PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation’s Cakes for a Cause 2016 highlighted the “Games People Play” for their 11th installment at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on April 21 and 22. The youth, individuals, businesses and non-profits of the community donated 79 cakes – many with the game theme — for the auction benefitting the grant-making fund of The Foundation.
Sharon Semanie, event chairperson and Foundation board member, expressed thanks to the cake donors and those who bid on the cakes and accompanying incentives, and to all those who supported the event. Semanie also thanked her committee, who devoted hours of time to making the auction a success.
This year (for the first time) the People’s Choice cake, selected by those viewing the display at the Mall, the Theme Prize, the High Bid trophy and the Corporate Challenge trophy were all won by the same cake. The big winner was the Miami Valley Steel Service cake, baked by Sweeter Side of Life. The cake represented a giant game of “Operation” complete with writer’s cramp, brain freeze and other ailments.
First place in the corporate class was awarded to the cake donated by Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothiers, with their game of dress-up baked by SweetHart Cakes.
First place for individuals went to Brad and Maria Bubp for their cigar humidor cake baked by Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe.
Lehman Catholic High School took first place in the non-profit group with their “Game of Life at Lehman” baked by frosted.
The cupcake division prize went to Piqua Parents as Teachers for cupcakes created by WalMart Bakery.
First prize for youth was won by Camilla and Alexandra Nicholas.
Special Judges awards were given to Comfort Inn’s Monopoly game, baked by Brittney’s Cakes, Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home’s Spot the Differences game, Murray Well Wendeln and Robinsons’ baseball bat cake, and Friends of the Piqua Parks’ Pitsenbarger staute cake.
The last three Judges award cakes were baked by Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe. Dobo’s created 32 of the entries this year, winning 12 awards in various categories.
Those who wish to view the cakes again should check the website www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org.