Rainbow Cake Competition winner shares prize with NHS staff

Cake design competition winner Amelie, 13, decided to donate her cake to the staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust as a big thank you for all their hard working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Grace’s Bakery Thank You Rainbow Cake competition had over 50 entries and Amelie was one of two lucky winners who got to have their design turned into the real thing.

The team at Grace’s Bakery said “We were blown away by the support our customers had given us since the start of lockdown we wanted to give something back to the community. Amelie’s design was fantastic and our baker’s brother and sister, David and Jodie Redrup, worked away into the early hours to craft two matching cakes. Everyone it working so hard at the moment we hope our surprise for the hospital was a welcome treat for their lovely staff.”

Amelie and her mum Claire were there for the big reveal as the team from Graces Bakery delivered the impressive four tier cake to St Mary’s Hospital.

On seeing the cake for the first time Amelie was delighted “I was really excited to see my design transformed into the real thing. I wanted to give the cake to the nurses and doctors at the hospital as I know they have all been working really hard.”

Accepting the cake on behalf of the Trust, Deputy Medical Director Steven Parker said “It is really thoughtful and kind of Amelie to donate her cake to us and the design is brilliant. I know it will mean a lot to our staff.”