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Hospital’s 80th celebrations are baked to perfection

on February 18, 2019

Barnfield College students and staff created a dramatic centre-piece to celebrations marking 80 years of health care at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, which opened its doors in 1939 and has been serving the community ever since.

The brief for the students was to bake and decorate a giant cake to accompany a service of celebration featuring choirs from local schools alongside an exhibition tracing the hospital’s history.

The Level 2 and 3 students from the college’s Hospitality and Catering Department didn’t disappoint, with their eye-catching design shaped from crafted-sponge and wrapped in fondant. Enjoyed and patients and staff alike, it was surrounded by a range of tasty cup-cakes for sharing.

“The team was thrilled to be asked to create a celebration centre-piece,” said Hospitality and Catering Tutor Nadine Beck. “The handiwork took professional skill and a steady hand, so it was a great learning experience.”

“It’s a small way to say a big thank you to a local landmark that’s done so much to help our community including many Barnfield College students and staff.”

You can see the cake in the ITV Anglia coverage of the celebrations here: 



Jo CooperHospital’s 80th celebrations are baked to perfection