Bake-Off star Frances judges ‘medically inspired’ cakes at Hospitals Bake-Off

Great British Bake-Off Champion Frances Quinn was head judge at Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Great NUH Bake-Off on Monday.

Staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) cooked up cakes with a medical theme as part of the hospitals’ ‘Talk about Medicines’ week, which is supported by Charity funding.

Budding bakers across the city and QMC sites put their culinary skills to the test by baking ‘medically inspired’ creations including cakes in the shape of a kidney, a brain and Roald Dahl’s children’s classic George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Frances who shot to stardom in 2013 when she won the BBC baking contest presented signed copies of her book Quinntessential Baking to winners Rachelle Ward for her ‘Brain Cake’ creation and Sanah Munir for ‘NUH’s Marvellous Medicine.’

Frances says: ‘Judging was a tough call – It was a brilliant all round effort and the entries were excellent, I even took some ‘brain’ cake back with me for the train!”

After the judging, entries went on sale across both sites to raise funds for Nottingham Hospitals Charity to help support improvements to facilities, new equipment, additional services for patients, staff development and local research across the hospitals.

‘Talk about Medicines’ week is an annual campaign to promote awareness of how prescribed drugs interact with each other and impact on patient care, as well as promoting medicine safety.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity Chief Executive Barbara Cathcart said: “On behalf of the Charity and our supporters, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Frances for supporting our event and to all the staff who created truly amazing medically inspired cakes for our Great NUH Bake Off contest.”