Success at Birmingham’s annual spoof property awards was the icing on the cake for several of the industry’s leading professionals who rose to the occasion when they clashed in the kitchen .

Soggy bottoms and the squirrels’ nuts were nowhere to be seen as the budding chefs put in stirring performances to create a variety of cakes, some of which were almost edible!

The Brenda Awards, now in its 11th year, is the annual tongue-in-cheek awards event that sees the Birmingham commercial property sector join forces to raise funds for disadvantaged children.

This year’s event, staged at the Burlington Hotel and attended by 400 influential property professionals, raised more than £33,000 for Property for Kids. The chosen charity this year is Birmingham Hippodrome Young Carers programme. Other local charities will also gain support.