Batman Cake Part of Hope To Raise Funds

SPARKS, NV - At Isabel's Bakery in Sparks, they really get into the Halloween spirit.

Customers are asked to vote on their favorite cake designed as scary and colorful as they get. It was all in good fun until Monday morning, when shots rang out at Sparks Middle School.

That's when cake designer Jessica Thompson says she had to get to work.

“That hit home 'cause that's where me and my brother went so that, it just doesn't happen here,” says Thompson.

For the last 16 hours, Thompson has been working on this Batman cake in honor of slain Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.

Batman was the math teacher's hero, and Jessica says that day the math teacher turned into a hero himself.

“To not run the other way when you hear a gunshot, that takes courage,” says Thompson.

Jessica, with the help of her co-workers, has made a giant cake depicting Gotham City and two Batman villains. At the top, though, Batman watches over.

She says it depicts good over evil--where good will always triumphs.

When complete, she says she and her mom decided they wanted to put the confection toward good--by having it in a silent auction or raffle.

While the details aren't firm, they say they want the money to go to those affected by the shooting incident--most likely the Landsberry family.


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