Face cake sale: Buy yourself a slice of fame for Comic Relief

13 Mar 2015 @ 12.00 pm
| Charity, Food & drink

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Zoe and friends… Photographs: Richard McDougall. Click to see a bigger image

Comic Relief Face Cake bake sale

Love Cheese, Gillygate, York

Fri Mar 13 @ 11am-5.30pm

£1-£25: all proceeds to Comic Relief

Let’s face it, there’s nothing like a slice of home made cake to put a smile on your face.

And this stellar collection of comedian cakes – on sale in York today (Friday, March 13) for Comic Relief – gives us an even greater reason to chuckle.

Since we last spoke to the genius behind the famous fondants, Zoe Paterson of Oi! FaceCake!, she has hardly left her kitchen.

Zoe has been up at 5am most days to bake 27 cakes then style them into the likeness of a funnyman or woman.

Half of them were commissioned ahead of time, but the other half are up for grabs at the bake sale at Love Cheese on Gillygate.

Also on sale are a selection of other cakes made by a group of big-hearted bakers who joined Zoe to support the Comic Relief cause.

She had already raised £600 before today’s sale, and every penny goes to the Red Nose charity.

Funny faces

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All the faces. Click to see the full image

From Laurel and Hardy in trademark black and white, through to a coffee and walnut Ade Edmondson, there’s something for all tastes.

Her own favourites include chocolate Dawn French, with a fabulous fondant fringe and Yorkshire’s own John Shuttleworth, in ginger parkin.

The wonderful cakes have been retweeted by Bob Mortimer and by the fan accounts of both Dawn French and Keith Lemon.

She has often matched a name to an ingredient, so you can buy Keith Lemon drizzle cake and Victoria “Sponge” Wood.

Zoe said the hard work had been worth it. “It’s been good fun, and the great thing about baking is it makes people happy.”