Yesterday at MVF was nothing short of icr-edible (see what I did there) as we hosted another annual Bake Off at our London HQ!
Who knew MVF had so many talented bakers within its ranks?! Our judging panel was formed of Founder Titus Sharpe, PR Director Grace Garland, Exec Assistant Becky Harper, Managing Director Joseph Schofield, Operations Director Tom Read, last year’s winner and Team Lead Sabrina Ouki along with our chosen Charity Castlehaven’s CEO Tricia Richards, all of which were truly blown away by the sheer volume and quality of everyone’s efforts and entries.
Teams of three were tasked to submit a Tasty Technical Savoury, a Stunning Signature Traybake and a Jaw-Dropping Showstopper cake. And it is safe to say our 10 teams didn’t disappoint! From pretzels to brownies and insane looking sponge cakes there really was something for everyone!
Our winners were Darcie Walsh with her Biscoff Millionaire Shortbread traybake, Logan Partridge with his Vegan Rarebit quiche with bloody mary relish and the standard of show stoppers was so high the judges couldn’t choose just one so Sabina Alieva’s Sea-riously Ocean-tastic Cake and Rumana Akthar's Flour Power bouquet shared first place!
And finally the Technically Challenged team were awarded the Team prize for their fantastically MVF theme’d bakes!
Then our very own Tom Rees (Senior Biddable Media Exec by day and golden jacket enrobed presenter by night) hosted a lunchtime cake auction to squeeze as many pennies out of our MVFers as possible.
Tom and his Nutella pot gavel did a fantastic job with the highest value cake going for £360!!!
And we can’t wrap up this post without a huge, huge shout out to our lovely organiser Lucy Crossfield, Editor Expert Market, who without there would be no MVF Bake Off!
At time of print we have raised a whopping £4570 for Castlehaven, beating last year’s bake sale by over £1000! The bar is well and truly set for 2020...