CATERING students at West Cheshire College baked a giant cake to support Girlguiding UK’s 100th birthday celebrations in the county.
The huge cake, which measured 6ft by 4ft, was made for 4,000 people and required 100kg of flour, butter and sugar, 2,000 eggs, 50kg of butter cream and 30kg of icing.
Sam Stevens, from the college’s hospitality and catering team and who helped coordinate the baking of the cake, said: “This is certainly the biggest cake we’ve ever been asked to make.
“The Guides contacted us to see if we’d like to get involved and we thought it was a great opportunity to support the local community as well as provide our students with a real challenge.”
And it wasn’t just the catering students who were involved.
Sam added: “We obviously didn’t have a cake board big enough so our construction team at the college built us a specially designed cake board that could carry the cake.”
Due to its size, the students attended the centenary celebrations at Chester Racecourse to construct and decorate the cake on site.
Jenny Brown, from Girlguiding Cheshire Forest and lead organiser for the centenary celebrations, said: “We were delighted with the cake – it looked and tasted delicious. A big thank you to all the students who helped to make it.”