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Cakes for Japan raises £2,000

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , on 21/03/2011 by libbyplummer

Cakes for Japan cakesFollowing 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.

Sushi cupcakes

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.

Cakes for Japan shop

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.

Soot Sprite cupcakes

The pictures here were all taken by me, but you can check out the official images taken by professional snapper Nathan Pask on Flickr.

Red Cross donation

Cakes for Japan

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , on 13/03/2011 by libbyplummer

Cakes for Japan logoUnless you’ve been living on the moon then you’ll know all about the devestation caused in Japan by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami. In order to support the aid agencies working in the affected area, members of The Mad Artists Tea Party and friends will be holding a pop-up shop selling Japan-inspired cakes and goodies, with all profits going to charity. The Tea Party team is currently speaking to experts to decide on the best organisation to donate the cash to. In the meantime, you can donate directly through various agencies including The Red Cross.

The Cakes for Japan pop-up shop will be at Maiden UK, Shoreditch High Street on Friday 18 March (open 11.00 to 19.00).

Find out to donate a cake here, or simply show your support by going along on the day and spending as much cash as possible.

London Baking will be donating several batches of Pac-Man gingerbread biscuits and they’ll be plenty on offer from lots of other bakers. Please do come along and get stuck in.

Via: Cakes for Japan