I d’éclair a bake off

As previously mentioned in Kim’s post – the éclat team do love a good challenge. So, we set our sights on a more domestic challenge; baking. It’s no secret that everyone at éclat loves cake and with some dedicated Great British Bake Off fans in the team –  it was a no-brainer to take part in Macmillan Cancer Research’s Coffee Morning.

When we do cake-related activities here at éclat, we don’t do them by half. And by that we mean, only the full cake will do! So, when I saw the amazing spread of cakes – I could only resist temptation for about 30 mins until I indulged.

Deciding what cake to sample first turned out to be quite a tricky task in itself. At first, I surveyed the table of baked delights and found my eyes immediately drawn to Kelly’s Tiffin cake, which had an array of colourful smarties on the top. My mind was all but made up when I found out it had a Lion Bar inside it. First impressions were great: aesthetically pleasing and made my mouth water which is always a good sign. Most importantly, it went down a treat, the broken pieces of rich tea biscuit complemented my cup of tea incredibly well.

A special mention has to go to Mel’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake which looked like a giant-sized Reece’s cup. I am a self-confessed cheesecake connoisseur and tasted many a cheesecake in the past and DAMN was this cheesecake good. The salty-sweet combo of the cheesecake coupled with the buttery biscuit base made it one of the tastiest I’ve tasted!

Once all the cakes had been sampled, the scores were tallied and the winner was announced. Massive congratulations to Emily who won over the office with her Rocky Road – a worthy winner!

Obviously, this was all for a great cause in Macmillan Cancer Support and all the team put a huge amount of effort into making this a successful event and raising a nice sum of money for a worthwhile charity.

Thanks go to Kim for organising the event and to Mel for making us some soup and bread for lunch to make us feel better about ourselves in-between scoffing our faces with cake.

They say cake is a route to man’s heart and I can confirm that this 100% true. Can it be coffee morning every day?


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