Salad
The Salad
Bake Off
2017

At Salad, we take cake very seriously.
So seriously in fact, that with the return of the Great British Bake Off, we’ve taken the opportunity to have a Bake Off of our own.

See the rules

The Winning Entry

Sophia’s Mini Pasticceria

Sophia’s Mini Pasticceria

Judging criteria

Appearance

Taste

Effort

Score /10

9.2

9.2

9.5

Critics feedback

Before commencing this bake, Sophia knew she had to channel her inner Italian. The years in London and her constant interaction with english folk had taken their toll. She sat in a dark room, draped in an Italian flag and listening to Andrea Bocelli. ‘Be like Nonna, be like Nonna..’ she whispered to herself. After a peaceful period, she rose and flew into the kitchen in a beautiful no-nonsense Italian blend of passion and rage to create her own little Italy in Dorset. Pots panged and whisks blurred, pets hid and people scarpered. The results were served with a jug of espresso so strong your legs didn’t work for a bit. Ricotta, pistachio, orange zest and 85% dark chocolate were piped into cannoli, vegan-friendly cranberry, pistachio and dark chocolate biscotti were laid out and almond soft, chewy biscuits were thrown in for good measure. It felt like the dev team had found someone on the dark web to rob a pasticceria for us. Guilt seeped through our veins as we attacked the plates like recently imprisoned hobbits at a food fair. Crumbs were everywhere and it felt good. Grazie Sophia.

Total Score

9.3

Current Standings

The Bake Off
Leaderboard

Pos. Baked Entry Score
1st Sophia’s Mini Pasticceria
Sophia’s Mini Pasticceria
9.3
2nd Leanne’s Hazlewow Vegachoc Cake
Leanne’s Hazlewow Vegachoc Cake
8.9
3rd Annie’s Chocolate Orange Salvo
Annie’s Chocolate Orange Salvo
8.8
4th= Sophie’s Honeycomb Chocomalt Climax
Sophie’s Honeycomb Chocomalt Climax
8.6
4th= Andy Brown’s Multimedia Attack of the Senses
Andy Brown’s Multimedia Attack of the Senses
8.6
6th Jon’s Civilised Cream Tea Surprise
Jon’s Civilised Cream Tea Surprise
8.4
7th= Cathryn’s Pukka Pastry Pockets of War
Cathryn’s Pukka Pastry Pockets of War
8.3
7th= Rachel’s Pistachio Crowned Pizzazz Cake
Rachel’s Pistachio Crowned Pizzazz Cake
8.3
7th= Bella’s Regal and Resplendent Victoria Sandwich(es)
Bella’s Regal and Resplendent Victoria Sandwich(es)
8.3
10th Daniel’s Pineapple Son of a Preacherman
Daniel’s Pineapple Son of a Preacherman
8.0
11th= Tom’s Terribly Good Apple Cake
Tom’s Terribly Good Apple Cake
7.9
11th= Tim’s Zingy Zesty Layer Cake
Tim’s Zingy Zesty Layer Cake
7.9
13th Fleurie’s Glitzy Ginger Chocolate Chunks
Fleurie’s Glitzy Ginger Chocolate Chunks
7.6
14th= Gemma’s Coconut & Blueberry Healthcake
Gemma’s Coconut & Blueberry Healthcake
7.5
14th= Maniego’s Peachmango Fandango Pie
Maniego’s Peachmango Fandango Pie
7.5
16th Stuey’s Six-Tier Sorcerous Rainbow
Stuey’s Six-Tier Sorcerous Rainbow
6.8
17th Kirsty’s Triumphant Bagel Triumvirate
Kirsty’s Triumphant Bagel Triumvirate
6.7
18th Adam's Dodgy Doh!-nuts
Adam's Dodgy Doh!-nuts
3.0
19th Dan’s Apple Balls to The Wall
Dan’s Apple Balls to The Wall
1.2

How Does It Work?

The Rules

Rule #1

Each player pays an entry fee and picks a name from a hat.
This name is their nominated Great British Bake Off contestant.

Rule #2

Each week on the GBBO, a contestant is eliminated.
The player who had that name now has to bake for the rest of the team, before the next programme airs.

Rule #3

Baked goods will be judged according to our rigorous criteria of Taste, Appearance and Effort. This year Taste scores will account for 50% of the overall score.

Rule #4

Each player left in the competition on the final day will bake.
However, there can only be one winner.

Rule #5

Our leaderboard winner receives the prize money!

With Special Thanks to

Heather Brown

For providing the sweepstake pack that sparked our competitive baking.
To take part in your own sweepstake, visit her website.