Staffordshire Hoard Challenge for Museum Cake Day

To celebrate Culture Themes’ museum cake day #MusCake on June 19th, the Staffordshire Hoard conservation team are challenging you to bake a Staffordshire Hoard inspired cake (or biscuits) and to post a picture of your creation on our Facebook page or tweet us. The best entry will receive a goody bag of Staffordshire Hoard merchandise and feature on the Facebook page.

If you would like to enter the competition you have until 12pm on June 18th. Only one entry per person! The competition will be judged by conservators at Birmingham Museums, including Alex Cantrill who baked the Staffordshire Hoard birthday cake below, the inspiration for this museum cake day competition! We will announce the winner via twitter and Facebook on June 19th. We will also tweet all your cake competition entry images using the #MusCake hashtag on the same day.  See the competition rules.

Staffordshire Hoard birthday cake
Look at images of the Staffordshire Hoard on the Hoard Flickr page for inspiration for your cake. What will inspire you? Will it be the Silver gilded pommel cap with human face (we call it Dave)?
Silver gilded pommel cap.
Or perhaps the Millefiori glass stud with gold and garnet surround?
Millefiori glass stud.
Or this bird of prey shaped gold and garnet fitting?
Bird of prey. Gold and garnet fitting.

And remember you can also make biscuits! We were very impressed by the picture of the Staffordshire Hoard ginger biscuits made by Helen Bernacki that appeared in the June 2013 edition of Current Archaeology.

Good luck everyone – we can’t wait to see your Hoard inspired cakes and biscuits!

Pieta Greaves
Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Manager

#MusCake day is a Culture Themes initiative, one of the monthly events they have on twitter to promote the work of museums. Culture Themes is a multi-national group of museum professionals who love museums. Find out more about Culture Themes at their website http://www.culturethemes.com and follow them on twitter @culturethemes.

Staffordshire Hoard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/staffshoard
Staffordshire Hoard on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/staffordshirehoard
Staffordshire Hoard on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/staffordshirehoard
Watch Staffordshire Hoard conservation videos: http://www.youtube.com/BirminghamMAG
Staffordshire Hoard website: http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk

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