What we do:
Baking society is a very relaxed place for people who love baking to chat and share recipes! Whether you have just started or you are a professional we don't mind! We bake at home for different themes and then we share what we've made with other people in the society. Unfortunately we can not teach people to bake as the university does not have any feasible rooms where we could do this but we are hoping to organise several baking and cooking classes with professionals throughout the course of the year.
When we meet:
From September, we will be meeting every other Thursday evening from 6:30-9pm in the Julian Study Centre for our themed baking socials on campus. We also have some exciting baking and cooking themed events planned in and around Norwich, last year these included a cocktail crawl and a cake crawl!
Themes this semester for each meeting:
Schedule so far (all events subject to change):
26th September: Come and say hello to Baking Society at the Socities Fayre in UEA Sportspark from 12-6pm. The perfect opportunity to get to know what baking soc is all about and purchase/renew your membership for only £3 for the whole year. (There will also be free cake!)
28th September: First social: Cake decorating taster session in Julian Study Centre, room 1.02, 6:30-9pm. All materials provided along with free tea and coffee and a chance to get to know your fellow baking enthusiasts at UEA!
30th September: Tea and cake at Harriet's tea room in Norwich (Date has changed from Sunday to Saturday)
5th October: No bake week- Fridge cake, fudge, basically anything you can make without using an oven- but please no raw egg! Once again there will be free tea and coffee and the event will be held in the Julian Study Centre room 1.02 from 6:30-9pm.
8th October: Day trip to The Cake & Bake Show at the ExCel in London. (See events section below for more details)
19th October: Chocolate week
26th October: Halloween week
3rd November: Pizza making workshop at Pizza Express
9th November: Savoury week
18th November: Dessert cocktail making class at Be At One, Norwich (5pm) Tickets on sale now via the Baking SU page.
23rd November: Disney week
30th November: Christmas meal at The Georgian Townhouse at 7:30pm: To celebrate another amazing year of baking soc, we will be dressing up and heading out for a 2 course dinner at The Georgian Townhouse! Tickets are limited for this event so purchase yours ASAP via the products section of the baking soc SU page! (Please contact baking soc via Facebook/email after buying your ticket so that we can send you a menu preorder form.)
1st December: Christmas social in Norwich: Details to be announced.
7th December: Christmas week & food drive: We will be decorating gingerbread biscuits and have lots of festive surprises planned! This event will be advertised as part of the union's Twelve Days of Different programme so we will be welcoming students from outside of baking soc too! (We would also love it if you could bring unwanted canned/non perishable food to be donated to a local food bank)
After Christmas: We already have lots of exciting ideas for baking themed weeks and socials for after Christmas thanks to all of your suggestions at our meetings so far but if there is anything in particular you would like to see baking soc do then please drop us an email or contact us via our social media accounts before the end of the semester so that we can potentially add it in to our schedule for next year!
President: Rosie Burgoyne
Treasurer: Izzy Evans
Secretary: Katie Smith
Social secretary: Amelia Oatley
Heath & safety and equality & diversity officer: Heather Dagnall
First year rep: We are still looking for a first year rep! This role doesn't require much commitment but will offer you an insight into being on a committee for a society at UEA which will look great on your CV! All you need is to attend baking soc regularly and to be enthusiastic about spreading the word about our society to other first years! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in please send us an email at email@example.com for more information.
Saturday 18th November: Cocktail making class at Be At One, Norwich at 5pm. Tickets cost £20 each and will include learning to make 3 cocktails, complimentary pizza and 2 for £10 cocktail wristbands for the rest of the night! Tickets are on sale now via the products section below.
Thursday 30th November: Baking Society Christmas meal at The Georgian Townhouse, Norwich at 7:30pm- Full details on our Facebook event or in the 'Themes this semester' section above. Tickets cost £23.50 for 2 courses plus tea/coffee and mini mince pies and you can get them below under the 'products' section!