The Great MacMillan Bake Off

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Last week, us Wowcher guys and gals enjoyed the delights of our very own home baking in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan gems provide a fantastic support system for people affected by cancer, so we were more than happy to help of course, and get involved with a mahoosive bake off in the office.

There were fruit cakes, chocolate and orange cupcakes and classic rice crispy squares to name just a few. There was loads for grabs but there had to be just one winner. Our expert, cake-hungry judges chose Emma’s coffee and walnut cake as the number one Wowcher cake. A Paul Hollywood handshake to you Star Baker Emma.

Photo by Emma Griffiths

Photo by Emma Griffiths

The cake is a signature dish in her family, being her brother’s staple bake, who is also a pastry chef – ooo la la! We think the baking talent runs in the famille, mais non? Emma loves the Channel 4 Bake Off (does anyone else think it’s not that bad either?) and she happily shares her soft spot for Noel “I bloody love him”. When asked what cake she would be and why, she thinks she would be a carrot cake, as they have a “strong presence”. I do agree. A classic choice there.

Photo by Emma Griffiths

Photo by Emma Griffiths

All in all, we raised a lovely £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support, well done folks. If you’d like to hear the words on your marks, get set, baaaaaake and see some fabulous Bake Off famous faces, then head to the BBC Good Food Show. You will see the mighty blue-eyed Paul Hollywood, family favourite Mary Berry (who I do miss – what is Bake Off without the phrase ‘soggy bottom’?!) and the wonderful Nadiya Hussein (did anyone else cry when she won?). Don’t be afraid to take whisks (sorry) and get baking my darlings, you are all Star Bakers in my eyes.