Kyabram Free Press
Tonny stall takes the cake
An hour-and-a-half on Saturday morning was all it took for Tongala Development Group’s cake stall to sell out — yo-yo biscuits and sponge cakes the big ticket items.
The group’s hastily arranged Mangan St stall was staged in place of its garage sale, which was postponed after the group could not go ahead with the popular community event.
It was only last week that the group received advice from the state’s COVID hotline that the planned event should be delayed. The garage sale will now be held on Saturday, November 13.
Garage sale co-ordinator Kellie Brennan said she had been thrilled with the response to a late call to arms for the giant garage sale, which had been cancelled last year.
“It’s a real shame, because despite a slow start to our bookings we ended up with more than 50 people registering for the sale.
“Fortunately most of them have re-committed, and since we put it off there has been another three registrations,” she said.
Once the doors of the community kiosk were swung open for the cake stall there was a constant flow of people to and from the parkside building, no-one walking away empty handed.
Bakers and amateur cooks were called to arms only a week before the stall, a collection of vegan-friendly, gluten-free, diabetic-approved and regular cakes, sponges and slices the result.
“We had everything from cupcakes to sponge cakes and Christmas puddings to chocolate slices. But the yo-yo biscuits were the first to go, then the sponge cakes,” Ms
“They were all gone in the first 20 minutes.”
By the end of the day there were only two bags of lemons left on the counters of the kiosk.
Families took advantage of the pleasant Saturday morning to stretch their legs in the park and the group raised $700 as a result of the community’s generosity — and cravings for cake.