Salad
The Salad
Bake Off
2016

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

Natalie's Chocolate Knockout

Natalie's Chocolate Knockout

Judging criteria

Appearance

Taste

Effort

Score /10

9.4

8.5

9.6

Critics feedback

Defending champ Natalie entered the bakeoff ring this morning like Rocky Balboa cradling a chocolate mountain adorned with three types of truffles. Each slice of this behemoth bore distinct layers of flavoursome sponge and cream, topped with a substantial amount of punchy orange chocolate ganache. Cake and truffles combined to make a super-rich sacrifice to the cocoa gods which may have been too much for some, judging by the resultant cake comas. When we did return to our senses, the scores were unsurprisingly high, just like us.

Total Score

9.2

Current Standings

The Bake Off
Leaderboard

Pos. Baked Entry Score
1st Natalie's Chocolate Knockout
Natalie's Chocolate Knockout
9.2
2nd Sophie’s Toffee Apple Cracker
Sophie’s Toffee Apple Cracker
8.7
3rd= Dan’s Caramel Battle Victory Spoils
Dan’s Caramel Battle Victory Spoils
8.3
3rd= Jon's Beautiful Blackberry Burgeroons
Jon's Beautiful Blackberry Burgeroons
8.3
3rd= Sophia’s Dual Savoury & Sweet Mediterranean Offensive
Sophia’s Dual Savoury & Sweet Mediterranean Offensive
8.3
6th= Daniel’s Double Cake Flap Attack
Daniel’s Double Cake Flap Attack
8.2
6th= Matty’s Meticulous Orange Cakes of Wizardy
Matty’s Meticulous Orange Cakes of Wizardy
8.2
8th Fleurie’s Personalised Chocolate Fandango
Fleurie’s Personalised Chocolate Fandango
7.7
9th Tom’s Teasing Tarts of Joy
Tom’s Teasing Tarts of Joy
7.5
10th Brandon’s Lemon Lemon Drizzle Shizzle
Brandon’s Lemon Lemon Drizzle Shizzle
7.3
11th Andy's Crazlenut Choc Love Circles
Andy's Crazlenut Choc Love Circles
6.9
12th Cathryn’s New Yoik Cheesecake of Liberty
Cathryn’s New Yoik Cheesecake of Liberty
6.4

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 judging criteria and scored appropriately.

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.