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One seriously rich dessert

Cake sells for more than $600

This classic white cake, made by The Village Bakery and adorned with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, went for $675 at the Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County's prime rib dinner and fundraiser. Photo supplied.
This classic white cake, made by The Village Bakery and adorned with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, went for $675 at the Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County's prime rib dinner and fundraiser. Photo supplied.

A cake baked by Oregon’s Village Bakery sold for nearly $700 at a dessert auction.

The Village Bakery, 101 N. Third St., produced a cake that went for $675 at a fundraiser.

Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County held its annual prime rib dinner event May 5 at Rochelle United Methodist Church.

Aside from the prime rib, the event featured live entertainment, a silent auction, and dessert auction.

When it came time for the dessert auction, the first bid was for a “choose your dessert,” where the winning bidder could choose any dessert off the table, without having to bid separately.

The bidding round ended at $675 from a table of donors who wished to remain anonymous, and when it came time to choose their dessert, they picked a berry cake from The Village Bakery, operated by the Village of Progress.

“It was extremely flattering,” said Brion Brooks, Village of Progress Executive Director and Habitat board member. “The money went to habitat for humanity, but it also sends a tremendous message about the bakery.”

“Our cake decorator thought it was really cool too,” added Jackie Fransen, bakery manager.

The berry cake is a regular item available at the bakery, but you’ll only need to pay $37.99 for it, not $675.

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