Cake for a cause

Triathlon theme cake by DeepDelights
Triathlon theme cake, a photo by DeepDelights on Flickr.

This week is all about good causes. Some of my husband’s colleagues are running a triathlon this weekend to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. To help them out with their fundraising, I was roped in to make them a cake to raffle at the office.

Keeping in theme with the triathlon event, I re-used a logo I found on the British Triathlon Federation website, which shows 3 faces wearing swimming, cycling and running gear.

The cake inside is a Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.  I decorated it with cut outs of 3 faces and swimming, cycling and running headgear using Sugarpaste icing and inner details using black Royal Icing . These were placed in 3 different coloured sectors, each representing the typical terrain for that sport. It provides a nice contrast and context for it. I have used a blue ribbon to decorate the sides of the cake representing Alzheimer’s Society.

I hope it proves to be popular and raises enough funds for such a worthy cause.

Since the blog post, the raffle has been completed and the collected over £30 for the team, a decent amount for a day’s work!

About Deepali Gandhi

Le Cordon bleu trained patissiere, chocolatier and a first time entrepreneur. I believe in delivering remarkable well crafted products that look and taste great.
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