Farmer’s daughter Lucy Bellefontaine (pictured), R.A.B.I’s regional manager for the East, is looking forward to a baking hot summer – where she can indulge her passion for cake-making while helping farmers in financial need.
This summer, R.A.B.I is once again running its annual cream tea campaign; encouraging supporters to promote what’s best about British farming through jam, cream, tea, scones and cakes. All money raised from these events will go towards R.A.B.I’s welfare work.
Lucy, from Badingham in Suffolk, can’t wait to get into the kitchen and join the cream tea party mix.
She explained: “I really don’t need much of an excuse to start baking, I just love making cakes. I like eating them and I like giving them to people. My grandmother was a very traditional farmer’s wife who baked everything and I learnt a lot from both her and my mother. As a child, I even baked cakes to earn my girl guides badge!”
Lucy is currently in the process of making the wedding cake for a friend, a three-tiered feast of lemon, chocolate and plain sponges. She recently made a pink and blue effort for another friend’s baby shower and has even attended ‘cupcake classes’. Her strong farming background means tractor-shaped cakes and ‘sheep cookies’ are all in a day’s work for her.
She added: “Taste is what matters most to me and I always use free range eggs from a local farm. I can’t wait to get cracking for a cream tea, cake-filled summer!”
Please make sure you register your cream tea event so that we can see how many take place across the country. We would love to hear about your event so tweet your photos to @rabicharity.