Ready... steady... Bake!

Tue 4 December, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue: Loughborough Students Union, Room 1


Did you know that Rahul is not the first alumni of Loughborough to win the Great British Bake Off?

Frances Quinn, who studied art at Loughborough won Great British Bake Off in 2013 and sees her creative background as central to her success in baking. Her imaginative approach to baking is informed by a design that she sketches up and then pairs with a recipe.

Frances is returning to Loughborough to talk about her approach to baking, and her route to success as well as making something yummy to eat.   Frances looks forward to answering your questions whether that be about her time at Loughborough or on Great British Bake Off, or if you have queries about your own baking.

Frances will also be launching the first Halls Great Loughborough Bake Off. This will involve two stages. The first will be where Frances sets each hall a baking challenge. Students within each hall will have the opportunity to compete to be their hall star baker. Each hall star baker will win a £50 prize and a free baking workshop.  The second stage will be where the star bakers from each hall will compete against each other to win the ultimate prize of Hall Bake off Champion. Frances will set a new baking challenge and each hall star baker will bake to be crowned hall bake off champion. The winner will receive a £500 prize!

About Frances:

Frances Quinn is the inimitable winner of The Great British Bake Off 2013. 

Having studied Art at Loughborough University and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University, she worked at design companies in London and Vancouver, most recently at Joules Clothing as their baby toddler wear designer. 

A British baker and designer renowned for her creativity Frances is able to combine a love of design and baking, Frances produces unique and unforgettable designs. From fabric through to food she sees inspiration in everything. The vital ingredient in all of Frances' creations is her imagination and ideas, making her style unique, recognisable and quintessentially fun. A star set to ignite and mix up the baking and design scene, in Britain and beyond.
Frances released her first book Quinntessential Baking with Bloomsbury in 2015 and has gone on to appear on Saturday Kitchen, ITV’s This Morning and break two Guinness World Records for the world’s biggest Jaffa Cake and Jammy Dodger. 

As well as being affiliated in Brand Partnerships with some big names in the Food industry such as Higgidy, Tate and Lyle and McVities, Frances makes regular appearances at various Food and Drink festivals across the country demoing some of her greatest bakes.

Health and fitness is something Frances is a very passionate about and after recently completing her first London Marathon in under 4 hours, she is keen to start promoting her love of running and healthy lifestyle alongside her baking.



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Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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