comic Relief Bake Off contestants. 

So far just under £600 has been raised for the charity.

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