Monday, 6 December 2010
Tonight was the unveiling of the Choccywoccydoodah cake which formed the centre of their hut display and is also the prize for the person who attends most huts. Their theme was the Madonna and Child and the cake took pride of place within a beautifully simple hut so that the focus was entirely on the sculpture although it faced strong competition from the table laden with cake and chocolate that was manned by Choccywoccydoodah staff.
Chief amongst these was Davide who really got into the spirit of the event with a modern interpretation of an angel in a very smart white suit and glittery wings ably assisted by another member of staff as a workaday shepherd.
They did sterling work circulating around the crowd dispensing cake and showering people with glitter.
All of this was accompanied by carols from the Rainbow choir and a TV crew who are making a documentary series about the Brighton chocolatier which will be screened sometime in March on the Good Food channel which is part of the UKTV group.
Hundreds of people turned up to join in with the fun, sharing cake, chocolate, carols and an appreciation of the true meaning of Advent as we look forward to the birth of Christ on Christmas Day (not to mention the countdown towards winning that cake on Christmas Eve!)
Next hut is also by Hove Lawns, number 84 where the theme will move from Jesus mother to his father.