Posted 6 November, 2014 in Competitions
Bakers your time is up. The final challenge is complete and our bloggers must now face the judges. For this crucial last round, we have brought in the help of Euphorium founder and chairman Daniel Bear, who alongside our resident judge John Whaite, had the unenviable task of selecting our overall #cakethat winner. With a Kimbo coffee machine up for grabs, let’s see what our judges had to say.
Lavender and Lovage – Chocolate Cherry Cake. “Rustic looking cherry cake. Mouth watering. Lovely photograph that really shows the cake off. You can almost taste the rich chocolate and sweet cherries. Looks rather grand on the table!”
Cocktails in teacups – Chess Cake. “An impressive design! Would be a great reveal to your dinner party guests. Clear method with good use of piping bag for the cake mixture. A tricky thing to do, but this is done well!”
Milkbubbletea – Chocolate Bundt Cake. “A nice idea. Lovely round ring cake which is a little different to regular cakes. Perhaps a little too simple for a showstopper?”
She cooks she eats – Leek, Lamb & Mint Pies. “Really lovely idea. The pastry looks so bronzed and delicious, and the thought of cheese pastry is so tempting! Overall effect is impressive, and I imagine the flavour combination is awesome!”
After John managed to whittle it down to two finalists, Lavender and Lovage and Cocktails in Teacups, it was left to Daniel to make the difficult final call. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’ve really enjoyed following all of the amazing baking over the last couple of months. All of our Cake That bloggers are exceptional bakers and should be proud of their efforts. Trying to choose between them is no easy feat, but one bake really stood out as having that extra bit of flair that we love at Euphorium. Amy’s chess cake certainly is a showstopper and I’d be proud to have that served up in any of our shops. Well done Amy!”