Staff at Suresite donned aprons and rolled up their sleeves in support of MD Nick Healy, who recently lost his mother to cancer.
The fundraiser was held as a trailblazer for the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place on Friday 28 September.
Suresite chairman Geoff Oldham, who served as the judge, said: “We have run a charity Bake Off for the last three years as we’re all big fans of the programme – and of course of cake!
“But this year we decided to dedicate the event to our MD Nick’s mother and I think the personal connection made everyone pull together that little bit more.
“We held the event a few days before the official MacMillan coffee morning, so our homeworkers – who come into the office every Tuesday – could get involved.”
Accounts assistant Sharon Hegarty was named the office’s star baker. Her
two layer chocolate cake encircled by a ring of chocolate hazelnut pirouette wafers beat off competition including a lemon drizzle, a carrot cake, a Toblerone cheesecake and a plate of chocolate brownies.
Sharon, who cites 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain as her all time favourite contestant, said: “I got a tad over excited when he announced my cake as the winner, almost cried, and quite frankly thoroughly made a bit of a fool of myself! All in all, I was thrilled.”
She admitted: “I’m not actually much of a cake fan at all. I’m more into savoury food. Given the choice, I’d opt for a pasty any day”.
Cakes were later sold by the slice and the event raised £200 for the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.