Our judge is the lovely Luke @stickyeyeblog who undoubtedly had a tough job selecting a winner for the grand prize of Star Baker this week. He's done a fantastic job (if not a little racy in parts!), once again it's been a pleasure and thanks to everyone who took part.
Luke says: "I like the flakey sprinkle effect which is reminiscent of a lovely local tea shop. Good icing to sponge ratio!"
Luke says: "Lovely slab of no frills chocolate cake which looks lovely and firm, a satisfying cake."
Luke says: "This one grabbed me instantly. Luscious milky coating with the half dipped cherries to give that extra sense of decadence. It is asking for a good eating!"
Luke says: "Yeah get that chocolate poured on there! Why wait? Rustic to say the least and no need to stand on graces. Get stuck in."
Luke says: "Something very Easter like about this. A nice touch with the Brazil nuts which are up there with the best of the nut family. Excellent shape, good and tall."
Luke says: "This cake is very simple yet extremely pleasing. Sponge looks moist and firm creating a good sexy slice of cake and candles added in line with the Birthday Cake theme of the recipe. Good effort."
Luke says: "This one is fantastic! It is tall, moist, firm and fun. Superb presentation on with the icing and looks like it could be moussey as well as spongey. Happy Birthday to whoever is eating it!"
Luke says: "You just know as soon as you put this in your mouth it will melt on your taste buds like a cocoa blanket. Would have liked to see more of the chocolate work on top in the photo as there is some hard work going on there."
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Luke says: "It looks like a chocolate slice moulded around a cake which is 100% a brilliant concept in my book. It looks like a lovely brown lake of sweetness."
Luke says: "The icing wet enough to look like it may drip over the edge but solid to hold its position just teasing us to come and get it."
Luke says: "Some lovely vintage style icing work going on here which is lovely on the eye and in keeping with the un-clinical, homely warmness of the cake. I'm gasping for a cuppa tea now!"
Luke says: "The icing looks lovely and thick and more milky than bitter dark. Shame we can't see more of main body of the cake."
Luke says: "An absolute wedge of cake! "I'm a cake, so what you gonna do about it?" I'm going to chuck a glob of ice cream on you and demolish every piece!"
Luke says: "A dark, mysterious temptress wrapped in a smooth bitter gown of icing. Was this an actual Birthday Cake too?"
"The winner, taking into account the presentation, most tempting and incorporating all details of this weeks bake off, is...
Excellent decoration and very much in the spirit of a birthday party while still managing to look sophisticated. Well done. Do I get to eat the cakes next time?"