GIS Cake wins Edinburgh Geography Bake-Off

GIS Cake

Liz Richardson’s Remarkable Cake

A remarkable four-layer GIS cake has won a charity Bake Off competition organised in the  Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment at the University of Edinburgh. The cake was the work of Liz Richardson, a spatial analyst with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) based in the Drummond Street building, part of the School of GeoSciences. Liz’s cake features the real-world, sitting on a geological base, overlain by raster layers representing elevation, land-use and the risk of attack by a killer rabbit!

The winning entry was judged on taste with extra marks awarded for research-related themes! Those sampling the cake donated generously to a local food bank, which benefited to the tune of £300.

Neil Stuart, one of the core team contributing to the GIS Masters programme in Edinburgh said “I had heard of Liz’s creativity with cakes, but this was truly amazing.  I have taken a photograph to use in one of my lectures!”

Liz said “I really enjoy making decorative cakes and this gave me a unique opportunity to combine work with fun, all for a good cause”


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