By EMMA BOONE, BΦ
On Wednesday, February 13th, the Psi chapter of UCLA engaged in a new event and competition, the first ever Psi Baking Competition/Sale! That night, the three classes met together and at separate apartments to engage in a baking frenzy (which bled quite late into the night I might add). I am a part of the Beta Phi class, so I’ll speak from our point of view mostly. Since we are the youngest class, we had no one in our group who lived in an apartment—yet we were the biggest group of bakers! Thankfully, some sisters graciously lent us their apartment for the night. The day before, we went all around Westwood shopping for our ingredients, as our item was very difficult. But we had a blast! Then when we baked, we put on some jams, and went away! We made cookie dough/brownie bites that were dipped in fudge, so you could see how we needed many ingredients. We split up into teams, each conquering a different aspect of the goodie! Surprisingly, we all fit into the small kitchen! At about the stroke of midnight, we ran to the hill to deliver our goodies to the judges—yes, there were judges! Sadly, we got a penalty for our tardiness. In the end, despite the penalty, we did end up winning! Beta Upsilon made beautiful heart shaped cookies, and Beta Tau made mochi brownies! We planned to sell the goodies the next day on Bruinwalk, however the rain ruined our plans. But we made do! We bagged up the goodies and advertised our sale and were able to sell them through pickup on Valentine’s Day. Despite the last minute damper on our situation, we were able to have a great time bonding and complete the bake sale! And all in all, the best part was getting to bond with my Psi class, and get stuffed with yummy baked goods!
The winning team of bakers from BΦ (from top to bottom), brothers Christiana Gutierrez, Katie Osborn, Emma Boone, Sara Acosta, and Brandon Free.