Biobakes 2017 - The Winners

We are delighted to announce the Public Choice, Physiologist’s Choice and Baker’s Choice winners of The Physiological Society’s Biology Week Competition #BioBakes.

Physiologist's Choice

Clare Ray, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Birmingham, UK and a member of our Education & Outreach committee helped narrow down the cakes for the public vote, and picked our Physiologist's Choice winner. The prize goes to Ailyn Myles from Coedcae School for her cake, Kidneys showing the nephrons. Clare loved that the cake 'brilliantly demonstrated the renal blood supply and the ureter which drains the urine from the kidneys. Excellent physiology and an excellent bake!'

Kidneys showing the nephrons cake

Baker's Choice

Baking blogger MadNad was fascinated by the creativity of this year's cakes when shortlisting a selection. She decided to award the Baker's Choice prize to Elinor Haworth from Ellesmere College for her eyeball cake, Eye live my life through a lens. She admired the level of detail on the eye, 'not just the glorious sheen, but the detailed iris too,' and was 'even a little grossed out by whatever is poking out underneath.'

Eye live my life through a lens cake

Public Choice

Finally, the Public Choice prize was chosen by you! The ten shortlisted cakes were submitted to a vote. With thousands of votes pouring in, it was a fierce battle, and we are delighted to announce the Public Choice prize winner as Georgina Winsey from St Helen & St Katharine School, with The Brain Cake!

 The Brain Cake

Congratulations to all our shortlisted entries, and well done to everyone who entered this year's competition - we were once again very impressed by your bakes!

See you next year for more physiology baking fun.

Happy Physiology Friday!