With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens it seems the whole of the UK has got baking mania again. So when Whitworths Sugar told me all about their Great Office Bake Off, how could I and my work colleagues resist joining in the challenge. To be honest there are lots of bakers in our office so we needed little encouragement.
It was easy to organise using the Whitworths Great Office Bake Off #GOBO Toolkit, so if you think your office wants to join in be sure to visit the site to find out more. You can also follow Whitworths Sugar on Twitter, and share your bakes via a tweet.
It has all you need :-
- a poster to advertise your #GOBO
- voting slips
- tournament table
- bake sale labels
- #GOBO certificate for winner
A Loaf Bake was the September theme of our #GOBO, a staggering eleven members of staff entered. There was a real variety of bakes, even two savoury bakes and one multi coloured rainbow cake!
|An impressive number of entries!|
Here is a full list of the bakes:-
- Lemon Drizzle Cake - three entries
- Carrot Cake
- Apple and Spice Tea Loaf
- Rainbow Vanilla Cake
- Banana and Walnut Loaf
- Plum and Almond
- Blackberry and Cinnamon
- Vegetarian Savoury cake
- Sun dried tomato and mozzarella
|Plum and Almond Cake|
There were nine judges, who all seemed to enjoy the tasting and scoring. I have to say the voting slips made this nice and easy, it also made adding up the scores to find the winners straight forward.
The winners are:
1st Place - Carrot Cake
2nd Place - Apple and Spice Tea Loaf
joint 3rd Place - Lemon Drizzle Cake
Plum and Almond Cake
Now there is an element of delight and slight embarrassment when I tell you that I baked the Carrot Cake, but I can assure you the judging was totally impartial. For those interested I used the Whitworths Carrot Cake recipe, the ingredients were enough to make one and a half loaves. You can see photographs of all the bakes on the Whitworths Facebook app.
|Rainbow Vanilla Cake|
We sliced up all the cakes and sold them to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The October #GOBO will be a technical bake where all entries will bake to the same recipe, but nothing too tricky.
Disclosure: I was sent Whitworths sugar for baking and compensated for this post.