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“Giving back has never been so sweet”

As #MadibaMonth was comigto an end Sandton City, supported by Cupcakes of Hope, together with renowned Cake Artist and Winner of the International Best Show Piece Award 2017 at the Cake Masters Awards; Dorothy Klerck, created the World’s Largest Mandela Statue Cake in Sandton City’s Centre Court from the 24th to the 28th of July 2018. The crowed was at Sandton City’s Centre Court to experience Madiba Magic like never before, with the creation of this incredible 3D edible art, which towered at 3 meters tall, and depict the Father of our Nation.

Cupcakes of Hope, a non-profit company and public benefit organization, started by Sandy Cipriano, raises awareness of childhood cancer as well as funds for kids with cancer, by baking cupcakes with love. HOT 91.9 FM promoted the Mandela Day campaign on air from the 20th to the 28th of July 2018, culminating in an exciting outdoor broadcast with DJ, and cancer survivor, Mark Pilgrim from the great cake reveal at Sandton City’s Centre Court on Saturday the 28th of July.

General Manager of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, Preston Gaddy comments: “Sandton City and their owners Liberty Two Degrees, Liberty Group and Pareto Limited, are honored to be commemorating Nelson Mandela’s 100 Centenary. It is a great pleasure for us to be working with Cupcakes of Hope for such an important and worthy cause, that is raising funds for children with cancer.”

By the same token CEO of GlamPalm Ria Agloo commented, saying “we have donated and pledged R15 000 to cupcakes of hope. We are hoping that this tiny contribution can make a huge difference to little people. We love the organisation more especially because they create awareness around child cancer.”

Cupcakes of Hope’s Sandy Cipriano says she is “extremely excited to be partnering up with Sandton City, HOT 91.9 FM and award-winning Cake Artist Dorothy Klerck to create this special edible piece of art, to help raise much needed funds for children with cancer.”

Nelson Mandela said “it always seems impossible until it’s done,” and guests toasted to the success of the World’s Largest Mandela Cake and celebrating the centennial milestone of Mandela’s exemplary life at Sandton City.


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