After a very successful and tasty Bonfire Bake-off in November, we held a Christmas Bake- off last week, all in aid of The Welcome Centre, our charity of the year.
Day 1 kicked off with Kevin Sanders baking some Festive Bhajis, which were a big hit! He even provided us with a list of ingredients so that we could go away and make the same ones at home. Why not have a go at these yourself? You won't be disappointed!
Day 2 was our very own Payroll Manager Amy Walker, who made these delicious homemade Mini Turkey Pies with Cranberry sauce. And what a treat they were!
Day 3 didn't go to plan, as often happens in Bake-offs, so we had some shop bought treats to enjoy… obviously, these were not judged for the competition, but were enjoyed by all! J
Day 4 was Kevin Winterburn, who baked some fantastic looking Festive Parcels. I am sure you will agree that the presentation of these was just perfect! Not only did they look good, but they tasted amazing. A hint of chilli maybe?
Like last time, our Partner firm, Sheards Wealth Management weren't shy in getting involved and Steve Harrison baked some beauties to help us raise funds for The Welcome Centre. He even gave us strict instruction that they were 'Best warmed for 15 seconds' !
Our final competition day, was Day 5, and our final entry came from Matt Schofield, with some extra tasty sausage rolls to well and truly get us into the Christmas spirit!
The team had voting forms, which were scored on 4 categories: creativity, texture, taste and presentation. After much deliberation and tasting and a very close result, Kevin Winterburn pulled it out of the bag and was the winner of our 2018 Christmas Bake-off.
We are proud to announce that this activity raised a further £47.00 for The Welcome Centre, bringing our running total to just over £1,000 so far! Many thanks for everyone for your kind donations. You can continue to donate more towards this fantastic cause here.
We are delighted to be partnering with The Welcome Centre for the forthcoming year and we will keep you all updated with details of our upcoming, much-loved fundraising events!