The UCB Bakers have been whipping up a storm this week preparing for a bake sale to be held on sight! Using amazing products from Bakels and Dawn Food. The students have made stunning Easter chocolate cakes, school style vanilla cakes, deliciously fudgy chocolate brownies and sweet sugar ring donuts!
It is coming to that time of year, where Colleges and Universities start to raise money to go to the ABST Conference. Companies such as AB Mauri, Zeelandia, Bakels and Dawn Foods will send in free ingredients for students to create products to sell and practice with. Without the help of these companies, students would struggle more to raise the funds; so here is a big thank you to all of our industry sponsors!
Some are lucky enough to sell items in their on site bakery shop, but simply having a table full of products is just as good! The funds can go towards travel costs, hoodies, spending money etc...
Across social media UCB, NBS and Limerick College have been showcasing their products and talents. Have your college / university made anything special as a team? Get in touch and show us what you have made!
Well done for all those getting involved and working together...Team work makes the dream work!
This blog is all about highlighting what helps reduce stress! Especially now you are all nearly coming to the end of your academic year, the work load can start to increase…but that doesn’t mean the stress levels should too.
Baking for fun can really help relax the mind, as you are focusing on something other can work. Yes, getting your work done is a priority but trying to do something you enjoy is equally important. To some, baking is a sensory experience; the simple smell of a Victoria sponge baking can bring a smile to anyone’s face!
The satisfaction of a finished product or even just decorating it to the design of your choice can help lift your mood…and once you have finished, you can have a slice to eat when you get back to the assignments, it all helps. The point is, baking can be a relaxing experience and it will inevitably help build on your existing skills, especially with the competitions just around the corner!
Get in touch with your creative side this month, and allow yourself some ‘me’ time. Even if baking is not your go to… find something that suits you. This include colouring, reading, exercising, decorating …and so much more!
Let us know what you do to relax, you never know, it may help others (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
For now, why not have a go at making a simple Lemon Drizzle…send in your picture once you have made it, to have it featured on the website:
Shelled eggs - 2
Caster sugar - 113g
Plain flour - 113g
Baking Powder - 5g
Softened Butter - 113g
Finely grated lemon zest - 1
Lemon juice - 1
Caster sugar - 43g
EXTRA – drizzle fondant on top.
Bakery students from around the UK and Ireland sharing their experiences