Great Pink Bake Off at Hall's GardenSite

At Hall’s GardenSite we are proud to say that for the last four years we have supported the Breakthrough Breast Cancer team in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

Created by Robert Hall on Friday, 18th of October, 2013.
Updated on Tuesday, 1st of September, 2015.


Great Pink Bake Off at Hall's GardenSite

The Great Pink Bake Off on Friday gave us a marvellous opportunity to raise money and show our support to this great charity.

Tickets where £5.00 each and each ticket holder received a delicious cream tea and scone, plus cake decorating demonstrations in our Garden Room garden centre coffee shop.

By the end of the day, Kay Hall announced that over £1,000 had been raised for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Local celebrity Brendan Lynch from BBC's MasterChef 2012 was there to show his baking expertise and offer tips.

Frances Dodd, The Garden Room Manageress, said 

‘We know that a lot more cream is definitely a favourite here at The Garden Room, so we put a generous amount on our cakes’.

After the sponge cake demonstrations, Frances demonstrated how to cook scones both sweet and savoury. She showed that you can even put meat into your scones by reducing the amount of milk and taking out the sugar. You should also take out the sugar when adding cheese.

When the demonstrations were over each person was able to choose from a fruit or plain scone.

Three winners won the raffle along with two winners for the best baked cake!

Nathan James Dodd judged the cakes and commented on the winning duo

‘What a beautiful Madeira cake and a delicious Lemon Drizzle cake.
Both cakes are winners, they are just too nice to separate’.

You can view more photos of the day on the Hall's GardenSite Google Plus page.

A Big Thank You To All Our Staff

We would like to congratulate all our Garden Room staff who helped yesterday with our Great Pink Bake Off, all ticket sales, purchases of raffle tickets and sales of cakes were donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Co-ordinator Kay Hall said

"Our Manageress Frances Dodd did a fantastic job leading her team and her scone demonstration
and cake decorating session, aided by Tracey and Molly, was enjoyed by all.

New to our team, Libby designed and produced all the posters and tickets, she also did a great job
with Flori and Mandie selling the raffle tickets and cakes, especially made for the day. 

Also a big thank you to Joe, Karen, Jordan and Ian who held it altogether
behind the scenes. A real team effort and a team Halls are proud of. Thank you all.

In helping to support our fund raising yesterday I also want to thank Julie Robinson and Jean, from
Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and Brendan Lynch from The Great British Bake Off. Your time and
enthusiasm was greatly appreciated.

Nathan Dodd and Liv also worked tirelessly helping us to take the hard work out to our friends and colleagues online."

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