Underdog Cake Off

Our Underdog Cake Off competition asked you to show us your best recovery cakes.

The Underdog Cake Off Challenge

Our #UnderdogCakeOff competition invited you to enter your most creative cakes to do with recovery.

The deadline for entries was November 30th 2015 and top entries are featured on our Pinterest page, viewable here. The beautiful recovery cake below was made by professional cake makers Anges de Sucre, who provided some of the delicious prizes for the winners.

underdog cake off

Underdog Cake Off: the winners

Take a look at our adult category winner and runners up below!

You can view the full list of shortlisted entries, including the bake entered by our talented kids’ category winner Matilda, on our Pinterest board.


Baked by Kathy, who’s 28 and from Kent. Kathy said: “I just love getting creative through cakes!” We love this creative soup themed recovery cake. It’s so realistic, you can almost smell the vegetables. We’re feeling better already!

baking for recovery soup cake


Baked by Emma, 48, from Gloucester. This hot water bottle cake is definitely all about recovering. Emma said: “I thought of what I do when I am feeling a bit under the weather and a hot water bottle immediately came to mind.”

hot water recovery cake

Jillian: RUNNER UP

Jillian from Leicester baked this vanilla sponge cake for her daughter. She said: “We often send flowers to people who are poorly. Also, my daughter is disabled and has a number of health issues, cakes of any sort always make her feel better!”

Jillian Runner Up

Stephanie: RUNNER UP

This recovery themed cake was baked by Stephanie from Walthamstow. Stephanie has a passion for baking cakes for family and friends. “I took over decorating family cakes when my nan became unable to make them anymore due to arthritis,” she said.

Nurse themed cake for recovery


This amazing recovery cake was baked by Vicky, 55, from Stockport. Vicky said: “I enjoyed baking since I was a child. I made this cake for my gardening enthusiast husband, recovering from his broken arm injury in our vegetable and flower garden.”

laid up recovery cake
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