After the debacle in 2017 when it was clear that the best cake didn’t win, a brand new judging system was instigated.
Our kind member, Charlie Harris, opened Cantina especially so that we could eat, drink and be a bit merry, as there were more people vying for the club’s most prestigious award, ‘Master Baker of the Year’.
Cantina’s top chef, Barry George, agreed to be the impartial judge and cakes were put in place and numbered before he arrived to deliberate. He used some complicated scoring system based on inverse matrixes and other stuff we learned at school but have never used since, but clearly they still teach at Chef’s School.
Unfortunately the system again proved somewhat flawed, as the best cake came 2nd.
Here is what you will be batting against if you fancy your chances in 2019.