Saturday morning at 8:00, my alarm clock ripped me out of my sleep. A little reluctantly I got up and made myself ready for the day – ready to bake 1,200 angels from yeast dough for the project “Help for sick children”. About 20 colleagues of the TecAlliance as well as a part of the project choir support this project. At 9:20 Viktoria picked me up and then we made our way to Creglingen, to the company Manz. When we arrived, we took a group picture – outside, in front of the entrance with unpleasant temperatures.
Then we went to the organization: Who does what? How much personnel is needed? What kind of material do we need where? Where can we help?
The first people have disappeared into the kitchen. They finished the dough, cut it out and baked the angels. It took a good while until the rest could support us. When the first ready-baked angels came out of the kitchen, it really started. First the colours for painting the angels had to be mixed. For this, sugar icing was used once and egg whites were beaten once and mixed with icing sugar. With food coloring this was then colored into the desired color.
At 13 o’clock there was refreshment for the team: potato soup with sausages and homemade bread. Since the angels were spread all over the tables, people could be found eating standing up or making room between the angels. The break was over and everyone started working again.
After another 5 hours the time had come: “The dough is out.” I have never seen such relieved faces as after these words. 30 minutes later the last angels were decorated and brought to the drying room. The cleaning went faster than expected and at 18:45 we could separate from each other with a clear conscience and finally start our way home.
Whether we have baked the 1,200 angels we do not know yet. But what I can say: When I went to bed that evening, it felt really good. You could get involved socially and also had a lot of fun – even with people you didn’t even know. And there was again the opportunity to have a chat with Mitazubis and fellow students. We are looking forward to more such activities!