#BioBakes 2018: Breathe life into baking


We are delighted to bring back our annual physiology baking competition for its fifth year. Using creativity and originality to rise to the top, entrants should produce a baked good representing physiology, the science of life. If you are able to use sugar craft to show cell division, or shortcrust pastry to demonstrate muscle function, savoury or sweet, we want to see it. 

Please use the rules below to assist you in creating your entry.
Title: Bio-Bodies Bake-Off 2018
Open for submissions: Wednesday, 1 August 2018. Remember to include the Bio-Bodies Bake-Off entry slip (available to download at bottom of this page) in your photos.
Closing date: Friday, 5 October 2018, 5 pm GMT
Shortlisting dates: 8 October 201810 October 2018
Public vote dates: 11 October 201812 October 2018 (Physiology Friday!)
  • Each entry must solely be the work of the entrant/s whose name and email is on the submission form. Multiple entries are allowed, however, only one prize per person/group will be awarded. 
  • All submissions must have the Bio-Bakes 2018 print-out in the submitted photograph. (Please find the print-out in the information sheet attached at the bottom of the page).
  • Photos must be submitted in the JPEG format. Please save the file with your full name followed by BB18. E.g. FredFlintstoneBB18. 
  • The photo of the finished cake must not contain a watermark or identification of the maker, so that judging can be neutral.
  • We ask each baker to provide a one line description (100 words) of how their bake illustrates the body at work.
  • Entries must be submitted by Friday, 5 October 2018 at 5 pm. The short-list will be chosen by the judges and public voting will commence thereafter. The winners may be notified by email, on Facebook, or on Twitter. 

The judges will shortlist the entries for the public vote. The overall winner will be chosen according to a public vote on Thursday, 11 October 2018 and Friday, 12 October 2018, Physiology Friday. 

Vote for your favourite cake now!

Cakes will be shortlisted by our cake and science-loving judging panel: Education and Outreach committee member Clare Ray and Great British Bake-Off 2017 contestant Yan Tsou! The short-list of cakes will then be given to…
It’s not over until the public has spoken! Who will be the star baker of #BioBakes? You decide in our public vote. We’ll be opening our public vote on Thursday, 11 October 2018 and it will be open until Friday, 12 October 2018 at 2pm. You can check out some of last year’s cakes below:
Creators of shortlisted entries will receive a #Biobakes2018 Wooden Spoon.
Public vote, Baker's choice and Physiologist's Choice winners will win a selection of #BioBake baking goodies.