Turn Key Charity Bake Off 201525 September 2015
You can always rely on a birthday to lure out the amateur bakers, and with TK celebrating 15 years this year, it seemed only right to host a Macmillan coffee and cake morning in celebration. If you’re feeling peckish then look away now – things are about to get seriously cakey.
Dozens of TK’s finest budding bakers stepped up to the mark to show-off their baking prowess, and battle for the title of 2015 ‘Star Baker’, as well as raising some serious dollar for a charity close to many of our hearts.
Macmillan Cancer Support helps people coping with cancer – from help with money worries, advice about work, to simply being there to listen. They are there to help cancer sufferers and their families take back some control.
From 8am on Friday 25 September, the TK Leeds picnic bench was piled high with home made goodies including classic Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Cake, Cupcakes and even Banana Bread. All of which were impossible to resist – meaning that the donation box and many shirt and trouser seams were close to bursting!
Our own acting king and queen of cakes, Paul Hollywood (Client Services Director, Mike Robinson) and Mary Berry (PR and Social Media Director, Emma Streets), carried out the all important taste test – a very tricky task, supported by our own Mel and Sue duo Stephen Bradshaw and Dean Spicer from studio. After a great deal of deliberation they crowned Sarah Spickett’s chocolate birthday showstopper the 2015 TK Star Baker.
With a hefty pot of donations ready to be sent to Macmillan Cancer Support and plenty of full stomachs too, it’s fair to say that this year’s TK bake-off was a roaring success. We’d certainly like to think that a few of our bakes rivalled those in the GBBO tent this year. Don’t you agree?
Check out the Turn Key Instagram feed for more photos from the day – @Turn_Key_ Instagram