Saturday, 9 May 2015

Cake Bake 2015

Not a stitching post - it's Cake Bake time. Every year the Multiple Sclerosis Society have a fundraising Cake Bake day. I've done this a few times, mainly when I worked at school selling cakes to the staff at break and lunch time.

This year I'm hosting a Cake Bake at home on Thursday 14th May

Our house will be open 10am til 6pm for friends and neighbours to pop by for a cuppa and a piece of cake. I've been given some gifts too for a raffle and there was a blackout card game in the fundraising pack from the MS Society so I'm baking a Schokogugelhopf as the prize.

Schokogugelhopf
As well as making cakes for the day I've been taking orders for large cakes. These are for collection between 6th May and 20th May as I cannot bake them all at the same time as well as baking for the Cake Bake day. I've made three orders so far and have another 10 ordered :)

Coffee and Walnut Cake - order 1
Victoria Sponge Cake - order 2a
Chocolate Guinness Cake - order 2b
(wrapped in foil ready to go)
I love making cakes and people seem to like my baking so really this is a win-win day for everyone.

I am having to be careful though as my own MS symptoms have been playing up since January. I am struggling to walk outside the house and feel quite tired after doing just small things. Baking is good as I can mix the cake, sit for a rest whilst it's in the oven and decorate it later (or even the next day). If things don't improve I may need a course of meds but I keep hoping tomorrow will be better hee hee

I was given Little House Needleworks 'Baked Goods' as a gift a while ago and will have it our on display at my Cake Bake (even though it's a Christmas one)

Baked Goods
I've also set up a Just Giving page as I wanted to include my friends who live too far away to enjoy my baking. I'm offering the LHN chart as a prize - for every £1 donated I'll put your name into the draw and will pick the winner on 31st May.
Raffle prize on Just Giving
http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Clare-HearndenCakeBake2015

I'm very humbled at my friend's generousity already - thank you x x 

Pour a coffee and cut a slice of cake on Thursday 14th May with me  - thanks for calling by :) 

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful cakes - made my mouth water.
    xxx

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  2. This is fantastic! And yummy!

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  3. Ooh Clare, they look yummy!

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  4. If I wasn't working I would of made the trip, will have to donate instead xx Hope you raise lots and have fun

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  5. Hello Clare,

    What a generous offer in baking for the MS Society. They look delicious, hope you have lots of visitors on the day.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  6. Good luck with your open house on Thursday. Wish I could come for a visit but i've got to work :-(

    I know what hard work it is, I did it for the Heart radio appeal last year, must admit I was glad when I'd baked cake 100 !!

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  7. I had a lovely time with you and your friends Clare, they are a lovely bunch of ladies. No guiness cake left here, Amy and family had to try it and scoffed the lot!
    xxx

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