Cake of the Month – August 2014

Cake of the Month – August 2014

When baker Kirsten emailed us a picture of the “tie dye/rainbow” cake she had made and delivered to a Hackney child at the end of last month we were instantly transported back to our ’90s youthhood.  Hello tie dye!  Hello Magic Eye books!  Hello oversized Global Hypercolour t-shirts and cycling shorts and Salt-N-Pepa’s Let’s Talk … Continue reading

A sacrifice and a half

A sacrifice and a half

  At the beginning of August we got a notification on our Local Giving page telling us that somebody had started fundraising for us. What an awesome surprise, we thought and clicked on over to take a look. Now there are some crazy cake people out there (us included!), but this was a stranger, a … Continue reading

Stars of the blogosphere; that’s us!

Stars of the blogosphere; that’s us!

Isn’t it nice when people want to write nice things about you? That’s a rhetorical question really. No ones’s going to object to having someone sing their praises; just like no one’s going to argue that children having cakes on their birthdays isn’t an important thing. The thing is though, people don’t always know that … Continue reading

Cake of the month – July 2014

Cake of the month – July 2014

Time and time again we are blown away by our bakers’ creativity. This cake is no exception. We bloody love the fact that Kelly didn’t give up on her mission to create an ingenious “smash cake” even though the heat was against her and she could have easily *just* presented us with a sandwich cake. … Continue reading

THIS is why a birthday cake is important

If you’ve ever doubted the power of cake, or wondered what having a cake (or rather, NOT having a cake) means to a child on their birthday, then the following feedback from a couple of our referrers will leave you doubting or wondering no more. Warning: you might need a tissue to hand. “I’d like … Continue reading

Wholy cow, Whole Foods!

Wholy cow, Whole Foods!

Way, way back when the sun was actually shining we got to do the most amazing thing. You know those big cheques that they give out when you win the lottery? We got one given to us! It wasn’t for quite as large an amount as those that you see on lottery winner’s cheques, but … Continue reading

Cake of the month – June 2014

Cake of the month – June 2014

June’s cake of the month was made by one of our newest bakers. The cake is pretty special as we’re sure you’ll agree – it’s bright and colourful, and fulfills the unusual brief (Dragon Ball Z? Yes, we had to Google it too!) – but, also, its baker, Clare, has already made a handful of … Continue reading

Pah-pah-pah-pah-pa-paah-PATRON!

Pah-pah-pah-pah-pa-paah-PATRON!

So we’d been thinking for a while about the possibility of inviting a patron to join the ranks of Free Cakes for Kids Hackney. We’d mulled a fair few names over and, as much as we like his black banana loaf cake, someone like Nigel Slater just didn’t seem to fit the bill. Then, in … Continue reading

Cake of the month – May 2014

Cake of the month – May 2014

We’ve got another corker of a cake for May’s cake of the month. Its baker, Julia, is also a bit of a corker in our eyes, producing cake after imaginative cake for us. She is not a One Direction fan. She didn’t know the names of the boys in that band. But she became one … Continue reading