A piece of cake

Cake auction raises over $8,000 for athletic program


Clayton Gibbs shares a laugh with Tiger cheerleader Joli Carpenter after his chocolate cake sold for an auction high $460 dollars Monday night at the annual ‘Meet the Tigers’ cake auction. For more auction photos, see page 6C. Clayton Gibbs shares a laugh with Tiger cheerleader Joli Carpenter after his chocolate cake sold for an auction high $460 dollars Monday night at the annual ‘Meet the Tigers’ cake auction. For more auction photos, see page 6C. The opportunity to purchase baked goods sent bidders into a feeding frenzy Tuesday night as the 13th annual “Meet the Tigers” cake auction raised $8,320 for the RISD athletic department.

Tiger players bake cakes, pies or cookies themselves and the results were auctioned off by veteran caller John Fisher to anyone who wished to bid, with many going for $200 to $300 apiece.

There were also many auction items. The total is the second highest in the history of the auction, next to the $9,532 raised in 2008. Senior quarterback Clayton Gibbs sold his cake for $460 in front of a packed house at Tiger Gymnasium Monday night.

In over a decade of selling off their baked goods, Rockdale athletes have raised over $61,000 for the athletic program.

The following is a list of chefs creations, auction items and the people who purchased them:

• White, Kristian, cupcakes— Little River
• Zinn, Ramsey, banana pudding, chocolate lasagna—Comfort • Brooks, Elijah, sweet potato and pineapple cobbler—Charles Bland
• Vidal, Jerry, strawberry swirl chocolate cheesecake—Charles Bland
• Miller, Sinderick, strawberry and chocolate cake—Shawnee Hornung
• Heintze, Pete, strawberry with cream—Paul Heintze
• Coats, Ladontice, vanilla cake—Citizens Bank
• Gipson, Zavon, red velvet cake—55 Betro
• Pelzel, Josh, red velvet cupcakes— Bobby Pelzel
• Hernandez, Marco, Snicker cheesecake—Karen Laughlin
• Burgess, Devante, vanilla cake—Coaches
• Gibbs, Clayton, Hershey’s chocolate cake—Troy Zinn
• Gates, Javante, chocolate ruffle cheesecake—Classic Bank
• David, James—chocolate cake—Lee’s Landing
• Caffey, Austin, marble cake—Leesa Perez
• Page, Dedrick—Italian cream cake—Michelle Lehmkuhl
• Chavira, Adolfo, lemon cake—Charles Bland
• Hines, Jon, red velvet Tiger cake—Comfort AC
• Ramey, Dailynn, cherry cheesecake—Rockdale Reporter
• Gerren, Jared, football cake - double chocolate red velvet—Integrity Real Estate
• Offield, Justin, chocolate cake—Dixie Equipment
• Boyd, Michael, apple pie— David Boyd
• Harris, Billy, spice cake— Coaches Wives
• McCartney, Dylan, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting—Lee Jenkins
• Offield, Hayden, Italian cream cake—Brady’s Pest Control

• Drummond, Brent, hummingbird cake—Brady’s Pest Control
• Ford, Dillian, buttermilk pie, buttermilk w/pecans pie—Colby Fisher
• Ehler, Preston, tres leche cake—Little River Healthcare
• Loth, Pearce, Italian cream cake—Carrol Glaser
• Prazak, Tyler, pineapple upsidedown cake—Jack Bastow
• Ford, Darius, better than football cake—Terrace Mitchell
• Whitsel, Derek, triple chocolate fudge cake—Little River Healthcare
• Dansby, Ed, surprise cake—Rockdale Coaches
• Davenport, Eric, vanilla cake with vanilla icing—Charles Bland
• Ayala, Quondrous, French blue Tiger cake—Sharon Crawford

• Moreland, Jakob, chocolate football cake—Jimmy Keen
• Mayberry, Javier, Oreo cake and Brenda’s delight—Brookshire Bros.
• Football team captains, chocolate ruffle cheesecake—Paul Heintze
• Golden Girls, signed boot—Kim Crump
• RTBC, parking pass—David and Elisha Betchan
• Volleyball team, signed volleyball— Mike Laughlin
• Cheerleaders, bulletin board by Karen Laughlin—Willie and Pat Barcak
• Football team, signed football— CD Caffey Real Estate and Construction
• Volleyball team, bulletin board by Karen Laughlin—Billy Moreland
• Student Trainers, cupcakes—Miller Starnes

Donations made by: Greg and Debbie Brinkley, Terry Browning, Lee’s Landing.




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