Big Cake Bake supports Red Cross

Published on LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Location(s): Anglesea Barracks, TAS

Topic(s): Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Defence Blood Challenge

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.       (photo: Daryl Peebles)
(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.

Diets and healthy-eating resolutions were momentarily forgotten at Anglesea Barracks in Tasmania on Friday as personnel from all three services and the Barrack’s support staff enjoyed a decadent morning tea - or a great cause.

A beautiful array of home-baked cakes were judged by a panel of Commanding Officers from the three services, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Wing Commander Andrew Layton and Navy's own Commander Stacey Porter.

The winner of the Best Tasting Cake was Navy Headquarters Tasmania’s Able Seaman Ben Melville's Chocolate Coffee Gateau (with lashings of brandy), while the Best Looking Cake was awarded to Di Jones from Anglesea Barrack’s Customer Service Centre.

AB Ben Melville displays his award-winning Chocolate Coffee Gateau.

AB Ben Melville displays his award-winning Chocolate Coffee Gateau.

Most of the cakes were then enjoyed by those attending, except for the cakes entered in the ‘Best Looking’ category which were auctioned.

The Big Cake Bake raised $307.80 for the Australian Red Cross. The event was also used to promote the Defence Challenge for the Red Cross’s Blood Bank service.

Once again Navy took the lead in organising this successful tri-service event, mainly through the efforts of Leading Seaman Brooke Oram.

The winner of the ‘Best Looking Cake’ category.

The winner of the ‘Best Looking Cake’ category.