A pop up cake shop in St Austell called ‘Sweet Success’ has proved the perfect temptation to raise money for charity.
Pioneered by Food Production and Service Qualification students at Cornwall College St Austell, the shop boasted festive treats such as; gingerbread men, Viennese whirls, gingerbread cake and mince pies.
The students also held a raffle to win a handmade win a gingerbread house or a magnificent gingerbread tree.
Student, Lewis Bearman-Cocks said the shop “helped us to gain knowledge in a retail setting which will be a positive experience to add to our CVs!”
“We sold a lot of food over the couple of weeks we opened and we raised £55 from the raffle to buy food with for the homeless charity STAK,” he added.
Chef Lecturer, Caron Walwyn commented on what a “fab few weeks” they have had, but more importantly that the students have had an “invaluable” positive experience.
“The shop has been absolutely amazing, the students really threw themselves into the task by designing their own menu, organising their time, producing the goods and then selling to customers,” she added.
“This has helped them gain confidence and it’s really allowed their creativity to shine through.”
Head of Catering Grant Mather also praised the “brilliant effort” the students had made.
“Not only did they enhance their cooking skills, customer service, and maths and English, they more importantly took an active part in engaging with a project to support the community,” he explained.