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Training and cupcakes at the 'Great Kings Bake Off' in Brighton

22 Feb, 2018
Training and cupcakes at the 'Great Kings Bake Off' in Brighton

On 15th February, a group of UK-based education agents visited Kings Brighton for a fun day of training and cupcake crafting!

The 14 agents, recruiting from regions as diverse Africa, China, Latin America and the Middle East, were joined by Kings staff Cristina Tejero, Regional Manager for the UK, Iran and Africa, Anna Trott, Director of Recruitment for the UK Colleges, and Rivelle Noupoue, our Regional Enrolment Advisor for Africa.

The day began with a presentation from Director Andrew Green about the construction of Kings Brighton, and a guided tour of the college with Principal Nigel Addison.

The group were then given a rare opportunity to go 'back to school' and experience life as an academic student — with a real Economics lesson taught by one of our teachers! To demonstrate what's on offer outside the classroom too, John Murphy — Enrichment, Sports and Social Coordinator at Kings Brighton — ran a session about the Enrichment programme.

After a delicious lunch in the cafeteria, and an impromptu photoshoot on the famous pink Lambretta in reception, it was time for the afternoon challenge: decorating cupcakes!

The 'Great Kings Bake Off' was held at Brighton's Angel Food Bakery, known for their beautifully decorated cakes in many flavours.

The group at work decorating cupcakes; the winning design by Monzer; a selection of the decorated cupcakes.

With a prize for the best cake creation, everyone got to work with colourful frosting and sprinkles, moulds and cutters. The theme was: What does Kings mean to you?

The winner was Monzer from SkillMe who topped his cupcake with a queen figurine made from purple frosting. Perfect for Kings! His prize was six cupcakes decorated by the professionals, and everyone got to take their own tasty creations home.