FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Students and faculty members at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary built relationships over homemade goodies during the seminary’s Bake & Box, March 22. Some Southwesterners challenged one another during a bakeoff at the event, and others fought one another during an inflatable sumo wrestling tournament at the event.

“It was a lot of fun, a great time of fellowship,” said Brittney Kuhne, adding that she and other bakeoff contestants from Barnard Hall began to bond even before the event as they crammed into the dorm’s common kitchen to prepare their recipes for the cookoff. “And then, of course, the Sumo wrestling was hilarious.”

“People are talented on this campus,” said Kuhne, a bakeoff winner, complimenting other contestants. She said that she got great ideas for baking from others who participated in the contest. But winners from the bakeoff took home not only new ideas for the kitchen but also prizes. First-place winners received a $100 gift card to Williams-Sonoma, second-place winners received an Amazon Kindle, and third-place winners received a $50 gift card to Chili’s.

For cookie entries in the bakeoff, winners included: first place, Amanda Dye; second place, Brittney Kuhne; and third place, Kaycee Robinson. For brownie entries, winners included: first place, Janis Felts; second place, Amanda Dye; and third place, Susannah Sammons.

“This was a great time to share some of those talents that you normally wouldn’t see,” said Kuhne, adding that she will enter into the bakeoff next time, and for as long as she has an oven in which to bake.