Pall-Ex Raises Money for Macmillan by Baking

Pall-Ex Raises Money for Macmillan by Baking

Pall-Ex hosted its own Great British Bake Off competition to raise money for Macmillan, raising an impressive £124 for the cancer charity’s coffee morning appeal thanks to a contest judged by former Great British Bake Off: The Professionals contestant, Marta Child, and Pall-Ex’s resident foodie, Hub Coordinator, Toby Iliffe.

The pair tasted 10 creations in order to decide the Star Baker. The winning entry was Pall-Ex’s operations support advisor, Amy Marsden’s salted caramel, Prosecco cake, which earned her a dinner party cooked in her own home by Masterchef contestant, Holly Bilous-Jones, and a John Lewis voucher worth £100.

“It was a difficult task determining the soggy bottoms from the showstoppers, but Amy’s effort excelled in every area. It’s been a great experience getting everyone at Pall-Ex involved and to see so many entries for the competition. We are delighted to have raised such a significant sum for Macmillan,” commented Toby.

Abby Langley, Pall-Ex’s marketing manager, who created a mystical pink sweet shop cake, scooped the runner up prize of a £50 John Lewis voucher.

Professional baker Marta, who owns Bom Bom Patisserie in Loughborough, comments: “It has been a real pleasure to support the Pall-Ex team with their fundraising activity and it’s fantastic to see so many staff members taking part.

“The judging was really tough, but in the end we were looking for a cake with real wow factor; an impressive mix of decoration and taste, as well as originality, is what helped Amy to take the coveted title of Star Baker,” Marta added.

The company chose a Great British Bake Off-style event to raise money for charity due to the logistics industry playing a key role in keeping Britain’s bakery sector baking.

Decide for yourself if Amy’s entry is a showstopper by testing out the recipe for yourself at

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