Kitchen engineering and the Great British Bake Off – can kids develop a taste for engineering?

Baking plans written down on graph paper next to cake decorations on a wooden board
GBBO contestants Giuseppe, Rahul and Andrew teamed up to celebrate National Engineering Day in the UK. With permission from Royal Academy of Engineering. Credit: Chris Warren

The material engineer’s work is delicate, dainty and soft-hued and he keeps his recipes in Excel so he can scale them if needed. “It’s very easy to speak engineering when you’ve got cake,” says GBBO winner Giuseppe Dell’Anno.

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