Article published on 6 October 2015

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On Monday 5th October we held The Great Proludic Bake Off in conjunction with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The stakes were high with most Proludic staff slaving over their signature bakes all weekend, desperate to avoid any ‘soggy bottoms’!

We were all working to the same brief which was: “8 biscuits of two different designs. They can be a flavour of your choice, must have a theme and be decorated in some way.”

On judging day, all bakes were placed on our specially decorated Bake Off style table for everybody to admire before we all scoffed them!

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Our very own Mary (aka Helen) and Paul (aka Steve) took their judging roles very seriously, meticulously examining each bake and sampling each and every one.

No two bakes were the same! There were jaffa cakes, chocolate chip shortbreads, gingerbread men and hearts, chocolate chip sandwich splodges, vanilla and white chocolate chip playing cards, vanilla flower biscuits, Autumn leaves shortbread, Pac Man biscuits, peanut butter cookies alongside finger shortbread, lemon flowers and butterflies and also a last-minute ‘questionable entry’ from our East Midlands based ASM.

Our Managing Director, Rob Baker, kindly offered two prizes for 1st and 2nd place:

1st – Afternoon Tea for Two at Perkins Restaurant

2nd – A bottle of Prosecco

It was a tough decision for our judges but Helen and Steve felt that there were two that really stood out from the rest and had gone the extra mile…

 

Congratulations to our winners…

2nd Place goes to Annabel Brown for her peanut butter cookies and finger shortbread!

Taking inspiration from the fast-approaching Halloween season, these spooky treats went down a storm!

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1st Place is awarded to Jen Tindsley for her Autumn leaves shortbread.

Jen’s bake was inspired by her daily commute and seeing the beautiful changing leaves of Autumn. She even took her son foraging for leaves as part of the presentation in a Proludic park no less – Woodthorpe Park!

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The Great Proludic Bake Off proved to be a huge success and we managed to raise a grand total of: £74.50!!!  The money will be equally split with half going to Macmillan and the other half going to the winner’s chosen charity – NSPCC.

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