HUNTERS of Helmsley is celebrating 25 years of trading by offering all its customers a piece of birthday cake.

The deli, in the Market Place, has commissioned an extra special cake from local company Celebrate Country Cake Design.

Arriving in store on Friday, the cake will be sold by the slice over the bank holiday weekend with all the proceeds going to Ryedale Special Families.

The elaborate cake will look like the outside of the Hunters of Helmsley shop, with part of the front opened up to reveal some of the goodies inside the deli.

All of the decorations will be made from sugar, including mini jars of jam, hanging baskets, cheese and even one of Hunters’ famous beef sandwiches.

The cake, which will be a vanilla sponge, will feed at least 100 people.

Christine Garnett, who has owned Hunters since 2008 with husband Chris, said: “It’s a very special year for us and we want to do lots of things throughout the year to celebrate it.

“As we’re obviously food-lovers, a special cake seemed the perfect thing.

“Rhian at Celebrate Country Cake Design has an amazing talent and as a fellow member of Helmsley in Business it was only natural we’d ask her to use her fantastic skills to create something extra special.

“Having seen the designs, it’s going to look amazing. We hope everyone pops in to enjoy a slice – and help raise some funds for a very worthwhile local charity at the same time.”

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