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Mini chef cooking up a storm for Red Nose Day
11:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A DOLLOP of enthusiasm, mixed with a spoonful of creativity and hard work is all a wannabe seven-year-old chef has needed to cook up some fundraising ideas in time for Red Nose Day.
Alex Haynes, from Callands, has been whipping up muffins, battenberg cakes and bread pudding to raise cash for the charity and has so far collected £237.
Mum Sylvie, aged 49, told her friends on Facebook baker boy Alex would be collecting orders during the half term holiday but they had so many, the final deliveries were only made on Friday.
She added: “We thought people might order a few cupcakes but then we started getting repeat orders and it’s been really popular.
“He’s been watching Great British Bake Off on TV and idolises Mary Berry and wanted to set up a stall but I suggested we took some orders instead and we had three before we knew it.
“He’s been really excited.”
Sylvie, who has been married to Alex’s dad Kevin, aged 54, for 31 years, added cooking comes naturally to the St Phillips Westbrook C of E Primary School pupil after watching his mum cook at home since he was two.
The Hampton Motors employee said: “He’s always been in the kitchen with me and enjoyed helping me and now there’s so many TV programmes about cooking he loves it.
“He can cook as well as bake including lasagne, casseroles and shepherd’s pie.
“I think he could look after himself if he left for university now!”
Alex says his dream is to become a top chef and own his own restaurant but for now he is happy using his talents raising cash for charity.