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Local bakes giant cookie for charity

Portions of the delectable Benoekie will be sold in aid of three local charity organisations.

With a dash of effort and tons of passion, preparations to create the Giant Benoekie have kicked into high speed.

Baker Yolandi Palmer of Westdene is already hard at work mixing the first of 49 balls of dough needed to create a shortbread sugar cookie the size of the back of a bakkie.

The scrumptious biscuit, to be decorated with royal icing and adorned with heart-shaped fondant, will be on display at Grasslands Driving Range, Glengory Road, from 09:00 on February 17, with portions for sale to raise funds for Huis Thandi, Huis Charis Youth Centre and Clean Projects.

With the support of local community support organisation, The Humanity Foundation, local schools and businesses, the micro-business owner’s pantry is steadily being stocked with sugar, spice and bricks of butter to successfully complete the beta trial of her Guinness Book of Records attempt, which she will endeavour at a later stage.

Local baker Yolandi Palmer says succeeding in baking the Giant Benoekie and raising money for charity will be the icing on the cake.

“I am bursting with excitement and cannot believe that what started as a dream is actually happening,” said Palmer.

“I am humbled by the support I have received and cannot wait to bring it all together into a delicious giant biscuit.”

Her ovens have been set to temperature, and the baking sheets are greased.

Anyone willing to donate to the cause can call Palmer on 076 500 4393.

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