The two finalists (Rowan & Antonia) were judged in four distinct categories:
- Moisticity (how crumbly or otherwise was the cake?)
- Booziness (was the alcohol content detectable?)
- Marzipanity (what was the complexity of the almond layer?)
- Cheddarism (how well did the item work with cheese?)
And so the inaugural Christmas Cake-Off has ended in an honourable DRAW, with 'highly-commended' rosettes winging their way to Acomb and Stockwell respectively. Many thanks to both participants for their efforts and they can rest reassured that all Tupperware will be returned very soon. The judges will now be on a diet until around September, when they might start thinking about Cake-Off II: The Revenge...