I just spent a lovely morning in Cork stuffing myself with Christmas cake all in aid of a good cause. The Irish Examiner held a Christmas cake baking competition and the results were out standing. We had over 300 people enter and today was the day the people short listed brough their cakes into the office for us all to taste. Darina Allen, Joe McNemee and myself tasted and deliberated and finally picked a winner. It was called "the penny pinching cake' and interestingly contained no butter. All the cakes as well as the sizable amount of money raised went to Vincent de Paul
The decorations below particularly took my eye.
THE IRISH EXAMINER