The inaugural Spectrecom Valentines Bake Off began with heightened anticipation yesterday morning as ‘Star Baker’ hopefuls entered the tent… I mean, office… laden with mouth-watering creations, quivering sugar levels and their eyes on the prize.
Eight budding bakers presented their treats to the judges (Spectrecom’s answer to Paul and Mary – Jason and Jenny) and while two were disqualified almost immediately for blatant cheating (hide the packaging next time, Liam) six made it through to the deciding round…
Producer Amber, who went with a much-loved classic – her chocolate-topped ‘Piece of Cupcakes’
Senior Writer Toby, who wooed the judges with his ‘Love Bite’ chocolate and raspberry cheesecake brownies
Head of Studio Ben whose Apple and Almond Cake gave Nigella a run for her money
Head of Creative Dani, with a plate of her ‘Love got me tiffin’ chocolate bites
Producer Jamie with her slightly ominous-sounding ‘surprise’ rice crispy cakes…
And Account Manager Olly, the only baker to offer a savoury option, with his Chorizo and Cambazola tarts.
Tensions were rising, hearts were fluttering and stomachs were grumbling as the judges pondered over the final taste test.
Paul (Jenny) and Mary (Jason) tried each baked good in turn and gave their comments before going away to deliberate.
With bated breath, the bakers waited… and scoffed a shed load of cake.
At last, a decision was reached and the winner announced.
And the SpectreBakes ‘Star Baker’ was…
Well, you’ll have to watch the film to find out!
All proceeds from the bake sale are being donated to Oval House Theatre which sources and supports theatre talent in excluded communities.
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Head of Creative
Dani is head of our creative department and manages a team of talented wordsmiths, illustrators and web designers. With over seven years’ experience in the industry, she has worked her way up from runner to writer in genres ranging right through from reality TV to corporate films and TVCs.