The Great Geobake-off

The Great Schools Geobakeoff!

Buoyed by the phenomenon that was the 2014 Great Geobakeoff, we thought it was about time the schools got a look-in. And what better day to launch, than the day the Great British Bakeoff returns to our screens?

Cake is a handy, versatile way to explain a lot of geological concepts, from stratigraphy and faulting to Earth’s layers – we’ve done it before on this very blog. So it’s no surprise schools have been geobaking for far longer than we have. Since the geobakeoff began, geography and geology classes have been sending over examples of their handiwork in an impressive range of styles…




Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral School

Inspired by your efforts, as part of Earth Science Week 2014, we’re holding a special Schools Geobakeoff, open to all schools from Primary to Sixth Form!


Students can enter as a class, or individually.

To enter, all you need to do is send us a picture of your creation, a paragraph (100-500 words) explaining what it represents, and the name of your school.

Entries can take any form, from globe cakes to unconformities – the only rule is that they are geologically themed. Look no further than the geobakeoff hashtag on twitter, or our summary of entries, if you’re in search of inspiration!

Send us your creations any time, from now until the end of Earth Science Week (13-19 October), and we’ll pick five winners from amongst the bunch.

prizesYou can send us your pictures via twitter, to @geolsoc using #geobakeoff, or email them to us. Please email your text to, with the subject heading ‘Schools Geobakeoff.’


Winning students/classes will all receive the traditional geobakeoff prize package of a one off, limited edition #geobakeoff wooden spoon, our much coveted rock hammer USB sticks, and a certificate confirming your geobaking prowess.

Need some inspiration?

Look no further than the Great Geobakeoff Flickr album, containing all the weird and wonderful entries from the last Great Geobakeoff! Or why not have a go at recreating Catherine Kenny’s Silurian Death Assemblage Cupcakes? Keep an eye on the blog, we’ll be posting more recipes and ideas in the build up to Earth Science Week…

Good luck!

2 thoughts on “The Great Schools Geobakeoff!

  1. Pingback: The Great Schools Geobakeoff – the results! | Geological Society of London blog

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