Cakes for Japan raises £2,000
Following the earthquake and tsunami that devestated parts of Japan on 11 March, blogger Miss Cakehead set about swiftly putting together the Cakes for Japan pop-up shop to raise some much-needed cash for The Red Cross to aid its efforts in the stricken area. Professional and amateur bakers joined forces to donate a range of Japan-inspired cakes and cookies for the pop-up shop, which was open for business at Maiden UK on Friday 18 March. All the goodies were sold out in just three hours, making £2,000 for charity.
There was a huge selection of grub on offer including sushi cake pops from Molly Bakes, cherry blossom cookies from Nevie Pie, green tea cupcakes from Leshie Loves Cake and choc chip cookies from Edd Kimber, winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake-off. Using some awesome cookie cutters from Firebox, I knocked up a few batches of Pacman gingerbread for the sale.
The London event has also inspired several similar cake sales which are set to take place throughout March and April in Edinburgh, Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester. If there isn’t a Cakes for Japan event happening near you, then why not set up your own? Check out the Cakes for Japan blog for more details.
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