Each year I found it harder and harder to extract money out of the group of people I knew, and I actually started to feel guilty about chasing them every year, so decided to think outside the box a bit.
I realised that where I worked, so did a large number of other people, most of who I never met in my normal day. But if I could entice them in, I may be able to get a contribution from them.
From my days making wedding and birthday cakes for friends, I have always had a liking for cooking and baking, so thought what about a cake sale. After a bit of thought, I realised that if I was going to lay on a good spread, I would not have time to do any baking myself. The cakes need to be as fresh as possible for maximum effect ,”its all in the smell”.
Word soon got around that there was going to be a large cake table to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research and offers of cake, scones, brownies, rocky roads, flapjacks, sausage rolls, quiche, pizzas, biscuits, etc. came rolling in. The one table had to be increased to four with some double stacking. I politely requested no thawed out produce, all needed to be night before or that morning (bit cheeky I know but it worked)
It was so successful at fundraising that I have held the event for the last 4 years. Nothing was sold just donations gratefully received with £735 raised in the best year.
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 there is no Snowdon event and no Bake Tables this year, but I have developed a keen eye for a good, and a not so good, bake.
I am honoured to have been invited to be a Baking Ambassador and eagerly look forward to seeing the bakes.