For the last 7 weeks we’ve been baking. Biscuits, bread, croissants, cake and show stoppers – the office has been resplendent with all sorts of baked goods; and the staff have either got a little fatter or gone to the gym more often.
Today’s final show stopper challenge was gingerbread architecture. We’ve had some fantastic entries: the Pantheon (Jenna), Astley Castle (Sam), Guggenheim New York (Grant) and Little Red Riding Hood Grandma’s House (Laura). We didn’t quite get the Mancunian Way complete with sink-hole (Nat’s kitten ate it) or Grayson Perry’s ‘A House for Essex’ (wrong type of cement so the walls didn’t hold up).
Other highlights of the BGBBO have been the £220 raised for Macmillan on our coffee morning with staff and neighbours at Plincke and Scott Hughes; the opportunity to learn something new (most of us have never baked bread before) and the friendly banter and enthusiasm with just a hint of competition.
Perhaps we’ll be back with a Christmas special.