Sweet way for school to help Starlight

Former wish recipient Jessica Sheehan had the enviable task of judging the Colossal Cake Competition. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d410498
Former wish recipient Jessica Sheehan had the enviable task of judging the Colossal Cake Competition. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d410498

Year 9 student Jessica Sheehan, who has Niemann-Pick (lipid storage) Disease Type C, judged the competition, which drew about 25 entries.

Jessica, a past ‘wish’ recipient, gets behind the competition every year so other children can have their wishes granted by the foundation too.

‘Instead of running a morning tea in the normal way, we have the cake competition, which has been a huge success in the past couple of years,’ PR officer Jo Kolb said.

‘All cakes entered were judged by Jess, with small prizes and substantial bragging rights for the winners.

‘It cost $10 to enter a cake and we sold slices of cake for $1 or entrants could sell the whole cake for $10 to $15.

‘It was a fantastic way to showcase cooking skills and to help raise money for a very worthy cause.’