The Viva IT Bake-Off: Week 3

Author: Natasha
Wednesday, September 2 2015

It’s the third week of our Viva IT Bake-Off! This treat in the office this week combines both cake and pastry!

Traditional Treats

It was Natasha’s turn to bake for the office on our third week of the Viva IT Bake-Off. She decided to unite two different aspects of baked goods, pastry and cake, in order to create some delicious Bakewell Slices. As someone who is used to making simple cupcakes with a bit of butter-icing on, Natasha was made to be fairly out of her comfort zone by making her own pastry by hand for the first time.

The bake consisted of almond sponge cake placed on top of a Pâte Sucrée pastry base, with raspberry jam sandwiched in the middle, topped with drizzled dark chocolate and a Glacé cherry.

A Challenge for Charity

The Viva IT Bake-Off is not only a great excuse to challenge the team and eat cake, but is also a fun way of preparing for baking for the Macmillan Coffee Morning we’re holding on September the 25th (with the help from everyone at Dock). You can see details on how you can get involved in our previous blog post.

To see what other creations the team come up with, you can keep up with the Viva IT Bake-Off on Twitter and on our blog.

Cake and Coffee for Cancer Support We’re Going to #PHPNW15