Cake Auction challenges Scouts, dads

Cub Scout Pack 19 will auction off cakes and desserts at around 1:20 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N.

“It’s called the Fellers’ Cake Bake and Auction,” said Robin Pate, event organizer. “Like you would call a guy a ‘feller.'”

Each boy in the pack has to pick a male partner, she said – dad, grandpa, uncle, neighbor – and bake a cake or dessert to be auctioned off.

“All the proceeds will stay in the pack, and that helps cover any program costs including our pinewood derby, our Blue and Gold banquet, and our family camping weekend,” Pate said. “It’s a really fun fundraiser for the pack.”

Last year the pack raised more than $600, she said.

Kids will win prizes in different categories, such as most creative, most patriotic or Scout-like, most colorful, most chocolatey and best use of candy or toppings. There’s also an overall favorite award, where

The kids will turn in their cakes at noon Saturday. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a flag raising and a small ceremony. Friends and visitors can then browse the cakes and enjoy refreshments until the auction begins at 1:20 p.m.

There are about 30 boys in the pack, Pate said. Cakes will be submitted by others, even moms, but only the Scouts’ cakes will win prizes.

Pate’s sons Zachary and Aidan Pate will be making cakes.

Aidan Pate said his dad was going to help.

“We were thinking about a candy bacon cake,” he said.

Last year, Aidan Pate made a carrot cake bunny and a caramel apple cheesecake.