PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation’s Cakes for a Cause 2018 created sweet memories for those visiting the Miami Valley Centre on April 26-27. Eighty-one cakes were donated for the auction benefitting the grant-making fund of The Foundation.
Emily Shawler and Marsha Koon, co-chairs of this year’s event, expressed thanks to the cake donors and those who bid on the cakes and accompanying incentives, and to all those who supported the event. They also thanked their committee, who devoted hours of time to making the auction a success.
On April 26, the Foundation and the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Bakers’ Party/Business After Hours, which featured a live auction for four special cakes. Bidding was lively, facilitated by Joe and Steve Mikolajewski of Mikolajewski Auction Service. Those cakes included the Corporate Challenge, in which Unity National Bank and Miami Valley Steel Services challenged each oher to see who would make the largest contribution to the Foundation to buy back their own cakes.
Miami Valley Steel took the trophy with a $2,600 donation, which also won them the High Bid trophy for the highest bid of any cake in the auction. The four cakes raised over $6,000 for the Foundation’s grant-making fund.
Seventy-seven additional cakes were auctioned on April 27, broadcasted on WPTW/Muzzy Broadcasting.
The People’s Choice cake, selected by those viewing the display at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, was the mall’s cake, baked by Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe. The first prize in the theme category, winner of the silver cake knife, was the cake donated by Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothiers and baked by SweetHart Cakes. First place in the corporate class was awarded to the cake donated by Piqua Manor/Garbry Ridge, baked by Brittney’s Cakes.
First place for individuals went to Stacy and Benny Scott for their entry by Sweet Art Cakes. Rhonda’s Cakes and More baked the cake for “Down the River, Down a Beer” which took first place in the non-profit group. The cupcake division prize went to Ulbrich’s for cupcakes created by Lori Lamphar of Ulbrich’s Bakery. First prize for youth was won by Alexandra and Camilla Nicholas.
Special judges’ awards were given to Cindy Lillicrap for the “Rags, Scraps and Stitches” cake and to the McColloch-Baker Insurance cake baked by Aubree Schrubb.
To view the cakes, visit www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org.