Last night was the UX Cambridge kick-off social event: an evening bake-off in the catering school kitchen at The Park, Cambridge Regional College (CRC). It was a great evening!
We arrived after a day of workshops and were put into pairs. I was with Richard Hare (@Richardhare of Flare Consulting). We decided to make chocolate muffins with an added extra: beetroot. According to Richard, this ingredient provided a good way to get a nice, moist sponge – so that’s what we did.
But our innovation didn’t stop there. Being a bake off competition, we thought we’d better think about some fancy decorations, so having done a Google image search for “weird cakes” (not advisable when small children are around btw!) – I came across a giant spaghetti cake (see an example) and suggested we have a go to Richard. To get the baking and icing done in the time, for the bake off we opted to make this into mini-spaghetti cupcakes.
Result: Ricardo and Ginevra’s Spaghetti-bolocakes
(careful how you say it!)
We got second place in the bake-off competition, as voted by the other bakers and folks from CRC.
Thank you to CRC for having us, and Software Acumen’s Jacqui for organising the evening.