At the end of March the Ticketmaster Field Technology team held their annual departmental Bake Off.

It was a hotly contested event with seven entries ranging from cakes and cupcakes to scones!

A team of expert sweet-toothed judges were assembled from the Client Services team to taste, rate and oversee the competition. The judges were impressed with the entries – especially the creativity and presentation.

The results were as follows:

7th place
Cherry Coffee Cake – “Last, but certainly not least, the humble cherry coffee cake can still impress! The fact that a cake this good can come seventh out of seven, highlights just how strong all entries were.”

6th Place
Pecan Cream Cake – “An ambitious achievement, with a meringue-like cream topping.”

5th Place
Carrot Cake – “Flawlessly frosted and melt-in-the-mouth, this carrot cake wowed the judges.”

4th Place
Guinness Cupcakes – “Packed with the deep, rich boozy flavour of Guinness, these cupcakes were fiendishly devourable.”

3rd Place
Laptop Cake – “The effort, and attention to detail made this entry the most visually captivating.”

2nd Place
Strawberry Sponge – “Very close to coming in first place, this strawberry sponge was exquisite...light and delicate in texture, but bountiful with summer flavour and zing.”

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1st Place (shown above)
Scones with Clotted Cream, Strawberry Jam and Royal Blend Tea – “It takes skill and talent to achieve a scone baked as well as this. It had just the right flavour, not too baking soda-ish and just the right consistency. Thoroughly impressed; and thoughtfully served with Royal Blend tea fit for a Queen.”

Words by James Bale, Doug Smith and Mark Thomson

 

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