16th annual cake auction

| November 1, 2021

Scary, Creepy, Halloween Cakes was the theme for the Coshocton BPW 16th annual Cake Auction  held Oct. 30, at the Frontier Power Community Room on  South Second Street. Cake viewing and voting was  from 2-4 p.m. with the auction beginning at 4 p.m.

Sheri Fortune from Agents Realty and Auction House kept things lively during the bidding. There were some great incentives along with the cake entries, for example a case of bacon along with condiments from Kraft Foods, a gift card for Kids America and a dozen donuts from Buehler’s, a lighted flag pole went with the Blue Star Mothers entry and other incentives including several gift cards from area businesses.

Pearl Valley provided 5 pounds of cheese for sampling at the event and for purchase from BPW members. They were taking orders for cheese or people could order online as well. Each child attending received a $5 gift card provided by Dairy Queen.

“This year is our 16th annual cake auction which supports our scholarship for women and other programs,” said Pat Talbot president of Coshocton BPW. “We have 27 entries and some absolutely gorgeous cakes here today. I want to congratulate all those sponsors and all those bakers. Seven of the entries were in the kids cake category. The Rising Star award for kids provides a challenge in developing baking skills at a young age.”

Emily McBurney presented the Rising Star Award to 14-year-old Zoey Alan for her baking skill in creating a triple chocolate brain cake. Miley Barr who attends Nashport Elementary School was recognized for her Halloween Goblins entry.

In the adult categories, Most Unusual Cake went to Amber Hughes from Buehler’s for The Corpse Bride, a white cake with buttercream icing and the People’s Choice Award winner was Jaime Crawford, Coshocton Coffee Connection with the Distasteful Dinner Cake a chocolate cake with raspberry filing covered with worms and eyeballs. Crawford also made a tribute to “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” for Whit’s Frozen Custard.

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