So, when Fay Nyberg and I became aware of the date of the Worldâ€™s Biggest Coffee Morning – organised by Macmillian Cancer Care – this meant only one thing. EveryoneÂ knows that during a coffee morning, itâ€™s not the coffee thatâ€™s important – itâ€™s the mid-morning slice of heaven that goes with it that really gets everyone talking. And, everyone also knows that if youâ€™re eating cake for charity, the calories donâ€™t count!
So, helped by a motley crew of eager bakers, Bloom Bakery was officially declared open last Friday. Sporting a mixture of treats ranging from Fozâ€™s savoury pistachio, goats cheese and prune cake, to fantastic Crunchie and Rolo topped chocolate cupcakes (you can followÂ Fayâ€™s recipe to recreate those beauties here), to sausage rolls, banoffee pie, and just about everything in between. It was truly a sight to behold.Â Tucking in for charity, we managed to raise a wonderful ÂŁ100 for Macmillan – enough to provide support for a family with cancer for four hours. And, even more impressively – the event has raised a magnificent ÂŁ3,020,410 so far across the UK.
A big thanks to all those Bloomers – and clients – who baked and ate for charity. How wonderful to be part of a cake-focused event that will go so far in supporting such a brilliant cause!