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Taste test: Gogglebox vicar samples the best Christmas cakes

More cake with your tea, vicar? We put Gogglebox vicar Kate Bottley and her husband, Graham, up against a full hamper of shop-bought festive cakes

Vicars love tea – everyone knows that. And a cup of tea is simply too wet on its own. So when the Guardian put out an appeal for willing clergy to sample the best that the bakery departments have to offer this festive season, there was a stampede of persistent priests. Well, I got there first – and brought my willing husband, Graham, along for the scoffing. We indulged in an evening of sinful gluttony (subsequently confessed and absolved) and tasted 10 of this year’s Christmas cakes. There are not many perks to being a vicar (free funeral, and as many of those little wafers as you can eat), but this was definitely a good day at the office.

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