Eat your cake and donate it too

Thinking well ahead Tamahere Lions are appealing for people to get in the Christmas spirit early and plan their Christmas cake purchases.

This year the club is working with the Salvation Army to enable people to buy cakes and donate them to brighten a needy family’s Christmas.

It would be a double act of generosity as $5 from the $18 price of the Ernest Adams cakes also goes toward community projects.

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Good cake, good wish

This is the story of how Lillian Scott’s trusty Christmas cake from the 1920s has ended up in hundreds of Waikato households.

Lillian Scott was from Gisborne, she raised five daughters, passed on her Christmas cake recipe to them, and now it’s being made at Hamilton’s Sugar Plum Cake Company by the owners, Tamahere’s Raewyn Koppens and her partner Rosita General.

Koppens is Lillian Scott’s grand-daughter, the cake is a longtime family favourite, and this is the second Christmas that it’s been made commercially at Sugar Plum.

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