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Big Cake Bake

Do you fancy yourself as the next Mary Berry? Are you the queen of the Victoria sponge or the king of the black forest gâteau? If so, it’s time to grease your cake tins and pull on your oven mitts, because our Big Cake Bake is back!
Big Cake Bake, Gerard Collett

Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned show-stopper, you can have a great time hosting your own Big Cake Bake to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Anything goes in our Big Cake Bakes, and whether you buy them or bake them, remember that charity cake calories are guilt-free!

A Big Cake Bake is the perfect excuse to catch up with old friends or make some new ones, and there's no better way to introduce people to our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis than over a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

Here's our quick guide to organising your cake bake!

Pick a date well in advance and make sure it doesn't clash with anything that your guests are likely to be keen on (the grand finale of a popular cake-based TV show, for example)! Decide and book a venue as early as possible; you could use your village hall, community centre, local school or your very own garden!

Share the fun! Get your friends and family involved early on, you never know what ideas they will come up with or who has a hidden talent for baking. Invite lots of people and be sure to remind them a few days beforehand, too.

Choose the format - do you want to have a coffee morning, or add in a competitive element? You could theme your event or choose to champion local produce or speciality treats.

How much?! Choose the entry fee (if applicable) and print price labels for the cakes in advance - leave plenty of space for allergy information!

The icing on the cake... ask your local catering college for help running a cupcake decorating workshop or judging a competition. Ask local suppliers for cake donations or prizes for a raffle or baking competition.

Here at the Trust we’re bake-mad, so be sure to send us pictures of your scrummy creations and your grandparents’ recipes (let’s be honest, they’re always the best…) so we can share them with our community on social media, using the hashtag #cfcakebake.

Contact our Events Team on 020 3795 2176 to order your Big Cake Bake pack today – it’s filled with recipes, tips and ideas to help you raise money to fight cystic fibrosis! Can't wait for your pack to arrive? 

Download the cake bake pack

And if that wasn't enough, you can download this guide to organising a Big Cake Bake, and check out this pinterest board for more mouth-watering inspiration.

If the delicious cake toppers at the top of the page have got your mouth watering, you can get your hands on some from the wonderful team at My Cupcake Toppers who have kindly agreed a reduced rate for our supporters.


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