SWEET SENTIMENT: 66 sponge cakes were baked in memory of Phill Higgins.
SWEET SENTIMENT: 66 sponge cakes were baked in memory of Phill Higgins. Molly Glassey

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AT THE entrance to Allora Show's baking and cookery sections, was a table filled with more cakes than the competition entries combined.

Bakers, families and friends made a total of 66 sponge cakes to remember the late teacher Phill Higgins.

Allora locals Grant and Janette Lollback were the masterminds behind the display.

"Phill was the king of sponges, that was his thing, and he'd win that section every year,” Mr Lollback said.

"The day of his funeral we thought of having 100 sponges in the section at the Allora show, but we thought that would be a bit too much for the judges.”

A total of $400 was raised through donations, which will be given to the melanoma foundation.

"I thought we might raise a few hundred, but one kid came up to me and asked if he could put his competition winnings towards the donations,” Mr Lollback said.

"A few people did that.

"It was just great for everyone who got behind, and a big thank you for the time people put in.

"Some of the sponges weren't perfect, but that was the main aim.”



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