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May 29, 2019

RCM announces winner of its annual cake competition

A cake featuring a baby sleeping in a flower is the winner of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual International Day of the Midwife cake competition.

The Great Midwifery Cake-Off 2019 challenged RCM members to design midwifery themed cakes. The cake with the most likes on the RCM Facebook site won the accolade along with a £250 gift voucher.

Winner student midwife Molly Grimston from Wolverhampton University was up against stiff competition from midwives across the UK. Molly's triple-tiered and colourful creation features babies' feet along with butterflies and flowers. Atop her creation is a sleeping baby enveloped in a lotus flower.

Other entries depicted mothers having water births, placentas, a crowning baby's head and pregnancy bumps.

The competition is part of the RCM's celebration of International Day of the Midwife, taking place on 5 May each year, with events led by RCM members across the UK running around that date.

Molly says: "I've always been a keen baker and regularly bake alongside my midwifery training. The RCM bake-off event was the perfect opportunity for me to celebrate being a student midwife as well as my love for baking. I am so surprised to have won and had such incredible support from all my friends and family. Now it's time to enjoy some cake."

See all the entries in the RCM's Great Midwifery Cake-Off here.


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