Wednesday, 15 October 2008


This week’s winner of a CAFTA (Cake’s Achievement in Film and Television Arts) award was nominated by my friend and work colleague Soo. A lot of people love the TV show “The Office” which exists in both UK and US guises. Soo takes this to another level and any reference to the show will be followed by chapter and verse on which episode and series/season it relates to.

The award is for “Cake baked by a work colleague” (if only I was on television my cakes would be winning this award!) and goes to the birthday cake that Neil, David Brent’s arch nemesis, has made for a lady in the office.

Here is the cake being served. Neil has made a fine job of his icing and decorating:

David Brent takes a piece and tries it. His face suggests that he’s prejudged it somewhat (bonus points if you spotted Monkey in the background):

He finds it a bit sweet, although everyone else seems to love it. According to one of the office workers Neil’s lemon drizzle cake is even better !

The moment that I lose all sympathy for David Brent – he says he “prefers a flan”, although there is something in the way he declares this that has me in stitches every time:

If you wish to see this brief, but wonderful scene in full – all 30 seconds of it – here it is:


trashalou said...

I never quite got The Office.

glamah16 said...

Ricky Gervais plays him so swarmy!I always have the fear of bringing something to the office and someone wrinkiling their nose. One time this ladt said my rum buns tasted like swamp water. No one else thought so and gobbled them up.

Half Baked said...

I loved this scene too. Hilarious!!

Cakelaw said...

LOL - thanks Crusader. I didn't remember this, but it is soooo David Brent to not allow any credit to Neil. (BTW - where can I get me a cake-baking bloke??)