Work hard, bake hard

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The Great British Bake Off is popular in our team, probably because our team is composed of humans. So, of course, we have enforced fun to go with it.

We call it the 'sweepbake' or 'sweepsbake' (opinions are divided on the extra s).

The rules are simple:

  • everyone in the office randomly draws a Bake Off contestant
  • when your contestant is eliminated, you must bring in baked goods, ideally homemade

The result is an onslaught of delicious carbohydrates that lasts for about three months.

Here are some of the treats we enjoyed this year:

Rhian's cheese straws
Rhian's cheese straws
Phil's cupcakes
Phil's cupcakes
Miao's cookies
Miao's cookies
Sean's apple pies
Sean's apple pies
Iris's lemon snickerdoodles
My lemon snickerdoodles

Fortunately, the campus has excellent gym facilities and some lovely running trails to balance all this out.

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  • No microwave cake from Phil this year then? There are some excellent cake specimens this time around.

    I think I may have lost at least a stone since I left the department! Perhaps I need to introduce more baking here...

    • No microwave cakes this time... but he did not specify that the cupcakes came from the oven, so who knows?