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St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Cake Fund Raiser

Fund Raiser Update

After the raffle on the 20th December the funds raised stood at:-
*  £1000 for the cakes,
* £380 for the raffle,
* Our sponsor “Precon” boosted the fund by £1500

We are still awaiting the exact final total which will be posted as soon as we have confirmation.

Thank you to all the Sugarcraft club members for their generous donations of the cakes, their hard work, and expertise.

As this was such a great success I’m sure we’ll be doing this again next year. If Glenda has anything to do with it I’m sure we’ll surpass this years efforts as she likes to up the anti 🙂



Christmas Cake Sale

Amazing result to the cake sale for the hospice shop .

Amazing is the word .
We’ve surpassed all expectations .

£960 for the cakes on sale and so far £300 for the cake being raffled But there is another 10 days left for more tickets to be sold !!!!!

But it gets even better .

A club member has donated £60 to make the £940 up to £1000


A local business has pledged to double the amount of money that the cakes have sold for

What an amazing outcome .

Well done to all our members you should all feel so proud .


Our speaker for August was Estelle Mann. Estelle has visited us before showing us how to make decorations using gelatine ,
this time her subject was sugar flowers,  In particular Dahlias . Always viewed as a complicated flower to make ,but Estelle
made every stage achievable and created some beautiful flowers .


Our speaker for September was Rachel Farnham of Regency cakes in Exning near Newmarket, so quite a local for us .
Rachel has visited us many times before and is a very gifted sugarcrafter and experienced in all aspects of sugarcraft ,
but her overriding skill is with royal icing and all it’s many  uses .This time she decorated a two tier cake with scrolls and lattice work . 
A very traditional style of royal icing work ,but one that requires tremendous skill land it was obvious that Rachel has this in abundance .
A very enjoyable and instructive evening and we look forwards to her returning again soon .

Next month our demonstrator will be club member Jean who has come up with her own unique way of cutting , rolling and folding sugarpate
to make decorations for our cakes . ,This will certainly be an interesting evening and guaranteed to be something new to us all ,
So something to look forwards to, 


Our FFF lunches have been popular for the last 3 years and continue to be a very pleasant way of raising some funds for our club .
So much so that we have diversified slightly and have tried doing afternoon tea as well . We’ve enjoyed one so far and it was a huge hit
and  we’re planning a second one soon .The first group quite enjoyed being the guinea pigs and are all planning to return.
With the lunches the optimum number for each lunch is 6 guests possibly 7 .The afternoon tea number is 9 .
So happily members have a choice between the two meals.
If your interested in either lunch or tea contact Glenda to arrange a date
have a look at the photos of the first  afternoon tea .

Apple Day at The Museum of East Anglian Life

The Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket have sent the following message. Glenda
———————————————————————————–Hi Glenda,
It was nice to talk to you just now. Just to recap what I said:

I wondered whether the club might be interested in getting involved in the museum’s new apple day – ‘Cider and Song’ – which is taking place on Saturday 20 October? We’ve got all kinds of activities planned including a food historian and apple tastings. We’re going to be planting an orchard at the museum this winter and will be cutting a ribbon on the first tree at the event. Some of your members got involved in our 50th anniversary fete last year and I seem to remember them saying that if we got in touch sooner, the club might be interested in having a showcase of some kind. I wondered if orchards might be an interesting theme.

We are also looking for people to bake cakes to sell as part of our fundraising for the new orchard.

Let me know if you are interested and if so, how you think it would be best for you to be involved.


01449 618222


Rattlesden Cake Competition

To celebrate 20 Years serving the local community the Rattlesden and District Community Shop held a “BAKE-OFF”.

Members Jean and Robert entered cakes with Jean’s 3 tier chocolate and orange cake gaining a joint 2nd place – unfortunately Roberts beautifully decorated fruit cake was overlooked for a prize – just not to the judges liking 🙁

Bury Stray Cat Fund – Fund Raiser

Bury Stray Cat Fund – Fund Raiser

Are holding a fund raiser at Great Whelnetham Community Centre on Sunday 17th July (IP30 0TY) starting at 10.30.

There’ll be a Cat Themed Cake as the Raffle prize, Novelty Cup Cakes and Tea Time Treats.
If you fancy a fun Photo Shoot our in-house photographer will be there doing INSTANT portraits of you, you kids, dogs… whatever! Prints available within minutes to take away.
join us and help raise funds for this worthy charity.