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Heacham's First Cake Festival?

Stella of HOL would like to thank Doreen Reed for contributing editorial and for organising the event
Photos by Stella of HOL

Monday, 7 May 2022

105 now raised for Surgery Amenity Fund - despite the downpour! 




With the gentle warmth of a log fire and a choice of 17 different cakes, the cold, damp weather was forgotten for a couple of hours at the Cake Festival held at Heacham's Wheatsheaf Inn on Bank Holiday Monday.  Visitors to what might be Heacham's First Cake Festival enjoyed cups of tea and coffee and sampled as many as six of the 17 cakes.

A small selection of the cakes on offer Landlord, Tony, cuts the first slice 

Having enjoyed sampling their preferred cakes, visitors were asked to award marks out of ten to the cakes they had tasted.  Despite serious competition, the two most popular cakes were made by staff of The Wheatsheaf Inn - the Victoria Sponge Cake made by Beth Winsor (Bar/Restaurant Assistant and local B&B provider at Rosevilla) and a naughty but very nice Chocolate Button Cake made by Emma Nye (Catering/Restaurant Assistant and 6th Form Student) both were awarded an average of 9 marks out of 10.  The other 15 cakes were all of a very high standard too.

Emma prepares to receive visitors
The line up of cake choices included:
Strawberry Gateaux Carrot Cake
Marmalade Cake Mackesons Cake
Fruit Cake Ginger Cake (made with stem ginger)
Fridge Cake (made with condensed milk) Cider Cake (made with fruit soaked in Cider)
Chocolate Button Cake Banana and Walnut Cake
Victoria Sponge Lemon Cake
Weetabix Cake Victoria Sponge (diabetic)
Almond Topped Fruit Cake  
Anyone for tombola? Ooh - I hope they don't run out!

Together with plant, book stalls and tombola 95 was raised for surgery funds.  Many thanks to all our cake makers and helpers.

Note from Doreen: -
If you are worried about the pounds put on whilst enjoying this event don't forget the PPG's annual sponsored walk
from Heacham to Hunstanton
and back again on Sunday, 19 August 2007.
Details are on the Bulletin Board.