Age UK Exeter, Charity Gala Ball

 In Baking, Celebration, Charity, Updates

It’s been a busy couple of months in the Zeenees kitchens. We’ve had a number of birthday and celebration cakes to make, as well as wedding cakes and exhibiting at the Boho Bride wedding festival. But with Christmas around the corner and UK Charity Week upon us it seems a good time to take stock and reflect.

Age UK Exeter, Charity Gala Ball

Age UK is a national charity providing support for people in later life. In October, the Exeter branch of Age UK held their annual charity gala ball at Exeter University.

It’s a fantastic charity that does a lot of great work locally and we donated a voucher for a five-tiered luxury celebration cake to be auctioned on the night.

The Auction

The event was a fun packed evening of dinner, live music and dancing and there were some fantastic lots in the auction, donated by local and national organisations including Exeter Chiefs, John Lewis, Exeter Cookery School, Exeter City Football Club… and of course Zeenees.

Overall the night raised £3,200 for Age UK and it was a real privilege to be a part of the event – helping raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity.

Celebration Cake – Sam’s Birthday Cake

After some stiff competition for the Zeenees cake voucher the winning bidder was Adam who wanted a Ben10 themed birthday cake for his son Sam’s 11th Birthday.

Not being too knowledgeable about Ben10 a bit of research was required to find out a bit more about the cartoon, its characters and the colours/flavours that would go together.

After some further investigation and a consultation with the client we designed a 5 tier dark chocolate cake filled with a vanilla and Oreo cookie buttercream decorated in the Ben10 colours… complete with the Omnitrix insignia (trust us – it’s a Ben10 thing!), a green chocolate drip, mint Aero chocolates and fondant stars and decorations.

The cake was topped off with a custom designed cake topper made for Sam’s special birthday.

5 Tier Celebration Cakes

At Zeenees we offer a wide range of 5 tier celebration cakes to suit all our customers’ needs… from a 10″ chocolate indulgence cake for a birthday party or anniversary to a 6″ red velvet cake for a smaller, more intimate event.

Our celebration cakes come in a variety of flavours and can be customised to incorporate your favourite fillings, colours, toppings or even themes like the recent bunny rabbit cake and Ben10 themed cakes we’ve done.

If you want some inspiration, why not visit our gallery or find out more about our celebration cakes and our flavour combinations.

Charity Bakes & Cakes

Each year we try and support a number of local charities, focussing mainly on those working in and around Exeter and Devon. Unfortunately our busy calendar means we can’t take on as many charity bakes as we’d like, particularly during the summer months when weddings are at their peak.

However, if you have a charity event coming up, please do get in touch to see if we’re able to help. Our large celebration cakes work well as auction prizes (as a voucher for the winner to redeem at a later date) and for bake sales we’ve made cupcakes, brownies and other delicious tray bakes.