This year, the winner of the socially distanced (bring your own fork) Ideal Bake Off 2020 for Macmillan Cancer Support was Annie. Proving, yet again, that good baking = good chemistry!
Annie’s C-19 aware individually portioned baked raspberry cheesecakes fought off fierce competition this year from Vicky (the defending champion) who weighed in with a spectacular “Vicky” sponge but just lost out in the vote.
Alex didn’t disappoint with his self-titled “A-choc-a-lips Now” freestyle formulation… blending cashews & digestives in a whole new way. Billie jus-rolled in with some neat home-baked fruit turnovers & my Nigella Guinness cake proved disappointingly unpopular despite my pre-bake flexing.
Special mention for Sharron who put forward several strong contenders including a magnificent trifle, a fine looking carrot cake & the crowd-pleasing (and much requested) Bailey’s Cheesecake (accidentally diluting her own votes but ensuring there was an awesome afternoon tea-break in the factory).
Strong representation in the vegan category this year too, with Celia’s sophisticated peach upside-down cake & Lucy’s vegan cinnamon buns flying out of the baking tray!
A few delicious (but ineligible) fakers crept in this year too they know who they are (Helen, Debs). But… We’re awarding Jonny the wooden spoon for deliberately booking holiday during the bake-off.
Most importantly, we managed to raise £100 this time around for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks to everyone for being cool. Well done Annie!