Cake Committee Brings Good Eating for Good Causes to Brooklin

BROOKLIN — A group of dedicated bakers with a philanthropic bent is proving that it just isn’t true that you can’t have your cake and eat it too.


The Maine Slice of the London-based group called The Cake Committee held its first tea party at Bayview Hall in Brooklin on May 2. Organized by Sargentville residents Nico Jenkins and Jessica Kerwin-Jenkins and Molly Blake of Brooklin, the event brought together some 80 people, young and not so young, to share two bounties. The first was the opportunity to enjoy sampling 30 home baked cakes prepared by 16 different bakers.

Some of the cakes appeared to be deceptively plain, like a lemon curd cake with violets baked by Basha Burwell of Brooklin. Others — Blake’s grand coconut cake or Marion Dillon Morris’ Ode to Jasper Johns chocolate cake — looked to be more elaborate. Empirical evidence demonstrated them to be delicious, ranging in quality from the merely extraordinary to the ethereal.

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