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30 Nov 2018

Alumna to return to campus to judge Hall Bake Off

Frances Quinn is set to return to Loughborough next week as part of a Loughborough Hall of Residence Bake Off challenge.

Frances, who graduated with a Foundation Arts Diploma in 2001, will be giving a live demonstration and Q&A session in Loughborough Students’ Union on Tuesday from 7pm.

She won the Great British Bake Off in its fourth series in 2013 and was known for her creative yet stunning bakes. Her first book, Quinntessential Baking, was released in 2015 and she has made TV appearances on Saturday Kitchen and This Morning. She also holds two Guinness World Records for baking the world’s biggest jaffa cake and jammy dodger.

The inaugural Halls Great Loughborough Bake Off will see Frances set each of the 16 student halls a baking challenge, with students competing to be their individual hall’s Star Baker. Each star baker will win a £50 prize and a free baking workshop.

The second stage of the challenge will see the star bakers represent their hall, with the title of Hall Bake Off Champion up for grabs. The winner will also receive a £500 prize.

After leaving Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Textile Design, Frances has worked in London and Vancouver for a variety of design companies. She has most recently been working as a baby and toddler wear designer for Joules Clothing.

As well as her baking, she is a keen runner and recently completed her first London Marathon in under four hours. She hopes to combine her healthy lifestyle with her baking, whilst making appearances at food and drink festivals up and down the country.  

Find out more about Frances’ work online

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