Fabulous baker boys George and Alfie raise plenty of dough for good cause!

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 May 2018

George, left and Alfie, far right, posing with the winning cakes at their Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.

George, left and Alfie, far right, posing with the winning cakes at their Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.

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Two Exmouth schoolboys have turned their passion for cakes into cash, raising hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research.

Alfie Killoran (left), with his brother George with the poster they made to advertise their Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.Alfie Killoran (left), with his brother George with the poster they made to advertise their Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.

After seeing their nanny battle and beat cancer, 10 year-old George Killoran and his seven year-old brother Alfie decided they wanted to help others going through similar experiences.

Both being ‘avid viewers’ of hit show The Great British Bake-Off, they decided to hold their own a Stand up to Cancer bake sale, at their school, St Joseph’s, in Exmouth.

Their mum, Jo Killoran, said the boys regularly watched the show and enjoy baking at home, so they were able to raise money while having fun.

She said: “George wrote a letter to his headteacher explaining what they would like to do and she was very supportive and arranged a bake sale date.

Some of the colourful home made cakes on offer at Alfie and George's Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.Some of the colourful home made cakes on offer at Alfie and George's Stand Up to Cancer bake-off. Picture contributed.

“Letters went out to all the children encouraging them to bake a ‘spring’ themed cake and bring it in for Judging.”

Debra, from The Bumble and Bee, stood as star guest judge, with much-loved retired caretaker Nev, headteacher Mrs Taylor Bashford, a governor the boys’ own team of judges.

Cakes ‘came in thick and fast’ as George, Alfie and their mum helped take names and details of the cakes.

Jo said: “There were so many fantastic and creative entries, with Lots of proud children!

“So much support went into the bake sale and George and Alfie were extremely greatful and proud to what they had achieved!”

At 2pm the judges arrived and after much deliberation chose five winners, with categories for Best Technical, Best Showstopper, Best Show Case, Judges’ Favourite and Spring Inspired.

All children won an Apron kindly donated by Shipshape printing and embroidery specialists and the top three lucky winners scooped a cream tea voucher for The Bumble and Bee and two ice cream vouchers for Antonio’s.

All cakes then went on sale from 50p to £5 at the end of the day.

The even was supported by many parents, friends and family members, and raised a total of £364.62 for Cancer Research.

The icing on the cake came when George and Alfie became celebrities in their own right, appearing on BBC Radio Devon to talk about the sale and being invited back to talk about how it went.

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