The Great Nkuku Bake Off Part I

Not to jump on the band wagon…..but we have been busy baking at Nkuku’s HQ thanks to Jo, our customer service gem and all time bake off fan. The outcome has been documented in true bake off fashion by Jo.

“So the Bake Off has begun and setting us off on this delicious journey was Alex with her beautiful Lemon Geranium buns! The attention to detail was exquisite and the icing can only have been described as ‘gooey lemon loveliness’ – certainly no soggy bottoms here…! Setting the bar high with a brilliant overall score, this could be the one to watch!

So week Two has commenced of the Great Nkuku Bake Off and WOW what an exciting Start! The pressure was certainly on after an impressive week One but Kate has definitely stepped up to the mixer with this masterpiece she calls Spiced Choco-Berry Indulgence. An explosion of flavour, texture and creativeness meant that this was no 20 minute bake and we can certainly award 10 out of 10 for originality!

Last week saw an amazing array of bakes and Becca truly finished off the week in style by taking us to Caramel Heaven! This take on the classic Millionaires shortbread was genius, the impressive spider web detailing was right on trend for this Halloween – adding that extra je ne sais quoi to what was an all-round office pleaser! Scoring high in presentation and even higher in taste – this Bake could be leading us through the competition to the final!

Okay so this next bake is what’s technically known as pushing the Boat out……. But for Chris he literally pushed the barbeque out of the shed and up to Nkuku HQ …….. and what an event it was!! This forlorn Monday morning was transformed into pure delight and hysteria as the aroma of Bacon Sandwiches drifted through the office doors! Delightfully fresh baked bread of all sorts and smoked bacon straight from the Barbie – Aussie style!  There is no denying that this wasn’t only a bake…. it was a spectacle and a great one at that! High Five Chris!

Okay so week Three and we really are in the thick of it…….. quite literally with Anna’s devilishly indulgent torte. Who needs light and airy when you have rich, condensed chocoholic heavenliness! This beautiful bake was finished with a golden crust, juicy raspberries and the choice of crème fraiche or double cream, Pure Heaven!

Now this is a memorial bake that will forever be remembered……… the mother of all memorial mementos, a collaboration of father and child, a true masterpiece in its own right! The beautiful poppies decorated with such precision really bought this Battlefield-depiction bake to life! Ali will most certainly be popping this one in the recipe file for next year! A great effort and a great tasting bake all round, 4 days in and it’s still tasting delicious!

Denise surprised us as week four commenced with not only one bake-off but two!…..And so our Monday morning was again transformed into delicious delight as we were treated with biscuits of all origins. Denise had baked herself proud with these beauties, we enjoyed Marshmallow gooeys, Lemon butter kisses, Choco-chip shortbreads and a wonderfully executed Anzac treat. A beautiful array of yumminess all tasting exceptional!

The epitome of Autumn in sponge cake and ganache……… this awesome woodland masterpiece wowed everyone at Nkuku HQ last week! We know this baker loves a welly walk and its clear to see this has inspired her creativity. With difficulty levels souring off the weighing scales Bee is certainly one to watch…….But we wouldn’t have expected anything less from this cake baking extraordinaire!

This bake was right on season, right on brand and right up there on the leader board!!”

Don’t miss part II….the final bake off!

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