USC bake-off gets men cooking for charity

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USC bake-off gets men cooking for charity


Contestants in a previous bake-off display their cakes at a USC Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event

20 May 2014

The University of the Sunshine Coast will host a baking contest for male staff this Thursday when it stages one of the largest local events for the Cancer Council’s annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

More than 120 University staff came together last May with coffee cups, cakes and cash to help the cause – and raised $1,200 for cancer research ($600 from staff matched by a corporate donation from USC).

Organiser Marg Robley said she hoped for an even larger crowd this year, with special drawcards to include the baking competition for male staff and a multi-prize raffle.

“Everyone is really enthusiastic about this great charity event,” she said.

“We are encouraging as many staff as possible to bring food to share, make a donation and enjoy being part of the fundraising effort.”

Media are welcome to attend the morning tea to be held outside the USC Brasserie from 10am Thursday. Judging of the bake-off (of food cooked at home) will begin at 9.30am.

Ms Robley said the bake-off was now in its fourth year and male staff had really embraced the concept.

“We’ve seen some truly inspired efforts,” she said. “Last year’s winner was an exotic, multi-layered creation with meringue on top – I think some of the guys have been watching the male chefs on TV and taking notes.”

“After the judging, the bake-off entries will be included in the morning tea. We’re expecting some delicious contributions.”

– David Cameron

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