Last week, here at Inspire Food, we held The Great Inspired Bake Off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The turnout was fantastic and we’re still counting up the total, but it’s safe to say this is one of the best fundraisers we’ve ever had!
Apart from making a lot of money for a fantastic cause, the competition was loads of fun and there wasn’t an empty stomach in the place! Everyone did brilliantly, but our winners particularly stood out from the crowd with their delectable creations.
First off was Emma Cropper with her adorable sheep cupcakes! Apart from looking just like a sweet little herd of sheep, the cupcakes scored top marks where it counted: their delicious taste and fluffy texture.
Next up was a traditional autumn treat–a date and walnut cake specially prepared by Andrew Stubbs. A classic comfort food with a modern twist, Andrew’s cake was impeccably moist, with the fruit cutting perfectly through the light sponge base.
What better way to celebrate The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning than with a coffee sensation cake? Kate Spedding’s cake was so deliciously rich and heavenly that we nearly couldn’t finish it (but we did manage!)
Conrad Holtappel’s chocolate and vanilla marbled cheesecake fulfilled all of our guilty pleasures. The yummy buttery base was set off nicely by the cake’s devilishly creamy chocolate and vanilla top.
And last, but by no means least, was Charlotte Southall and Megan Higham’s somewhat unique entry. They were truly thinking outside the box to come up with a fish cake for the competition, a choice that garnered a lot of attention. Well done girls!
Everyone involved had a brilliant time at the event, and it was all for a good cause! Keep your eyes on the Inspire Lifestyle blog for any future fundraising events.