Aviva Cake Bake and Taste treat to raise funds for disadvantaged children

Another amazing and successful fundraising idea from the CR Team of Aviva Leeds to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity was to bake a cake and to be creative in its decoration.

Winning cake - Nov 2012Seven fantastic cakes were produced for the final judging and these ranged from a fruit cake bursting with fruit and port to King Kong on the top of the Empire State Building.

The very difficult final judging was undertaken by Verlie McCann, Chairman of the Leeds Children’s Charity, and Diane Chapman, Compliance Manager, Creditor Centre of Excellence Leeds, Aviva Leeds, and leader of the CR Team.

All the cakes were judged on creativity and taste. Lauren & Sam’s King Kong Battenberg sponge cake was the obvious winner on creativity.  Everything on the cake was edible from spaghetti railings and radio aerial, marzipan King Kong, and sugar glass.

Winning cake (2) - Nov 2012Mairead’s Chocolate Guinness cake with truffle topping and cream cheese was, without doubt, the winner on taste.  The contrast of black chocolate sponge under the white double cream cheese topping was outstanding and the taste was delicious.

After the judging, all the cakes were cut and sold to raise funds for the charity.

The CR Team at Aviva have pledged their support to the Leeds Children’s Charity for two years and have organised simple yet very effective fundraising events to raise over £15,000 for the charity to date.  A team of employees also gave up their weekend to decorate a large room at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre that is used by hundreds of disadvantaged children every year.

The trustees of the charity are extremely grateful for this very generous support, and it is a pleasure to work with such committed and dedicated people who want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children of Leeds.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk, or telephone 0113 245 4281.

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