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Upper Eden Rotary Club in Africa

Rotary Festive Cake Appeal
An Enterprise To Support The Rainbow Trust

At Christmas in 2014 the Rotary Club of Upper Eden appealed to Rotarians to support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity by purchasing Festive Cakes made by the Cumbrian award winning cake maker, Country Fare.

The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. In our opinion, the quietly effective care for desperately sick children provided by the Rainbow Trust deserves the support of all Rotarians. For more information about the valuable work of the Trust, see Rainbow Trust Website.

The Pennine valley of Mallerstang in Cumbria

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The cake maker, Country Fare, is a family business based at a working hill farm in the Pennine Valley of Mallerstang. The cakes are made following traditional recipes, and local Cumbrian ingredients are used whenever possible, including free range eggs from the farm at Levens, flour from the mills at Silloth, and milk from the Eden Valley.

We were pleased to be able to offer the choice of a traditional Iced Christmas Cake or a Celebration Fruit Cake, each in a presentation tin. The cakes were suitable for vegetarians ,and each cake weighed in excess of 2.2lbs (1.0 kilo).

The Festive Cakes cost £20 each and were ordered in multiples of  6, in any combination of the two types of cake, and were delivered free of charge to the address requested on the order form. Rotarians were encouraged to purchase Festive Cakes for themselves, family members and friends and were assured of quality produce and that all profits would benefit a truly worthwhile national charity.

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The cakes are packed in quality presentation tins

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Ingredients of both cakes

Raisins 23% (Vegetable oil), Sultanas 26% (Vegetable oil), Wheat Flour, Brown sugar, Local Free Range Eggs, Butter (Salt) Glace Cherries 9% (Cherries, Glucose fructose syrup, Citric acid, Sulphur dioxide, Colours: natural, Fruit extract), Citrus peel 3% (Orange peel, Lemon peel, Glucose fructose syrup, Sulphur dioxide, Citric acid), Ground Almonds, French brandy, two full tablespoons

Iced Christmas Cake topping

Marzipan 5% (Sugar, Almonds, Glucose syrup, Invert sugar syrup, E202)
Sugar Paste 5% (Sugar, Glucose syrup, Water, Vegetable oil, Glycerine, E471, E262, E260, E413)
Apricot Jam (Glucose syrup, sugar, Apricots, E330, E449a, E202)

Celebration Fruit Cake glaze

Water, Sugar, Glucose syrup, E440, E330, E450i, E200, E327, E160a, E900


Wheat, Gluten, Sulphur Dioxide, Nuts, Milk and Egg.  Both cakes are suitable for Vegetarians.