Win a 2ft high Christmas cake…

Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by Tom Drinkall

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The Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull, Councillor Mary Glew was presented with a spectacular Christmas stocking cake at the grand re-opening of Oak Furniture Land on St Andrew’s Quay, Hull.

Store manager Kevin Skelton, says: “I am delighted that the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Councillor Mary Glew, reopened the store. This helped us welcome customers back through the door to take advantage of our new sofa ranges and our range of exclusive high quality furniture at great prices. To celebrate the reopening we’re offering customers £25 off when they spend £250 or more in-store.”

Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Councillor Mary Glew says:  “This refurbished Oak Furniture Land Hull superstore is a welcome investment to the area, and is a nice addition to the choice of shops for local residents. I was delighted to reopen the store and accept the cake donation from the store manager.  The Christmas stocking cake is a wonderful gesture and will take centre stage at our fundraising Christmas Party on the 6th December at the Guildhall.”

The cake is about 2ft high and is made with;

  • 14 genoise sponge cakes
  • 70 eggs
  • 2 Kgs white chocolate ganache
  • 3 ½ Kgs icing
  • 300 handmade holly leaves in the Christmas garland
  • 20 LED fairy lights in the Christmas garland


The cake artist spent 3 hours airbrushing by hand the ‘oak effect wood’ flooring and the stocking is filled with edible presents – shortbread iced biscuits and sweets.

The amazing 2ft high cake is being donated to a raffle and all proceeds will be going to the Lord Mayors Charity Fund. The fund supports the Teenage Cancer Unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Matthew’s Hub on Ferensway and the Preston Road Women’s Centre in East Hull.

The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 6 December at the Mayor’s Charity Christmas party which is being held in the Guildhall. Tickets are £1 and are on sale now at the Civic office within the Guildhall until Saturday.

Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by Tom Drinkall

Comments (3)
  • SupportLocal

    As a local cake designer to Hull and only one of many may I add in the area to me this is so wrong on so many levels to all involved. I’ve seen this coming up on cake pages all day on facebook and the more I see it the more it rankles me. Shame on Oak Furniture Land for commissioning a cake from Lancashire, Hull happens to be in Yorkshire. Shame on the Lord Mayor of Hull for accepting it and shame on you KC for having an ethos that states ‘Having a local voice championing everything that’s special about the people and places of Hull and East Yorkshire’ yet promoting a person whose business is two hours away west of the M62. Rant over.

    • Hi, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. I’m really sorry you feel this way. We didn’t intend to promote a person whose business isn’t local to the area, but really like the idea the cake is being used to raise money for local charities. This is what we’ve really tried to push in the story, as well as the re-opening of Oak Furniture Land – which is great news for Hull’s economy.

      We love cake and we’d be more than happy to promote local cake designers getting involved in similar projects. If you’d like to share a story, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

  • Mike Mckenzie

    Very good idea, if i won would donate it to a local charity or hospital to benefit others.

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