The Oven Gloves Are Off: DCL Takes Partin Property’s Big Bake Off

December 13, 2012

Last week, Alice Greenwood, part of Davis Coffer Lyons’ Professional team, was one of ten industry foodies taking part in Property Week magazine’s latest challenge – to compete for the title of property’s best baker and raise money for the LandAid charity.

Ludgate Towers was the venue for Property’s Big Bake Off, a chance for the property industry to prove their culinary prowess and be crowned the industry’s best baker by the three judges: Hobbycraft chief executive Catriona Marshall, The Coffer Group founder and chairman David Coffer, and Shelley Sandzer joint managing partner Ted Schama. Each judge tasted and marked each entry out of 20 — up to five marks each for presentation, complexity of recipe, taste and execution. The scores were combined to give an overall total out of 60 — displayed on chocolate-covered scorecards.

The team at Davis Coffer Lyons were extremely proud of Alice’s ambitious entry to the competition – a gingerbread Battersea Power Station complete with candyfloss “smoke” billowing from its stacks – certainly the most visually impressive feat within the array of entries, cupcakes and sponges.

Sadly Alice was pipped at the post by winner Daniel Armitage from Owen Shipp Commercial, who’s London Bridge transport hub with chocolate Shard was crowned unanimously by the judges.

The bakers raised £500 for LandAid on the night, matched by Property Week parent company UBM, taking the total to £1,000. Property Week remarked, “Judging by how quickly the cakes were polished off, it was clear everyone enjoyed tasting each others’ creations. There is already talk of a follow-up competition.”