Margaret's baking bonanza

Mosgiel cake decorator Margaret Crawford-Warden has spent the past six weeks baking and decorating hundreds of festive goodies to raise money for families less privileged this Christmas. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Mosgiel cake decorator Margaret Crawford-Warden has spent the past six weeks baking and decorating hundreds of festive goodies to raise money for families less privileged this Christmas. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Thirty-five Christmas cakes, 300 Christmas truffles, 290 slices of shortbread and hundreds of Christmas cake-pops sounds like the Christmas wishlist of some very hungry elves.

It was the festive offering of Mosgiel woman Margaret Crawford-Warden, who spent more than a month baking and decorating the goodies to raise money for charity.

Mrs Crawford-Warden, a member of the congregation at the East Taieri Church, said she wanted to help people who did not have as much as others might at Christmas.

A professional cake decorator for 37 years, it struck her that she could use her skills for good.

She started on November 3 and by last week had baked, iced and wrapped more than 600 items to sell at the Mosgiel market day.

''It took me a month working seven days a week, and a very good husband. He [Russell] thought I was nuts, but I couldn't have done it without him.''

Mrs Crawford-Warden donated $430, the profit from her efforts, to the Mosgiel Community Food Bank yesterday. Food bank co-ordinator Michelle Kerr said the donation was appreciated, and contributed to a record take for the food bank. ''The more we get, the more we give, and that's what it's all about.''

 

 

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