Mad Hatter’s Tea Party raises $1000 for good cause

ALICE in wonderland themed cakes, crazy hats and the fine china were out at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

About 40 guests attended the Biggest Morning Tea event at the Old Laravale School on Christmas Creek Road on Wednesday.

Organiser Wendy Lohmann surpassed her expectations of raising $500 and with the help of generous locals, $1000 was donated to the cause.

Ms Lohmann said she was enjoyed hosting her second biggest morning tea event.

“Funds go to a good cause and I hope that some day they can find a cure for cancer,” she said.

“To up my game and raise more money than the $443 last year, we have games and raffles.”

Kooralbyn resident Sharon Marshall said she wanted to come after seeing a photo of the set up online.

“It has been so much fun, seeing the decorations and the details on the cakes,” she said.

“I’ve had a smile since I walked in.”

Ms Lohmann who was dressed as Alice in Wonderland and decorated the room with playing cards, teapots and streamers was not the only one receiving praise on the day.

Beaudesert resident Jenny Enright has created three themed cakes for the occasion.

Beaudesert resident Jenny Enright has created three themed cakes for the occasion.

Beaudesert resident Jenny Enright has had a passion for making, baking and decorating cakes for the past five years.

Ms Enright said it was a hobby of hers she enjoyed sharing, creating three cakes for the event.

“I made a chai flavoured teapot, the cat cake is rasberry and white chocolate checkers on the and the hat is vanilla with different spots of colours inside to stay with the crazy theme,” she said.

“It was challenging to make the hat – I found the hardest bit was getting the fondant to curve around to the bottom.”

Ms Enright said she was not a professional baker but found inspiration by doing a quick google search and watching cooking shows.

“It took me about a day to make all three,” she said.

“I had finished them off and when I was watching Masterchef I decided to add a little caterpillar on top with his pipe to add some more detail.”

The cakes were auctioned off to raise more funds after a game of pass the parcel.

Ms Lohmann said she was already thinking about her next fundraiser after seeing more people attend the event.

“I even had people buy raffle tickets or donate who couldn’t make it, which is still great,” she said.

“There are more people this year...who doesn’t love a mad hatter’s tea party?”