What happens when Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath comes to Brantford? Well, cupcakes get made. This year’s second annual NDP cupcake decorating fund raiser was held in the fantastic Sophia’s Gluten Free Bakery, in the downtown core, where members of the party, old and young, gathered.
It began at 7 officially, but long before that organizers were working to make the event happen. Baking furiously, laying out decorations, carrying in refreshments and more. Eager amateur decorators, including myself, started making their icing laden creations as soon as humanly possible. After 3 layers of frosting, I decided I might have overdone it a bit. Looking around the table however, it became clear that more was more.
Next, arrived the guest of honour. The flash bulbs were almost blinding. When Andrea arrived, she shook everyone in the room’s hand, and instantly asked one young decorator about her pastry design.
Later, Federal Brant Candidate Marc Laferriere gave a rousing speech on the growth of the Party in this riding, before introducing Ms. Horwath. Andrea then spoke about the NDP’s platform, highlighting who exactly it benefits, naming teachers, middle class workers, and the marginalized, among that number before wrapping up.
After a number of impassioned conversations with students, benefactors and everyday citizens, Horwath exited, leaving behind a trail of imaginatively designed sweets, including a bright orange cupcake with the letters NDP proudly scribbled across the top.