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."

Related Articles

Robert Hall Elected on the GIMA Judging Panel

Robert Hall Elected on the GIMA Judging Panel

Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 31st of March, 2017.

Television Gardening Programmes Planned For 2017

Television Gardening Programmes Planned For 2017

They'll be no shortage of gardening programmes on TV next year with several old favourites returning and also some new series. Andy Taylor has been finding out what's planned for 2017.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Tuesday, 8th of November, 2016.

Charlie Dimmock Returns With Garden Rescue

Charlie Dimmock Returns With Garden Rescue

Charlie Dimmock returned to our screens last week with Garden Rescue and Nathan James Dodd has been catching up on what has been happening in this latest garden transformation programme.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 5th of September, 2016.

Shed Of The Year 2016

Shed Of The Year 2016

Sheds of all shapes, sizes and styles are once again featured in this year's Channel 4 Shed Of The Year competition, Nathan James Dodd reviews the categories and finalists.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of July, 2016.

comments powered by Disqus

RSS

View RSS Feed

Author

Robert Hall

Senior Partner at GardenSite

View Profile

Follow Us!

Tags

Recent Articles

Robert Hall Elected on the GIMA Judging Panel

Robert Hall Elected on the GIMA Judging Panel

Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 31st of March, 2017.

April Gardening Jobs

April Gardening Jobs

April, particularly if you are on holiday over Easter, is the time when gardeners, whatever their level of enthusiasm and skill, want to get into the garden. Andy Taylor looks at the gardening jobs that can be achieved this month.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 30th of March, 2017.

April Pond Maintenance

April Pond Maintenance

With rising water temperature and kinder weather, April is a good month for pond maintenance and Dan Everton takes a look at the jobs that need to be done this month.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of March, 2017.

How To Care For Your Spring Lawn

How To Care For Your Spring Lawn

Pay attention to your lawn in the spring and Andy Taylor reckons you will receive dividends later in the year.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Wednesday, 9th of March, 2016.