Pastry students getting ready to shake, bake and sell some great goodies

It’s bake sale time again at SAIT.

For the past 15 years SAIT’s baking and pastry arts students have been whipping up their favourite treats students and staff to enjoy.

The second-year customer relationship management class, taught by Rose Warden, a graduate of the baking and pastry arts program, puts together the three sales as a final assessment for their class, in the weeks prior to Christmas.

“It’s one of the highlights of the program for our students to get out and show off their work. The support we get from students and staff is great,” Warden said in an interview.

The bake sales will happen Nov. 3, Nov. 24 and Dec. 15. The December sale will have a Christmas theme.

All of the bake sales will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Market Place, which is located in the John Ware building on SAIT’s main campus.

The price of goodies ranges from $1-$10 and all proceeds go back to the baking and pastry arts program.

Madison Nussbaum, a second-year student currently in Warden’s class, says she’s always loved baking and is excited to share her creations with the public.

She’s recently gotten into baking dairy free and/or gluten-free products so those with allergies can still indulge in a good treat.

“I actually did a survey around [SAIT’s] campus and a lot of people were wondering if there would be gluten- and dairy-free treats,” said Nussbaum.

“I decided to make gluten- and dairy-free brownie bites for the bake sale.”

The allergy sensitive treats will be one of many student-inspired creations for sale along with an abundance of cookies, pastries, cakes and breads.

Warden said that the last few bake sales have sold out, so this year’s events will have an ample amount of product available.

The Market Place is a great place to get student baking, and other items from other the professional cooking and butchery students, and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rose Warden, a baking and pastry arts instructor and chef at SAIT Polytechnic, poses in the Market Place in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Warden is the instructor of the customer relationship management course that throws bake sales at SAIT every three weeks. (Photo by Abby Sletten/The Press)
Pictured here is the entrance to the Market Place taken on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. The Market Place is where the bake sale will be held. (Photo by Abby Sletten/The Press)
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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Abby Sletten is working as a reporter for The Press during the 2016-17 academic year.