Ready... Steady... BAKE!

Monday, May 18, 2009

As I mentioned the other day, the Newman College Senior Common Room held a bake-off on Sunday, and it was an event that lived up to expectation. In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of big talk about who's going to bake what, and who's going to win. The scene was set with 21 entries (more than anticipated!) of foods such as spinach triangles, truffles, muffins, cakes, scones, a Tim Tam stack, and jelly. Oh yes. The steaks were high!

In preparation for this prestigious event, I spent most of Saturday in the kitchen, baking and making my creations. I had decided on a Pink theme and started looking into recipes and found this one on a blog that I read (the cake balls, towards the end of the post). I was excited and got to work fairly early in the morning (10am!). I really should have take progress-photos, but mine turned out pretty much the same as the ones on the blog, and her photos are MUCH better than anything I could have taken.

So pink cake balls down, coconut ice and choc-dipped strawberries to go! Here's the final product, titled "Pretty in Pink".

And from another angle:

It seems my entry impressed the judges, as I took out first place in the sweets section! The prize? A wooden spoon of course!

Now I know this looks like a typical dessert-time at Nanny's, but it's actually all the other fabulous entries:

Ingredients for my creations: $25
Bribes for the judges: $50 (ha ha)
Seeing Hubs look at all the fantastic bakery creations and getting the most excited about blue and green "Griffin" jelly: Priceless.

There are some things money really can't buy.

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