comic relief
March 13, 2015

The big Comic Relief bake off!

Written By Rebecca Larkin

Friday the 13th, unlucky for some, but not for our star baker!

Off the back of the success of our last bake off, and in the spirit of Comic Relief, Roller Agency decided to embark on an even more ambitious bake off; on a mission get more businesses in Oldknows Factory involved. And it worked, with special thanks to Big Tyres, Dianne Illsley, The Dairy, Fat Free Media, DL Design Studio, Ann Harrod from Fifth Word, and many more for coming down and getting involved.

With a table as tasty looking as ours, the three judges had a hard task in front of them, but they stepped up to the plate and rose to the challenge accordingly.


At times it got very tense and comments from the judges such as “dubious centre” caused murmurs around the spectators and competitors.


The day wasn’t without controversy either, as Chris from Big Tyres was disqualified for having store-bought icing, much to his disgust.

FullSizeRender2Adam Gask, our stand-in Mr Hollywood was keen to be on the judging panel “I jumped at the chance to emulate the high judging standards set by Tom Price from the previous bake challenge and to release my inner Paul Hollywood. Though I was the toughest judge to impress and as a result may have made some office enemies today. Calling Ajesh’s Super Cakes not so super a particular sore spot.”

The consensus at Roller Agency is that next week Adam kneads to bring in a real show stopping cake, he’s got something to prove now.

Overall it’s been an emotional afternoon, but luckily there were no tiers. Alongside all the fun we managed to raise over £40 for Comic Relief and are left with lots of lovely cake for the rest of the afternoon.

Congratulations to our star baker – Verena from The Dairy with her delicious raspberry and white chocolate cake. Which really did taste as good as it looked!

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