The Bloodhound Booster Club, the athletics booster club for the local high school in Fort Madison, Iowa, hosted its 9th annual cake auction on January 20.
Each year, a theme is chosen and businesses and organizations purchase cakes for donation for a live auction held between JV and varsity basketball games. This year’s theme was travel. The event also features a silent auction for cakes submitted by students, staff and parents.
Prior to the auction, cakes entered into the “professional” division are also judged for their creativity. Eleven cakes were entered into the category this year. Six were prepared by the Fort Madison Hy-Vee; five were ordered by local businesses and one was donated directly from Hy-Vee. All six cakes were decorated by Carol Fraise, cake decorator, and Ginger Wilkens, bakery manager, at the Fort Madison Hy-Vee.
“Of our six cakes, we took first, second and third place,” said Kim Jaber, store director at the Fort Madison Hy-Vee. “After the competition, the cakes are auctioned off. The Bloodhound Booster Club collected almost $2,000 on our six cakes alone. It was a successful night.”