Amazing cakes for Great Legal Bake raise funds for WelHat Citizens Advice
Mayor Pat Mabbott, assisted by Consort Alan, Debbie and Simone from WelHat Citizens Advice judged our Great Legal Bake.
The standard was even higher than last year's as the team channelled their Mary Berry with a stunning selection of cakes which raised an impressive £363.80!
With 4 categories to deliberate over, the judges took their responsibilities very seriously, judging first on best appearance, and secondly on best taste.
Pat, this years Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield said: 'It's been such fun being Mayor but today's event will stay in my memory as one of the best. The cakes are exceptional - I don't know why some of the people are in the legal profession rather than baking professionally! They are all so clever, I was very impressed with Soft Brexit and the detail in the Family Law cake was amazing. The hospitality was excellent, thank you!'
Debbie from Citizens Advice said 'We were thrilled to be invited to judge. It is fantastic to be supported by a local legal firm such as Crane & Staples. Many people don't know that Citizens Advice is a charity so we are extremely grateful for their fundraising efforts. It's been a truly lovely morning, great fun, and lots of gorgeous cake!
Funds raised were split equally between the WelHat Citizens Advice and the Eastern Legal Support Trust.
Best Cake - Soft Brexit
created by Lizzie Russell and Tom Axon
Best Legal Cake - Family Law
created by Tia Hussain and Jodie Sharkey, featuring all the members of the Family department
Best Cupcake - Red Velvet
baked by Tia Hussain and decorated by James Shaw
Best Effort - Brandy infused fruit cake
created by Sharon Montgomery
This year's distinguished panel of judges, and organiser Crane & Staples' own Tahir Nisar, Associate Solicitor
Left to right: Mayor Pat Mabbott, Tahir Nisar, Debbie Maccormick, Advice Services Manager (Citizens Advice), Simone Deans, volunteer for Citizens Advice and the Mayor's Consort Alan
Social media was buzzing as the star attractions were shared, liked and retweeted.