A cake made to look like a dog’s infected uterus won an unusual Nottingham charity baking contest.
Made from Victoria sponge with jam and fondant icing, the cake represents a realistic interpretation of a nasty canine condition called Pyometra.
It was part of the Cake-Off competition organised by staff and students at The University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus.
The competition raised £800 for Vets in the Community, a Nottingham Vet School project which offers free medical care to the pets of homeless people.
‘Spay that Bitch’ won in the Science Meets Cake category and the group of veterinary students behind the creation say it carries an important message.
Anna Burrows, leader of the team, said: “Our cake may look gross but we hope it will drive home a more serious message about Pyometra which is an extremely painful and life-threatening condition in a bitch dog.
“We see many cases in veterinary practice but the good news is it can be completely avoided by owners getting their dogs spayed.”
Dr Wendela Wapenaar, vet school staff member and co-organiser, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Cake Off which was the best ever.
“We were delighted that, thanks to our online voting system, more than 500 people from all over the world were able to vote on the entries, bringing the event and its important scientific messages to a much wider audience.”