National Baking Week is all about getting Britain baking
Now in its 3rd year, National Baking Week is bigger than ever!
Research has shown that people want a connection to a charity for all money raised to be donated to so this year National Baking Week has teamed up with the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
HOST A BAKE SALE – Either at work or at home, get together with your colleague or friends to bake and sell your proceed for GOSH. A free downloadable Bake Sale Pack is available from the National Baking Week website containing everything you need: posters, invitation cards, buntings, price flags, recipe cards, etc.
Register your bake sale with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity at www.gosh.org/bakeitbetter or call us on 0207 2393131. GOSH’s Bake it Better is all about cakes. Baking, selling and enjoying cakes all for a good cause. It is a simple, easy way to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charities.
POP UP EDIBLE SHOP
Head down to Baketopia in London’s Kingly Court on Friday 11th and Saturday the 12th October to celebrate National Baking Week. Baketopia is a Wonka-esque, 100% edible pop-up made entirely of baked treats, created by Miss Cakehead and some of the finest food artists in the country.
The Tattooed Bakers, Nevie Pie Cakes, Caking It and Conjurer’s Kitchen are just some of the contributors to the project, which is also supported by John Whaite, National Baking Week’s ambassador and the winner of the 2012 Great British Bake Off.
John has created five exclusive recipes for National Baking Week which you can see here, some of which will be baked into the pop-up for you to harvest for yourself and take away.
Inside Baketopia, you will be able to dip frog-shaped cookies into a milk fountain; harvest meringue mushrooms; break honeycomb pieces from a bee hive; catch pastry butterflies and even pull hyper realistic looking carrot cakes from chocolate cookie earth. The centrepiece is a giant unicorn made from rainbow cake, created by the Tattooed Bakers, complete with edible gold leaf embossed hooves and horn.
Entry is free but you are encouraged to make a £2 donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Baking Week’s charity partner, in return for your delicious experience.
Baketopia will be open from 12pm – 7pm on October the 11th and 12th at unit 1.16 in Kingly Court. You can book priority entry at www.eventbrite.com/baketopia or simply turn up on the day to enter the edible wonderland
There are also lots of prizes to be won so keep looking at the website!