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Giving some clarity to baking for charity

The Ultimate Cake Stall

Bake A Change is all about baking for charity and getting the best out of it, both for you, the baker, and them, the charity. It might be a stretch to say that your signature lemon drizzle, delicious though it is, can cure cancer, but selling it can contribute to the fight. And hey, how many cakes sold to raise funds for Cancer Research would it take to find that cure? I don't know the answer but we can all have fun, and spread the love, trying. And we can make a difference.

So many of us love to bake, and so many charities can benefit from our love of baking. This website puts the two together, and helps you get the best return for your chosen charity.

What's in it for me?

There is the obvious warm and fuzzy glow that you have done something wonderful for someone else. In my experience the reaction from the charities and their organisers for the events has been really uplifting, enough to keep me going, repeatedly. There is the fun day out with your friends, yes you are 'working' the stall but most events have a real buzz about them, they usually only last a few hours too and are great fun, as evidenced by my friends pitching in again and again. These events also give you the opportunity to try numerous new recipes and help someone else in the process.

Baking therapy? There has been much made in the press about the therapeutic benefits of baking, I don't know about that, however, I know I really enjoy it! John Whaite, the winner of the 2012 Great British Bake Off, told the BBC in an interview "Baking helps lift my depression. It can't cure it but it helps."

So what more excuse do you need? It will make you feel great and help boost fundraising for your chosen charity.

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So how do you make the most out of baking for charity?

Any charity running an event where they need cake will be totally grateful for ANYTHING you donate to them, however, you can really 'up your game' by not doing very much more than you are doing already, all you need to get right is:

If you get the basics right you are home and dry, the trick is to do it on a minimal budget and that's where Bake A Change comes in. With loads of ideas for bakers and for stall organisers for presentation and fundraising we really can bake the world a better place, one cake at a time.

Follow us on Facebook to find out about events in your area that need cakes. Need cake? Then please email, Bake a Change can't wait to hear about new events!

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