So someone in your office has suggested a bake-off. Here are some basic survival tips to ensure you aren’t left with egg on your face!
Don’t leave it till the night before
1) you probably won’t have all the ingredients at home and will end up driving to your local petrol station at 11pm looking for chocolate sprinkles
2) you probably won’t bother doing it now if you have already left it this late. Just pop to Waitrose on your way into the office and buy a lemon drizzle cake (just make sure you hide the wrapper...)
Do consider your packaging
Although it IS what’s inside that counts, your co-workers WILL judge you if your cupcakes are sliding around inside an old takeaway pot
Don’t follow the recipe
Go on... be wild, throw in that extra dash of rum
Don’t choose a cheesecake for your ‘bake-off’
Cheaters! Unless it’s a ‘baked’ cheesecake of course
Do praise others
They have probably put more thought into this bake-off than you so try not to poke fun at Dave's 'unfortunately shaped’ loaf
Do offer cake to your superiors
They don't give a s*** that you’ve made a cake, but offer it anyway. It shows you’ve put time and effort into something outside of the office and want to share it with them
Don’t forget altogether
Someone in your office suggested a bake-off and you agreed... Always do sober, what you said you’d do drunk!