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Our now-annual maths baking competition will continue to test
your baking skills. There'll be a cake/baked good/confection
contest, judged by a randomly[*] selected panel, and anyone
attending the conference is welcome to enter. Entry to the
competition is free (well, more strictly, it'll cost you
approximately one cake or equivalent).
The rules are posted below.
- You must bake/otherwise create a mathematically interesting cake/baked good/confection, and bring it with you to the gathering. (Please also bring a knife to cut it into portions; we'll provide serving plates.)
- The judging will be in three categories: best flavour, best presentation, and best maths.
- The first will reward a well-made, delicious item; the second will reward the item which has been decorated the most beautifully and looks most like what it's supposed to be; and the third will reward the most ingenious mathematical theming.
- As with all the competitions, when you submit your entry, please inform an organiser so they can mark down who has submitted what, but please leave your entry anonymous. Entries will be gathered on Saturday morning as delegates arrive - go to the tables at the back of the room and find someone to leave your entry with.
Any food not required for judging purposes will be distributed
among the MathsJam gathering attendees, so please bring details
of any allergens or other ingredients your entry contains so
they can be labelled.
Photographs of previous MathsJam Bakeoff entries can be found here:
If you have any questions about the bake-off, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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