Master bakers


#1

I’m participating in our office bake off. Each week someone brings in a baked thing and it’s scored and rates by the office.

I’m actually the defending champion after making a Christmas stollen last year.

However, this year I’m completely lacking in ideas and so need some inspiration for something that looks and tastes great but is relatively straight forward. Thanks! X


#2

Gingerbread people


#3

Upside down pear cake?


#4

I planned on entering our work bake off with a pina colada style cup cake - sponge cakes with shredded pineapple through them iced with butter icing full of dessicated coconut. You could possibly add some yellow and green colouring to the relevant parts.


#5

sounds good!


#6

And you call these homemade although they are clearly Greggs


#7

Will have a look through my recipes later and will see if I can find a winner.


#8

a true champion would never ask for help, shocking behaviour


#9

tiramisu


#10

Master what? Oh, right…


#11

Brownies with chocolate bars baked into them. Easy, taste amazing, look really cool and always go down a treat


#12

That’s a good shout. Brownies with a layer of salted caramel always goes down well.


#13

My boss made pretty much this a few weeks ago - home made salted caramel as well the showoff.


#14

Posted this half an hour ago and not one of you (not one) has replied ‘Bless you’


#15

This is my fail safe show stopper that requires very little actual skill but always gets a good reaction. Three chocolate sponges then make a vat of chocolate buttercream (I make with mascarpone for added luxury) cover up the mess round the outside with matchmakers then whack a ton of smarties on top.


#16

Holy fuck that looks amazing!


#17

Woah, that looks good!


#18

One of the easiest cakes I’ve baked, honestly (takes a bit of time to decorate however and you need to buy about 8 tubes of smarties)


#19

We have a winner :star_struck::heart:


#20

Recipe…?