Thursday, 17 March 2011

Cakes for Good Causes

We love cakes here - and cakes that raise money for a good cause are even better!

Firstly, this week saw the launch of Cox Cookies and Cake's gorilla cupcake. If you're in London pop along to Patrick Cox & Eric Lanlard's shop in Soho and pick up a gorilla cupcake - they're banana flavoured, with green swirled icing. And standing proudly on top is a dark chocolate gorilla.

The Gorilla Cupcake sold in Aid of The Aspinall Foundation at CoxCookiesandCake

The cupcakes cost £4 each, and for every one sold, £1 will be donated to the Aspinall Foundation, which works to halt the extinction of gorillas and runs wildlife parks in Kent. But be quick, the limited edition cupcakes will only be on sale until the middle of April.

The second round of the good cause cakes is Cakes for Japan, an event organised by Miss Cakehead. This pop up cakeshop will be held at Maiden in Shoreditch High Street, London this Friday (19th) and Saturday (20th March 2011). If you can donate a cake for the sale, get in touch with Miss Cakehead at the Cakes for Japan blog. Cakes with a Japanese related theme are being particularly encouraged, but any cakes will be welcome! All this to raise funds for the charities working in Japan after the recent earthquake. Although she has no personal links to Japan, Miss Cakehead felt compelled to do something after seeing the earthquake images in the press. Other Cakes for Japan events are being held in Edinburgh and Germany. Check the blog for more details.

Sushi Shaped Cake, Wikimedia Commons

Happy eating!

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