Shoreham lifeboats celebrated on Choccywoccydoodah TV show

Shoreham Lifeboats honoured on Choccywoccydoodah show. Credit UKTV/24
Shoreham Lifeboats honoured on Choccywoccydoodah show. Credit UKTV/24

The life-saving work of Shoreham lifeboats will be honoured in cake form in an episode of Good Food Channel’s Choccywoccydoodah this evening.

Famous Brighton-based chocolaterie Choccywoccydoodah not only offered to make a cake to celebrate 150 years of Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station but they also filmed the unveiling of it for their new television series.

The episode, etitled ‘Heroes’, focuses on the important work carried out by the emergency services, with cakes also made to honour the police and fire services.

Filming took place in November last year at the lifeboat station on Kingston Beach, with the surprise cake unveiled on the lifeboat to the crew and volunteers.

Shoreham lifeboat coxswain Steve Smith said: “Our 150th anniversary in 2015 was a fantastic year with lots happening and this was one of the highlights.”

“Everyone was very excited when we heard that Choccywoccydoodah were making us a cake and when it was unveiled on the boat, everyone burst into applause.”

The huge cake featured shells, rocks and a model lifeboat all made of chocolate and bore the words ‘150 Years RNLI Shoreham’ on a chocolate plaque. It didn’t stay intact for long however, with everyone able to enjoy a piece after the unveiling.

“The detail on the cake which was made entirely of chocolate was incredible even down to the pebbles around the bottom which looked so real. We would like to say a big thank you to Choccywoccydoodah again”, said Mr Smith.

The series follows Brighton-based chocolaterie Choccywoccydoodah, that specialises in making one-off chocoloate sculptures and cakes, with designs ranging from intricate wedding cakes to a rock band of bears for comedian Bill Bailey.

Double episodes of Choccywoccydoodah air weeknights at 8pm on Good Food, with ‘Heroes’ on at 8:30pm Friday. Out tonight? It’s repeated on Saturday July 16 at 12.30am and again on Sunday.

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