Having Our Cake and Eating It Too

A cake baked by a local bakery to commemorate the 250th anniversary of P&S was judged the overall winner of a January “Cake Off” held to celebrate several medical center anniversaries.

A panel of community judges viewed and tasted cakes made to represent P&S (250 years), the School of Nursing (125 years), the College of Dental Medicine (100 years), and the Mailman School of Public Health (95 years). The cakes were judged on taste, appearance, and how well each cake represented the mission of the school. The P&S cake, created by Make My Cake bakery, portrayed the new Vagelos Education Center. The cake also depicted books authored by Columbia faculty and alumni.

CUMC faculty and staff were invited to taste each school’s cake and vote on their favorite. The College of Dental Medicine cake, which depicted the dental school mobile van, received the most votes. The cake was baked by Bizcocho De Colores bakery