baking pride

17 Jul

My name’s Ollie and I’m competitive.  Yes I admit it, if there’s a challenge I’m 100% in, and I’m pretty embarrassing to be around.

I wish this competitive streak had an off button, but unfortunately it doesn’t and it also stretches to the work environment. I don’t think it’s by accident I sit on a desk with one other (very placid) person, isolated from the rest of the team.

Now for some unbeknownst reason there seems to be a big group of  home baking ‘fans’ in our office, who take it in turns to conjure up all manner of amazing goods. Ever so recently this group has turned from sweet toothed (and natured) baking friends into hardcore competitors that makes Iron Chef look like a quaint village fete.

As a loose member of this fraternity (read desperate to belong), any opportunity to try and impress them with my baking skills I’ll bloody take it.

So as it was my placid desk friends 40th Birthday, I thought I’d try and bake a rainbow layer cake. I’d seen a few pics about these online recently, and thought if I wanted to be seen as mover and shaker in the office baking circle this might be my chance..

Not the sort of cake you’d bake for anyone with issues about artificial colours (or hyperactivity), but for cutting the cake “wow” factor, its hard to beat.

I think it turned out pretty well – my table mate was pretty ‘proud’ of my efforts and you’ll be pleased to know the baking fraternity are beginning to talk to me a little more…  as too are the LGBT group bizarrely.



5 Responses to “baking pride”

  1. refinedchef July 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Fabulous thanks for sharing!

  2. Rachel July 18, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Seriously impressed. More baking adventure stories please!

  3. Ollie July 18, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Thanks both! It sounds like you’re prompting my competitive nature Rachel!

  4. Check out report London August 21, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    This rainbow cake looks amazing. I will almost feel guilty for eating it .. almost 🙂

    • Joyce February 2, 2013 at 3:36 am #

      The two become one both Soul Reavers thtogeer and the Scion of Balance is healed And I am not your enemy not your destroyer I am, as before, your right hand ! Your sword !epic stuff, трябва да взема пак да ги изиграя

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