Monday, 7 October 2013

Cake Monday 7th October

We race (electronically) and the loser has to bake a cake to feed the office. 
Why? because we like cake.
Who? everyone in the office. No one gets out of it.
When? 1st Monday of the month.
The rules: you make the cake yourself, without any help. You can't 'repeat' a cake. Your cake will be judged on presentation, difficulty and taste, and marked out of 10 by each colleague.

'Fat Pig' cake by Ellie. Ellie's first contribution to Cake Monday. Her process involved making a chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream (by hand), designing her pig using ready-made fondant, and cooling the cake on her front door step. The cake also spent a night in her car to keep it cool!! (yes, we are serious about Cake Monday). A long afternoon was spent on this cake (not helped by a hangover) and detail and care were taken - an oven thermometer was used. 

The Verdict: really really impressive, very pretty. Looked professional, like a celebration cake you'd buy. Tasted good too. The presentation achieved high scores and the cake even swayed those colleagues who are not mad on chocolate to score highly.

Fat Pig Cake Average Score: 8.1

Next time: Rosie-who-never-loses-a-race-Bayliss.