BioBakes 2016 - 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.

Charlotte Haigh, Associate Professor in Human Physiology at the University of Leeds once again helped narrow down the cakes and chose which cake deserved the Physiologist’s Choice prize.  Her favourite, and the cake she felt best represented physiology,  was Knee Jerk Reaction. Congratulations to SportTherapyUoB for their cake which illustrated the patellar tendon reflex test.


Richard Burr, finalist in the Great British Bake Off 2014, was also back again to judge our delicious science bakes. Richard was impressed with this year’s batch, and awarded the Baker’s Choice prize to David Howells’ cake
Romance and Reality, commenting that it was ‘Beautifully piped and a very thoughtful and clever design’.

The final prize is of course the Public Choice Award. The shortlisted cakes were pitted against each other to find the ultimate winner. You submitted your votes by the thousands and chose your favourite. We are delighted to announce Oliva Issac’s beautifully crafted cake In Utero as the winner of the Public Choice prize.  Richard added that this cake was ‘obviously a true labour of love’.

Congratulations to all our shortlisted entries, and a huge well done to everyone who entered.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with next year.

Happy Physiology Friday