We marked KMG’s 50th Anniversary by holding a bake-off. We held the competition at our 11,000 sqm design and manufacturing facility in Gamlingay, England. We had 5 categories of bakes:
- Best of large cakes and traybakes
- Best of Biscuits
- Best of Cupcakes
- Best of Breads and Savoury
- Best of Pies and Tarts
In addition, we judged for Tastiest, Best Design, Most KMG and, most important of all, bake-off winner!!
We knew that the competition would be fierce and it was! In order to ensure strict impartiality we asked two Gamlingay village residents to judge
- Adrian Semerene, Lead Pastor of Gamlingay Baptist Church. Those of you who have been to his church on Mondays for coffee and cake would know that he is a baking expert himself!
- Sue Barrett, The Poppyfield’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, previously a member of the Cordon-Bleu team
- the third judge was KMG managing director Helen Weatherley
You can see the judges and our organiser here, hard at work!
Gamlingay Food Project
Gamlingay Baptist church run the Gamlingay Food Project in partnership with St Mary’s Church, Gamlingay. The Gamlingay Food Project was set up to support those in need in the community (and surrounding areas) as well as care for our planet by reducing food waste (and also feeding more people). It is located in the Alms House Chapel, on Church Street, across from the Pharmacy. You can read more about the project here: https://www.gbchurch.org.uk/the-gamlingay-food-project and to show how much we appreciate our judges, KMG has made a donation to this very worthwhile project.
KMG Bake-off results
The star bake was this jalapeno and cheddar sourdough and the talented baker won an award of £50 plus a KMG designed and manufactured stainless steel cake stand. The loaf had a perfect crispy crust, good open, chewy texture and a really delicious flavour. Exactly the right amount of chilli!
There was an amazing range of cakes, some with complex layers, chequerboards, beautiful decorations. Special mention has to go the cake elevator!
The judges could tell that each baker put their heart and soul into their cakes and for us that was much appreciated. After the judging, the rest of the team tucked in and within moments, only crumbs remained.
Congratulations to all the participants, it was a great start to a Monday morning!