Bedford bakers rise to the occasion and raise more than £200 for charity

It was all on your marks, get set, bake for staff at Bedford, as staff held their very own Great Bedford Bake Off to raise money for Children in Need.

Our Bedford bakers, created masterpieces on Monday (22nd November) from cakes, buns, and brownies, to savoury scones and cheese straws, all in a bid to become this year’s ‘star baker’.

The bakes were judged  on the gingham alter by Emma Frieda from Bedford Healthwatch who had a keen eye for spotting baking triumphs, owning a cake making company herself.

After scoring perfect marks across the board, we had a joint first place winner - Sam from the EOC for her whopping two tier caramel and chocolate cake, and Dispatcher Lewis for his brilliant rainbow cake. Both received star baker aprons!

We also had three winners for the small bakes. Third place went to Hayley’s cheese scones, second place to Karan’s cheese and bacon straws and (drumroll) first place went to Nicki’s lemon drizzle cake.

Head of Clinical Quality Tracy Nicholls, said: “The office has so far raised £225.50 to help improve the lives of thousands of disabled children and young people in the UK. Your efforts and superb baking has raised the most we have ever raised!  Please accept my genuine thanks for the time and effort you all put in to making the day a success. 

“Congratulations as well to our winners, but having sampled many of the cakes on offer, you are all winners and should be very proud of yourselves.” 

BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK charity - since 1980 it has raised more than £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.

Published 26th November, 2016

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