From now until 27 August 2016 in-toto will run a national children’s cake decorating competition in aid of the UK’s biggest kid’s charity, Barnardo’s. Children of all ages are encouraged to take part in the contest to create imaginative and delightfully decorated treats.
To enter, participants are asked to decorate cakes in whatever design takes their fancy, with the chance to win the grand prize of an exclusive one-to-one baking experience for them and an adult of their choice, with MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Steven Edwards, plus the winner will also receive four tickets to Cadbury World.
Entrants have the choice to create their delectable masterpiece at home and submit their photo entry via the in-toto website. Or, Mums and Dads will be pleased to know that they can take the mess elsewhere by attending a special cake decorating day at one of the 18 participating in-toto studios.
Once all the entries have been collected and the competition has closed, Steven Edwards will choose his five favourite designs, selecting the most imaginative, show-stopping pieces to put to the public vote on its Facebook page, where the online community will be asked to ‘like’ which design is their favourite. Then, on Friday 16 September, the votes will be counted and the winner will be announced.
in-toto encourages a suggested donation of £5 per entry via a JustGiving link at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-big-barnardos-cake-off, and the company has said that it will encourage people to get voting on Facebook for their preferred design by donating £250 for 100 votes, £500 for 200 votes and £2,000 for 500 votes. All of the money raised will go to Barnardo’s.
In its 150th year, Barnardo’s provides crucial support for neglected and vulnerable children and believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. For more information please visit the in-toto website.