It’s all about the cake

Posted on March 18, 2012


The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School.

The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops.

For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer.

But we all know what the main event is at a school fair.

The cake stall.

The cake stall is always a crowd puller and makes a significant contribution to the school funds. The current fund-raising efforts are being put towards a yurt, so maybe this time next year we will be serving our cakes from a Mongolian tent.

My donations to the cause were Rhubarb and Custard Muffins, Marmalade Tea Loaves, Mini Victoria Sponges and Chocolate Cupcakes.

It’s always interesting to see the time and effort people put in to their cake baking; it’s just as interesting seeing what the punters chose to buy first.

My observations this year tell me that people aren’t that fussed about a rhubarb muffin, but put a strawberry or a blueberry on top of anything and it will sell like a proverbial hot cake.

All in all cakes were more popular than ever and we sold out of all but a few straggly fairy cakes.

Note to self: Next year make simple cakes and go heavy on the fruit.

There are more details about the day on the school blog.