The 100 Candles Cake
“A Thing of Beauty is a joy forever.”

100 candles cakeOne of the highlights of the Reception at the Cathedral on Sunday January 13th, 1991, which followed the Inter-Faith Divine Service, was the ceremonial cake cutting to mark the one hundredth birthday of the Trinidad Building and Loan Association. The cake itself was a joy to behold, standing fully three feet high.

The design was a model of the building. This was constructed from suitable light material and placed on a very solid base of the best fruit cake, beautifully iced, with the four corners providing some fifteen pounds of actual cake. Twenty-five candles were lit in each corner. In addition to this quantum of cake, five hundred presentation boxes of cake had been prepared for the guests.

The top of the model was surmounted by a water fountain - driven by a small battery - and the National flag overtopped the whole. Many were the enquiries as to the bakers, who were in fact at great pains to provide this magnificent replica. The creator, indeed, was Mrs. Fazeela Rahim, whose great cake exhibition at Colsort Mall, Frederick Street, drew rave reviews from the press the year before.

At the appropriate moment, Mr. Angus Mackay and Ja Neal Moore, 11-year-old daughter of staff member Mr. Russell Moore, stuck the cake to general and enthusiastic applause.

The cake remained on display in the office building for some time after.

Top: Mr. Angus Mackay and 11-year-old Ja Neal Moore, daughter of staff member Russell Moore, cut the TBLA's 100 candle Birthday cake, while an appreciative audience looks on. Nearest to the cake, in background, is Mrs. Rose Parkinson, while at left, Mr. Michael Anderson, another Director, looks on approvingly.

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