Friday, 18 March 2011

Pounds For Pound Cake - Cakes For Japan

The delicious Miss Cakehead, self proclaimed Vice President Cakehead and the brains behind The Evil Cake Shop the first adults only baked goods venue, has put her creative mind (she's also a blogger and online PR) to good use this week by spearheading the Cakes For Japan event held today at Maiden in Shoreditch.

The premise of the event was for both professional and amateur cake makers, cookie bakers and all round purveyors of sweet toothed fodder to come together to sell their wares and raise money for the disaster relief effort in Japan.

(Painted Cherry Blossom Cookies from Nevie Pie)

And with a whopping 30,000 calories worth of cake sold, raising £2000 in just 3 hours, it's set a high standard for other folk - who are being encouraged by Miss Cakehead to host their own event - especially since Shoreditch's CFJ was planned to run for 8 hours before supplies ran dry at 2pm!

(Awe Inspiring 'Sushi' Cake Pops from TTA favourite Molly Bakes)

While the East Londoner's all worked to a brief of 'Sushi Inspired' edibles, you can still host your own pop-up cake shop to raise money for Red Cross even if you're not a cake culinaire - just get together some like minded people and find yourself a venue (even if you're selling straight out of your front room) and it won't matter if you're making red velvet cupcakes or rice crispy buns because you're raising money for such an amazing cause.

(Green Tea Cupcakes from Leshie Loves Cake)

You can also find Cakes For Japan pop-up bake sales coming soon in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and even Munich. A selection of cakes will also be selling again at Maiden tommorow (Saturday 19th) on a much smaller scale.

(Edible Kokeshi Dolls by Guerilla Cake Art)

But if you can't get to one of those then click the below image to give a donation, however big or small, to Red Cross for their Japan Tsunami Appeal.

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