An array of bakes had tongues wagging throughout the morning until company owners Sue Bailey and Michelle Wright blind judged this year’s entries, including Pound Cake, Marble Cake, Baklava, a Banana Loaf, cupcakes and more.
The winner was a stunning triple-layered buttercream, cookie and chocolate fudge sponge cake from web developer, Jax Cichocki, decorated with paw prints and a dog crafted out of icing.
With extra points awarded for canine-themed cakes, a dog bowl chocolate sponge from account director Richard Harris took second place, whilst PR account manager Sara Gillespie came third with the only savoury bake, a batch of delicious sausage rolls.
Prizes included a golden crown, Mary Berry cookery book and homemade jams.
Sue Bailey, Managing Director, said: “The Great GBW Bake Off is an annual highlight and always a pleasure to judge. The team always seem to outdo themselves and this year was no different. Michelle and I were blown away by the standard of baking and we’re happy to say no one was left with their tail between their legs!”
She added: “Birmingham Dogs Home does fantastic work in rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs and with us having our very own office pooch, Nellie, we felt it was the perfect fit!”
To learn more about Birmingham Dogs Home and the work it does, please visit www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk/.