Friday, 4 May 2012

The Great Instore Bake Off

[caption id="attachment_2792" align="alignleft" width="300"]Cakes galore! Hungry? Too late - they've gone![/caption]

On May 1st, the Instore central, account and field teams duly assembled for the “Great Instore Bake Off” for Community Week. There were two categories for entries:

  • Do it yourself – all decorations, ingredients need to be put together from scratch – No bought packets of mix

  • The Special Ones – for the not so adventurous baker, anything goes except pre-baked & packaged cakes.

All cakes, cookies and yummy treats were presented in front of a judging panel and marked out of 10 under the following categories:

  • Taste & Texture

  • Presentation

  • Creativity

Once judging was complete, all entries were put up for sale. Wendy Cane reports:

[caption id="attachment_2793" align="alignright" width="300"]More cake! Mmmmm - there's more![/caption]

The Instore Bake Off was a huge success. We had 23 cakes, 1 entry of pancake rolls and 1 entry of chicken samosas.

The total so far raised stand at £92.59 with a few donations still to come in, we expect to have broken the £100 barrier by the end of the day*.

Our top judging panel crowned the Cream Horns the winner with a chocolate orange sponge a very close second.

* = the £100 barrier has indeed been broken - the amount raised now stands at £117.20.

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive13 May 2012 at 11:43

    What an impressive sight - congratulations to all the bakers.