Cupcake competition a sweet deal for campus food bank

Fiona Du, Stephanie Parent, Jacqueline Christie, Sylvia Verhaegen-Tingle, Marlene Kemski, Ryan Kenney, Marcin Pulcer, Susan HoligaContestants Fiona Du, Stephanie Parent, Jacqueline Christie, Sylvia Verhaegen-Tingle, Marlene Kemski, Ryan Kenney, Marcin Pulcer, and Susan Holiga pose with their entries in the IT Services cupcake competition.

A bake-off in Information Technology Services showed off the skills of staff competitors while supporting the student food bank.

The cupcake contest boasted eight entries and raised $210 plus donations of canned goods for the charity, which is administered by Iona College and based in Canterbury College. About 40 members of the IT Services staff turned out to sample the goodies, and provost Douglas Kneale formally judged winners based on three criteria:

  • Originality to Sylvia Verhaegen-Tingle for her vegan creation;
  • Presentation to Fiona Du for her watermelon-styled cupcakes; and
  • Taste to Marlene Kemski for her “Canadian Eh!” recipe combining dark chocolate with cherry whiskey, maple whiskey and candied bacon.

Executive director Ryan Kenney says he hopes to engage his department in more events like this, building team spirit while benefiting the community.