Pia Werzinger
Post published at February 3, 2022

Viva!’s Winning Office Bake Off Recipes

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When the Great British Bake Off re-appeared on our screens for its 12th series in September last year, we couldn’t have been more psyched!  For the first time in the history of the show, it featured a vegan contestant – Freya Cox.

Inspired and motivated by this amazing news, we initiated our very own baking competition here at Viva! HQ, featuring a range of beautiful, delicious and creative bakes.

Of course, everyone is a star-baker in our eyes, with showstopper potential for each and every treat presented. All participating staff showed baking skills which would have made Paul Hollywood proud – some that were definitely worthy of that famous handshake! However… there sadly can only be so many top spots, and only one overall winner.

 

Viva!’s Great British Office Bake Off winning signature bakes:

Alice’s Super Easy Chocolate Oreo Torte

This decadent torte was the first dessert Viva!  Campaigner, Alice, made as a vegan and continues to be a staple of hers. Her Viva! Bake Off recipe is super simple and such a crowd-pleaser for both vegans and non-vegans alike!

 

Charlotte’s Easy No-bake Biscoff Cheesecake

Charlotte's No-Bake Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake

Viva!’s Merchandise and Office Administrator, Charlotte, chose to make this Biscoff cheesecake for our Viva! Bake-Off as it’s delicious, indulgent and super easy to make!

 

Jess’ Lemon Meringue Tartlets

Jess Vegan Lemon Meringue Tartelettes

Viva!’s Executive Assistant to Director, Jess, was inspired to make lemon meringue tarts for the Viva! Bake Off because it’s something she’s really missed since going vegan, and sadly a vegan version isn’t readily available from the supermarket – yet!

 

And the Overall Viva! Bake Off Winner:

 Conor’s Focaccia

Conor's Vegan Focaccia Bread

Lucky that bread is one of Conor’s (Viva!’s Web Content Editor) favourite foods to eat and make, as it won him the competition! According to Conor: “It was a no-brainer!” We couldn’t agree more.

With many thanks to all Viva! staff who participated in the 2021 Viva! Great British Office Bake Off, and congratulations once again to all winners.

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