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: