A giant ‘Yorkshire Man of Steel’ cake has taken centre stage at a fundraising breakfast for Rotherham Hospice.
The 3ft tall cake - which took a team of three cake artists five days to make - was the brainchild of Oak Furniture Land, to mark the opening of their new superstore on Foundry Retail Park.
Store manager Jez Groom said: “The celebration breakfast in honour of Rotherham Hospice is our way of saying a big thank you to our Rotherham customers who have supported the store since we arrived six months ago.”
The creator of the real Man of Steel sculpture, Steve Medhi, told The Star he was delighted with the crazy but wonderful idea of recreating his masterpiece out of cake.
“It’s fantastic the store chose to support Rotherham Hospice in this way, with such a fitting tribute to their new home and the people in it,” said Steve.
The original sculpture is a lasting legacy, that will recognise the history of steel and coal and the advances in the new technology sector in the region.
And while the cake version won’t last nearly as long, it could also be considered a masterpiece - with 14 layers of chocolate, vanilla sponge and rice crispie treats.
Anne Giblin, fundraising team leader for Rotherham Hospice - which has supported adults in the region since 1994 - said: “It’s a wonderful gesture and a great way to help us raise funds, and to highlight the work and care that we provide for the local community.”