Very green batter!
The icing ready to be added
My rival turned out to be a lovely Madeira cake. When I tasted it I knew I would lose! And that's fine, I'm not a keen baker but I will try for a good cause.
I was eating my cake with some colleagues. One at some point one of them stood up to go. He still had some of my cake left! He wrapped it into some kitchen towel and I wondered if he was keeping it for later. He said He'd throw it away. And then he realised the baking is anonymous, and I may very well have baked it! I saw him sweat. Oh well. It wasn't all that good! It was slightly dry. Probably because I had been worried (considering the ingredients) it would be rather wet.
Later the email came through; indeed I had lost. Oh well! I had hoped for that, even though I always do try to make a good cake. I think practice makes perfect! And I don't practice. I'll do my bit eating and donating for the rest of the competition!