THE Singleton Red Cross Big Cake Bake multicultural day will be expanded to include cooking demonstrations next year.
The inaugural event in the Country Women’s Association Pitt Street rooms, on Monday September 10, attracted 50 people and raised $700 for Red Cross charity works.
A spokeswoman for the function, Rosaleen James said: “It was a great success.
“It was our first multicultural day so we were feeling our way a bit, but as it went so well we’re looking to expand it next year in a few ways, such as cooking demonstrations.
“The day started with morning tea, included a raffle and cake stall and it was such a pleasant time that it extended to lunchtime.”
The function attracted women from Chile, Japan, Africa, The Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea, with some wearing traditional dress.
A complimentary food tasting involved some traditional cakes and sweets.
“The Big Cake Bake is a national event for Red Cross and all money raised will be pooled for the organisation’s various projects,’ Mrs James said.
“We were treated to some tasty delights, the morning strengthened links between people in Singleton and a nice amount was raised for good causes.”