My department at work is hosting a “team building” function this week. The function includes recreational sports/activities (no thanks), a trivia contest (yes please) and a bake-off.
Being the incredibly competitive person I am… strike that. Being the UN-athletic incredibly competitive person that I am, I entered the bake-off. I had recently come across a vegan dessert that looked amazing (vegan fruit tart) and decided to try my hand at baking something pretty. This also gave me the opportunity to use the tart pan that I HAD to have when I was getting married… and have never used in the 3 years I’ve been married.
Because I’d never made this dessert before, I did a trial run last week. My tester was Jeremy.
Vegan gelatin / fruit topping (what makes it vegan is the Agar flakes… and you find this in the Asian food aisle in Whole Foods. Or at least that was what a very frustrated Jeremy told me when I asked him to pick up the ingredients at the grocery store last week.):
Think I have a shot at winning? I doubt I’ll win on flavor (although the verdict from Jeremy was that it was VERY good… but I’m going against a Mississippi Mud Pie and chocolate always wins over fruit). But I think I have a good shot at presentation.
What would you enter into a bake off?