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You have to see these incredible LGBTI-themed cakes baked by school pupils

You have to see these incredible LGBTI-themed cakes baked by school pupils

Love is love!

Prepare to be inspired – and loosen your belt – as we share this year’s best bakes from the Educate & Celebrate Great Rainbow Bake-off 2016, in celebration of LGBT History Month.

Pupils from 12 schools around the UK gathered at Urswick School in London yesterday (12 February) to create ‘noisy’ cakes on the theme of religion, faith and philosophy, to tie in with the theme of LGBT History Month.

The jigsaw of religion, philosophy and sexuality
The jigsaw of religion, philosophy and sexuality

Elly Barnes CEO of Educate & Celebrate said: ‘It was so difficult to judge as all the cakes were truly creative and stunning, everyone was a winner!’

‘The cakes produced were just incredible and showed fantastic creativity and understanding of the LGBT History Month theme; religion, belief and philosophy.

‘Copdock Primary made rice crispy pillars on their cake with rainbow coloured icing to represent all the religions of the world.

‘Howletch, our primary school winners, imagined an LGBT heaven inspired by the words of Desmond Tutu: “I would much rather go to hell than a homophobic heaven.”

Howltech Primary's Desmond Tutu-inspired cake
Howltech Primary’s Desmond Tutu-inspired cake

“The secondary school winner came from Gryphon School where they had the word ‘love’ in different languages on a delicious rainbow layered cake.

Gryphon School's multilingual rainbow cake
Gryphon School’s multilingual rainbow cake

“Thank you to our fabulous hosts, the Urswick School in Hackney and to my fellow judges, Jack and Scott.”

Renowned chef Jack Monroe judged the bakes along with GSN’s own Scott Nunn.

Judges Elly, Jack and Scott
Judges Elly, Jack and Scott
Rainbow gender neutral people
Rainbow gender neutral people
Chestnut Grove's proud cake
Chestnut Grove’s proud cake

Jack said other schools could learn a lot from the event, and praised the work of Educate & Celebrate, the UK-based LGBTI education organization.

An impressive rainbow rose
An impressive rainbow rose

‘It is very encouraging to be back in a school environment that is making such an effort to be inclusive and celebrate people regardless of how they express themselves,’ they said.

Love is love!
Love is love!

‘It’s brilliant to see the children’s take on an idea and how they explore and interpret in their own way. 

‘Obviously this isn’t confined to Urswick School but is happening all over the country – really positive to see their imaginative, fun cakes with a serious message.

Urswick School adding the finishing touches
Urswick School adding the finishing touches

‘Other schools could learn a lot from this event and the work of Educate & Celebrate!’

GSN’s Scott Nunn said: ‘The second year of Educate & Celebrate’s Bake-off stirred up brighter colours and springier sponges than ever.

Murryfield Primary
Murryfield Primary

‘These creative kids really are whipping their schools into shape on equality for LGBTIs.’