Cakes for Japan

12 Mar

UPDATE: We now have a Cakes for Japan blog

All cake makers & bakers who can rustle up even a small batch of cakes for us to sell PLEASE DO GET INVOLVED – click here to find out how to donate a Cake for Japan.

You would have all seen by now the horrible events unfolding in Japan – to help support the aid agencies working we are doing one day pop up sushi / Japan inspired cake shop – Cakes for Japan. We’re doing a themed event so there will be a clear connection between the pop up store & the reason why we are doing it, reminding everyone that the people of Japan do need our help. Sushi cupcakes are also amazing!

Cake makers & bakers from around the UK are donating edible awesomeness which will be sold via our pop up shop at Maiden, Shoreditch High Street on Friday 18th March. All help is appreciated, and for those who may not consider themselves professional cake makers but feel like donating some baking (I will spare everyone my efforts) please don’t worry as any form of cake would be really appreciated & I am sure delicious. Of course if you feel like holding another Cakes for Japan event in another part of the UK, or even World, then please DO!

We’re still speaking to experts on the best agency donate the profits to but we’ll make sure it is one where the proceeds will do directly to supporting the people of Japan, and those who need our help! For example the Japanese Red Cross are directly accepting donations via the UK. OK then please spread news of this event far and wide – the more cakes we have to sell, the more money we raise and the more amazing cakes there are for everyone to eat. Come on internet / Twitter we can do this! Thanks also to Tate & Lyle, and their PR agency, Epicurus, for helping some of the bakers with sugar and golden syrup supplies!

Contact me if you want to get involved – emmylou.cakehead at, or Twitter @miss_cakehead

Contributions already pledged include:

Sushi pops & cupcakes from Molly Bakes

Heart shaped cherry flavoured brownie balls with little cherry blossom decoration on top from Flavor Von Sponge

Japanese inspired cupcakes from the The Kooky Cake Company

Leshie Loves Cake is making green tea cupcakes

Nevie Pie is contributing painted cherry blossom cookies

Pan Man Gingerbread from London Baking

Contributions from Edd Kimber, Emily Airton & Rosanne Liu

Selection of cupcakes from Chow Cheam

Sushi inspired Cake Pops from the Cowbridge Cake Company

White chocolate brownies with a red velvet circle (brownie as well) in the middle from Snight Smiles

9 Responses to “Cakes for Japan”

  1. Vix March 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    These look great, and what a lovely way to support the cause. Will try to come by on Friday.

  2. Anonymous March 14, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Do you need t be a professional baker to donate cakes?

  3. Cakehead Loves Evil March 14, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    No we would love as many people, of all levels, to contribute as possible

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