Hundreds of Calgarians had a double helping as they strolled down cake lane during the fourth annual L’Arche Calgary Cake Walk yesterday.

About 1,500 kids, parents and all-around cake lovers voted on their favourite looking cakes at SAIT for the L’Arche fundraiser, with the funds going towards homes and programs for people with developmental disabilities, organization executive director Peggy Loescher said.

“This is just a great, fun family event for everyone. We have so many cakes to look at and things to try, people are really having a lot of fun for a good cause,” she said.

Loescher said last year the event raised over $100,000 towards the organization’s five homes for persons with disabilities and members of the community receiving support.

“We’d love to see that much again this year,” she said of the Metro sponsored event.

Duncan Chute is one of the community members who receives support from the organization and he was thrilled to see so many people supporting the event.

“It’s fun, and really nice to see so many people here. It really helps a lot of people out.”

L’Arche teamed up with The Pastry Chef Guild of Alberta for the bi-annual Lindt chocolate competition between the city’s finest culinary professionals, chefs and bakers.

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