In an effort to raise funds & increase awareness of the threats to elephants from poaching & illegal wildlife trade
This Year We Taking On The Challenge of Making…
“The Biggest Elephant Cake in the World”
To be unveiled 1st June 2017, CTICC Cape TownDetails Below
“…recent study shows 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory in just three years from 2010-2012…”
Following on from the success of “The Biggest Rhino Cake in the World” initiative in 2016 we have taken up the challenge of making the Biggest Elephant Cake in the World.
We will be hosting a Cocktail Party in the VIP lounge at the CTICC to unveil our Biggest Elephant Cake in the World at 18h00 on Thursday 1st June, 2017. There will be an auction that evening to raise funds for IFAW. Wonderful limited edition items will be on offer including, a five-star safari trip, beautiful artwork, and of course the most important piece, the Elephant cake itself.
You will be able to own and name this masterpiece and can donate the cake to your favourite charity. The winning piece of art from our Children’s Art Competition, will also be showcased that evening.
YES IT IS A CAKE!!!!
The lifelike and realistic appeal of the “The Biggest Rhino Cake in the World” was a huge success and exceeded everyone’s expectations. This was the reason that 2017 brought on a new challenge for Dot Klerck, the master cake maker “The Biggest Elephant Cake in the World”.
IFAW is delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary organization by the Elephant Project SA and to raise awareness of the threats to elephants from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. “A recent study shows 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory in just three years from 2010-2012, and a continent-wide survey of African elephants released last year estimates savannah elephant populations to be shrinking by eight per cent per year, largely due to ivory poaching,” said Dr Joseph Okori, Southern African Regional Director for IFAW.
“That means that more elephants are being killed by poachers than are being born and, if the trend is not reversed, parts of Africa will witness local extinction of elephants. “The Biggest Elephant Cake in the World” project is a wonderfully fun way to introduce a deadly serious subject to visitors to the Good Food and Wine Show, and to help fund the critical work of our Landscape Conservation Programme to protect elephant habitats, manage human-elephant conflict, prevent poaching, end the ivory trade and rescue and rehabilitate elephants,” said Dr Okori.
Dot again volunteered her phenomenal skill and precious time. Dot hails from Wellington and honed her skills in art and sculpture before falling head over heels into the sugar world. Now an award-winning cake artist, she started out making cakes for her children and from there it became her business (www.eatcakeparty.co.za). Her cakes have been featured on television, both locally and internationally and in many international cake magazines and art books over the years. Starting out with unique hand modelled toppers she now specializes in 3D sculpted cakes. Dot is invited to teach at Sugar schools all around the world and continues to create cakes in between international classes.
She is passionate about wild life, combining her skills and talent in this cake project enables her to both educate others on the plight of our African giants and indulge in another extreme cake project that she so enjoys.
This year she has got a surprise in store for us and she will not even reveal it to us! It will only be presented at the unveiling of the cake at a cocktail function on the 1st June at the VIP section at the CTICC in Cape Town. To find out more go to our FaceBook page.
To see some awesome footage of the transport of theThe Biggest Rhino Cake in the World go to this link… hair raising!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BY0MxZsPWpw
Thank You to all Our Sponsors
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Join us at the Gala Fundraising Cocktail Party
We will be hosting a Cocktail Party in the VIP lounge at the CTICC to unveil our Biggest Elephant Cake in the World at 18h00 on Thursday 1st June, 2017. There will be an auction that evening to raise funds for IFAW. Wonderful limited edition items will be on offer including, a five-star safari trip, beautiful artwork, and of course the most important piece, the Elephant cake itself. You will be able to own and name this masterpiece and can donate the cake to your favourite charity. The winning piece of art from our Children’s Art Competition, will also be showcased that evening.
Our celebrity chef Dot Klerck, will be present at the event. Charity, good food and wine, meeting new friends, and all for a good cause.
For information on the Cocktail Party or to attend, please contact Elda Thomas on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by 18th May, 2017
Direct donations can be made via EFT
The South African Wildlife Project
Standard Bank Constantia
Account Number: 242577180
Branch Code: 02530900
Other donation opportunities:
- Limited edition T-shirts will be on sale during the GF&W Show
- A donation box will be available at the Good Food and Wine Show at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 2nd 3rd and 4th June.
- Professional instant photographs with the Elephant Cake will be available for the duration of the show
- Gala Fundraising cocktail party and unveiling of the cake…and the secret that Dot is keeping under wraps
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