Taking advantage of every excuse to help our local community, here at MVIS and Bartco UK we have organised a true Bartvis style “Bake Off” where we are holding competitions weekly and voting to ultimately find the true master chef here at our Matlock HQ. Yearly Ashgate promotes their “Care for a cuppa” campaign, asking for support by hosting a cake sale. With this as our inspiration, we have asked the team for volunteers in competing to be our 2021 Master Baker and all proceeds dedicated to Ashgate.
Week 1 has commenced on 6th September 2021 and we have had a strong start to the competition with Juliette, Pip, and Cain bringing in their homemade masterpieces for the rest of the team to judge. Coming together on a Monday morning was a boost in morale as this is something that we haven’t been able to do over the past year so this competition is our chance at getting the team together in a friendly competition. This week’s winner going onto the next round is…. Juliette with her homemade pastry!
Next week we have 3 more members of the team battling for a place in the finale!
On this weeks “Bake off” we have had 3 submissions from Anne, Tim and Tom. Another strong week and after being judged by the rest of the team, the winner was revealed at Tim with his homemade bourbon brownies!
A lot of time and effort has gone into our teams entries, with cinnamon swirls made by Tom and his little helpers over the weekend (who ate the first two batches for quality checks!) and a 5 layered rainbow cake made by Anne! Seeing the creations that the teams are entering each week and the effort that goes into making them is amazing, and choosing a winner each week is always a tough decision as they are all worthy winners!
On the week commencing the 20th of September, we have had our second to last batch of bakers bring in their pieces for us to test. Each week it is getting harder and harder to nominate a winner, especially with this week’s Ben Ashman bringing in his homemade Vegan brownies, Sean Brown`s one-of-a-kind flapjacks and Rebecca Prince`s perfectly baked carrot cake, the votes were taken and the winner was announced as…. Sean Brown!
This is our Second to last week of the bake-off before the final and we cant wait to see how much we have been able to raise for Ashgate.