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Oxford Cupcakes Judges Jubilee Bake Off!

Hannah from Oxford Cupcakes was chosen to be a guest judge in the Wiley-Blackwell ‘Bake Off’ event! The Jubilee themed tea party and bake off was held for the staff at the offices of Wiley-Blackwell today.

The bake off was made up of 3 categories, with prizes for the winners of each category. There were big cakes, cupcakes and of course, the classic bake. Along with 2 other judges, we tasted the bakes, and judged them on appearance, taste and originality. There were some fantastic bakes, and we were really impressed.

The winner of the ‘Big Cake’ category was a very interesting Vinegar Cake! None of us had come across this flavour cake before but it was absolutely delicious and a very worthy winner!

The winner of the cupcake category was some gorgeous Rhubarb and Custard Cupcakes, with some ice-cream cone cupcakes coming a close second.

The ‘Classic Bake’ had some delicious bakes in, but our favourite was the homemade custard creams. Again, we had never had these biscuits homemade before and they were wonderful! There were also some lovely brownies in this category. Mmm mmmm!

Thank you to Wiley-Blackwell for inviting us to be a judge, we had a lovely afternoon with some delicious cakes!

Now for a sit down…

..and a cake!

Oxford Cupcakes to attend the Oxfordshire Bake Off!

On Saturday March 24th, Oxford Town Hall is going to be transformed into the venue for the Oxfordshire Bake Off.

This will follow a similiar format to the well known Great British Bake Off, with people entering their home made bakes into different categories to win prizes. There will also be lots of different stalls there, including us! Not only will we be selling our lovely cupcakes, we will also be running a workshop for children to come and decorate their own cupcakes.

They will be able to choose their flavour of cupcake and icing, and then decorate and personalise however they want and then take home! We will be running this all day alongside our stand (or until the cupcakes run out!), so please do come over and show us how good your decorating skills are!

The event is being organised to raise money for these charities: Oxfam, Coppa Feel, Oxford Rape Crisis and Cecily’s Fund so it would be great for you to come along, enjoy the event and raise some much needed money for these charities.

For more information on the event, and how to enter a bake into the competition, see the website… http://oxfordbakeoff.wordpress.com/