NiSoft Annual Charity Bake-Off

8 October 2018
Trophies to be won

This year in support of Macmillan Cancer, NiSoft employees in our Belfast HQ took the opportunity to show their skills outside of the normal Software Development and Client Support day-to-day, by unleashing their baking skills in the annual NiSoft Charity Bake-off.

People were invited to act as either bakers, judges or both on the culinary delights in a peer reviewed calorie feast that did not disappoint.  Each person donated money to Macmillan Cancer to either enter a cake or judge the results in 4 major categories, Cakes, Tray Bakes, Pies & Cheesecake and Cupcakes.  The quality and presentation of the entries made us think briefly about exiting the software business and entering the baking business, but thankfully when the sugar levels returned to normal we decided to stick to what we do best!

Fierce competition in the cake category
Judges meticulously tasting every treat







New York Cheesecake proved popular
It was hard to know where to start







The judges took plenty to time to make sure that every cake, traybake, cookie and cupcake were properly tasted and scores given in the 4 main categories.  We had 4 winners who recieved trophies and a small gift, one for each category;


Proud category winners

Cakes – Andy McIvor  (Carrot Cake)

Traybakes – Pól McGuigan (Nutella Brownies)

Pies & Cheesecake – Lewis Bodell (NY Cheesecake)

Cupcakes – Jess Gibson (Chocolate Oreo Truffles)



As with all major competitions, there can only be one overall winner and the 2018 NiSoft Bake Off Champion was crowned from our QA department, Jess Gibson.  Congratulations to Jess, and to everyone who took part and donated to Macmillan, a very big thankyou!

Jess Gibson – Bake off Champion 2018
The winning entry!














Author of this Article

Andy McIvor

Regional VP sales