Hartlepool landmarks have never looked so sweet for charity challenge

An Andy Capp cake baked by Rebecca Gray . Picture by FRANK REID

An Andy Capp cake baked by Rebecca Gray . Picture by FRANK REID

THIS Hartlepool landmark has never looked so sweet.

The recreation of the Headland’s Andy Capp statue has been made by a creative cook in the town to raise money for charity.

Rebecca Gray, who runs her own bakery firm Bake That, is taking part in a challenge for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The aim of the challenge is for participants to bake a cake based on a town land mark at an event held at Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, on Wednesday, March 12.

Talented Rebecca, who hopes as many people come forward and take part as possible, has kicked off the ideas by baking a cake of the popular cartoon character, who was created by Hartlepool’s Reg Smythe.

The mum-of-two said: “Basically it’s just to support an excellent cause and have some creative fun as well.

“There’ll be a £10 fee for competitors and hopefully we’ll get donations and we’ll have a raffle. All the money will go to the hospice.

“At the end of the day I’m going to ask all the cake makers to donate their cakes and we’ll cut them all up and sell pieces to raise some more money.”

She added: “I’ve known people that have been in the hospice, and they do a great job there. It’s a local charity and they really do need funding.

“It’s just a good cause.”

Rebecca, from Bishop Cuthbert, Hartlepool, took on the challenge as part of the hospice’s Specsavers Appeal – named so after its sponsors. Hospice bosses give participants £50 to create an event that will hopefully generate more cash for the charity.

All proceeds, including the £50, will be given back to the hospice.

For further details log onto The Great Hartlepool Bake Off on Facebook.




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