The cakes have been baked, the breads have been plaited and the results of The Great Business Bake Off are in.
The best bakers in Leeds’ business community came out on force on 12 February for LightStartApps much awaited baking event in support of our #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign. A staggering range of over 30 breads and cakes were submitted and we’ve seen it all.
From unicorn cakes complete with a magical icing horn, to an mini alpaca hand crafted in piped icing and a larger than life sized edible peanut butter tub, we were blown away and the judges were wowed.
With not a hint of a shop bought cake in sight, the judges had their work cut out. Leeds Children’s mayor, Isla Bentley was joined by ITV presenter Christine Talbot, Leeds Bread Coop’s Rosie Wilkinson and Zest for Life’s Prett Tejura, on the judging panel who valiantly ate their way through over 30 baked goods before making an overall decision.
Award categories included Best Plaited Loaf for the breads, and Show Flopper and Show Stopper prizes for the cakes.
After rigorous deliberation and an impressive quantity of bread and cake consumed, the judges made their final selections:
Best Plaited Loaf: WGN
Show Flopper: The InHouse
Show Stopper: BHP Accountants
Each winner was awarded a custom printed apron, and the room then opened up to the queuing public who had come to sample the entries.
With entry tickets and donations on the day collected in support of our #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign, the event provided vital funds to our recent call to action in the city.
Over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds are going hungry every school holiday as families are struggling to meet the costs of feeding their children without access to free school meals provided in term time.
Leeds Community Foundation, in partnership Leeds City Council, has set up the #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign where donations will be given out in grants to local projects, via our #HealthyHolidays grants programme. These projects will provide vital support during the school holidays to enable vulnerable children to have access to food, fun activities and learning.
Find out more about the Holiday Hunger Leeds Campaign