Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Mall of the Emirates hosts 11th Annual Stollen Cake Sale
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, in partnership with Mall of the Emirates, raised AED101,300 for the Dubai Centre for Special Needs over the weekend through the sale of its longest string of Stollen cake yet. Measuring a staggering 720 metres, this is the 11th consecutive year the hotel’s skilful culinary team has baked a traditional Stollen cake to mark the start of the festive season.
The Stollen, a festive variety of the traditional German fruitcake, took a team of 15 chefs weeks to prepare, and with the help of 40 volunteer team members the event was a resounding success. The cake was displayed at the Mall of the Emirates from 10:00am onwards on Friday morning (9 December) and was sold out in 11 hours. The fun-filled family event featured lots of festive entertainment, including a visit from Santa Claus.
Michael Payne, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates said: “The Annual Stollen Charity Cake Sale has become somewhat of an institution for us at the hotel and it’s great to see our team come to together at the start of the festive season to spread holiday cheer in the community.” He added, “We set a new record this year and I would like to thank everyone who came along and supported our charity cake sale this weekend.”
Dr. Mahshid Salehi, Director of the Dubai Centre for Special Needs (DCSN), said: “The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has been supporting us for many years. In addition to the annual Stollen charity that we look forward to every year, the hotel has helped DCSN by offering our students work placements in the past, which are a very valuable and integral part of our curriculum. The charity cake sale is a highlight on our annual calendar and we would like to thank the entire team at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Mall of the Emirates who have worked around the clock for weeks to make this event happen.”
“Now in its 11th year, the Annual Stollen Charity Cake Sale has become a Mall of the Emirates tradition and a cherished occasion for our visitors and staff. We are delighted to have sold more than ever before with all proceeds gifted to Dubai Centre for Special Needs. This initiative is in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s vision of creating great moments for everyone, everyday,” said Hussain Moosa, Associate Director for Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “We would like to thank Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and their team of talented chefs as well as everyone who supported the event.”