LLG Food: CAKE CAKE CAKE! I’m planning a charity bake sale this Friday

by Sasha Wilkins on April 30, 2013 · 9 comments

English Afternoon Tea Wedgwood

I always try to support MS Awareness Week in a creative way that provokes interest: one year I made so many chocolate cakes that I lost count, & sold them by the slice in the Vogue House boardroom to the Condé Nast staff in aid of The MS Society Cake Bake (doubly joyful: feeding people cake & raising money/awareness), and I helped the MyShoes for MS campaign celebrity shoe auction by leveraging my address book to solicit shoes from celebs (Andrea Corr gave us her YSL heels which made £2800!) & from the best shoe designers in the world. Divine Mr. Louboutin even signed his pair.

This year I am resurrecting my cake sale activities.
I am going to be baking and selling my home made cakes this coming Friday, the 3rd of May, at Foxtons Estate Agents in Camden, NW1. The office is the giant colourful one at the top of Parkway, just by Regent’s Park Road. It’s a five minute walk up from Camden Tube, and on the C2 bus route from Oxford Circus (10 minutes).

English Afternoon Tea Wedgwood

I’ll be there from 1230 – 1430hrs with cake, cake, cake, cake. There may also be some biscuits, brownies, muffins, and my, if I say so myself, rather delicious Nutella Palmiers.  Really it’ll all depend on how jiggy I get with the measuring spoons and cake tins on Thursday…

And huge thanks to Foxtons Press Office and Foxtons Camden for hosting, and to Billingtons Unrefined Cane Sugars for the, er, sugar!

(If any food PRs reading this would like to donate ingredients, please, feel free!)

Nutella Palmiers

AND THIS IS WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING:

For this year’s MS Awareness Week, which runs from 29 April –5 May, the MS Trust is focusing on the amazing work of MS specialist nurses.

 MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults. Over 100,000 people in the UK have MS. 57 people every week are diagnosed. MS is a complex, unpredictable condition: no two people have precisely the same symptoms. There is no cure but symptoms can be treated – for example, by MS specialist nurses.

There are only around 250 MS specialist nurses in the country. Ideally there should be around 350. Each nurse makes a difference to hundreds of people with MS and, according to our research, may save the NHS £65,000 each year through preventative care. Yet many existing nurses find their funding under threat.

The MS Trust is the UK’s leading supporter of MS nurses and we are fighting to keep them in post – with education, information and support to help them prove their impact. That’s why we are celebrating their work this MS Awareness Week.

 

 

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Sheena April 30, 2013 at 23:48

How wonderful, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned bake sale for a good cause, hope it goes well.

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Meriel Brown May 1, 2013 at 09:05

Wish I could be there. Do you sell cyber-cake too?

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Romladolcevita May 1, 2013 at 10:14

Yummy! Ciao from Italy.

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Lucy May 1, 2013 at 20:56

Good luck! I hope it goes really well

Lucy x

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Sophie Hamilton May 6, 2013 at 12:47

Everything you’ve made looks scrumptious! Especially the first cake! It’s great that you’re doing this for MS Awareness Week! Keep up the good work :)

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448steph May 6, 2013 at 19:50

Hi, please supply the recipe or your blackberry cake, I asked when you baked it for your book reading I would love to bake one for myself, many thanks steph

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LLG May 6, 2013 at 20:51

@448steph: Hi there. I’m afraid I don’t have it typed up, so I can’t send it you right now. Best wishes, LLGxx

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448steph May 13, 2013 at 17:12

Ok no probs, could you let me know where you got the recipe from? I would try and look it up myself, sorry to be a pain in the backside but I’m holding a coffee morning myself and this would be so impressive. Xxxx best wishes Steph

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LLG May 13, 2013 at 19:10

@448steph: I developed it myself: I;m so sorry…but really any sponge cake layered with compote and a swiss meringue buttercream would give a similar effect! Good luck with the coffee morning. LLGxx

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