Sarah Regines, a resident of Weyburn, is employing her skill to assist a friend facing adversity. Tammy Barkhouse received a diagnosis of brain cancer and to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with medical travel expenses, Sarah has crafted a cake for auction. 

Barkhouse, originally from Nova Scotia moved to Weyburn about a year and a half ago to be closer to her son, and then on January 22 of this year, she found out she had cancer. 

Regines, driven to help Barkhouse, employed her cake-decorating talents to craft a puppy cake. These skills are currently evolving as she undertakes an online course to become a professional cake decorator. 

“What I'm doing right now is I'm studying to become a professional cake decorator. I'm still a student to get that certification, So what I'm doing right now is I made a puppy cake it's a realistic puppy cake.” 

Cake by Sarah Regines, courtesy of her FB page

Sarah also shared she has lost four friends to cancer, one of whom took her under his wing when she first moved to Weyburn 15 years ago. 

“Personally. I had four people who were close to my heart who got taken by cancer. So, it's dear to my heart. One who was taken by cancer was the one who helped me out, and settled into Weyburn. And so, I asked him one day how much do I owe you? His answer to me is you don't owe me anything, but I'd like you not to break the chain of love in you. And that's kind of ingrained in my soul.” 

When asked why she chose to create puppy cake, Regines shared that Barkhouse has volunteered at the Weyburn Humane Society and loves animals.

To honor the memories of those Sarah has lost, as well as in memory of Terry Fisher, Regines has organized an online cake auction that can be found on her Facebook page. The auction is closing tonight at 7 p.m.