Baking cakes to raise some roofs. Real roofs on actual houses. The Hernando County Habitat for Humanity held its fifth annual fundraiser to put extra roofs on more homes. This 12 months’ solid of celebrity bakers added their satisfactory cakes. Before showcasing celebrity talent, attendees whet their appetites at the Cake Auction, where they sampled and bid to take domestic the fine of the home-baked specialties from personal submissions. For $1, cake-tasters should attain a generous shot of milk, which paired flawlessly with any of the desserts up for a sample.
The nighttime wasn’t all approximately cake. Real households were in attendance, families who have recently moved into houses made viable by Habitat for Humanity. Danielle Ford turned into paying 73 % of her income in the lease, afforded by 4 component-time jobs when she applied to Habitat for Humanity. Today, she and her Veteran husband are finally owners. Carol Shad stated without a doubt, “God has blessed me with a fortress on Earth.”
Tawanna Holland spoke about younger choices, a daughter she loves, and eventually, a home they can name their personal. Holland currently works with kids to broaden existence competencies. Each of them beamed with delight in their accomplishment. Habitat for Humanity is the epitome of a ‘hand up’ over a ‘hand-out.’ Each house owner participates in creating their home. Master of Ceremonies Billy Healis and Habitat for Humanity Assistant Executive Director Cindy Murphy began introducing the celebrity bakers, all whilst taking part in the time at the degree.
Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis becomes the first on the degree with his K-9 cake in staggering bushy detail. But then, there changed into a unique guest appearance through K-9 Deputy Justice and his partner Stephen Miller. No phrase on what came about to the conventional concoction of eggs, flour, and frosting, baked by Hits 106 personalities Marvelous Marvin and John Kelly. But they did score some cash with a collection of Dewar’s scotch, a giant flask, and some nice coupons and present certificates.
The Honorable Kurt Hitzemann reminded us all that time flies, but you may as well poke amusing at it. None folks are coming out of here alive. Newly elected County Clerk and Comptroller Doug Chorvat proudly displayed the seal of his office on a completely official searching sheet cake. Although true to his apron, Chorvat did teach the group a way to “Dougie.” Speaking of houses, the Hardy Team became in the blend, showing their cake wearing the trademark RE/MAX hot-air balloon.
We’ll have special insurance of School Superintendent John Stratton’s cake subsequent week. Senator Wilton Simpson changed into proper on factor with his ‘Foundation’ cake. It takes a strong foundation to build a robust domestic, as well as the own family who resides inside. Commanding interest as the legendary Hulk Hogan, lawyer Matt Foreman of the Carter Foreman regulation company supplied his intricately adorned milk and dark chocolate cake. We’re pretty sure it went to a respectable home, brother. Totally causing all people to desire a fishing pole, kayak, or just a cool deck with a tall lemonade, Kyle Tuttle and Chris Korbus displayed their Nature Coast cake, whole with river rocks.