Children get crafty with cake

A group of visually impaired children from local charity, Useful Vision, proved that you can have your cake and eat it at Newcastle Airport today, as they teamed up with leading food artist, Annabel de Vetten to help create a huge sculpture out of cake.  Picture by Philip Oldham.
A group of visually impaired children from local charity, Useful Vision, proved that you can have your cake and eat it at Newcastle Airport today, as they teamed up with leading food artist, Annabel de Vetten to help create a huge sculpture out of cake. Picture by Philip Oldham.

Food art was a piece of cake for a group of visually impaired children.

Charity Useful Vision, which supports blind and partially sighted children in the North East, took seven families along to Newcastle Airport to try out its new family diner, the Flying Hippo.

And there was an extra surprise as food artist Annabel de Vetten helped the youngsters to create a cake in the shape of the restaurant’s mascot Hamilton Hippo.

The group then tucked into lunch at the eatery, before trying the cake.

Useful Vision Events Co-ordinator Emma Rutherford said: “Useful Vision families had an amazing day thanks to the staff at the Flying Hippo. There was something for every age. The families had a fantastic lunch and the children were mesmerised with the Hamilton Hippo cake produced by Annabel, who involved the children in applying some finishing touches. The play zone was amazing and everyone felt really special and all received goodie bags.”