Bake for Bumps
16 – 18 May 2014 (or whenever’s best for you)
You there…cake lover!
- Bake for Bumps
- What your support means
- The yummy bits
- The United Cakedom recipes
- Knead to know essentials for you
Bake for Bumps
Bake for Bumps could just be the most delicious way of giving hope to children and their families. Simply get together and bake or buy some tasty treats and ask for a donation in return.
Whether at home, work or school, we’re asking people up and down the country to host their own yummy cake sale.
Register now to receive your FREE bumper pack full of fundraising tips, ideas and tantalising recipes.
Be a part of the fun and help us raise dough for children’s medical research.
What your support means
Our supporter, Michelle, took part in Bake for Bumps 2013 and has kindly donated a recipe to us. Michelle also explains how supporting Bake for Bumps could make a real difference to children and their families.
“After losing my twins because of complications at birth, I know the importance of spending quality time with my children, Henry and Poppy. Baking with them is a great way to spend time together, and we always have a lot of fun in the kitchen! Bake for Bumps is a really easy way to get involved with Sparks and support their pioneering research, which helps prevent outcomes like my own.’
The yummy bits
We’ve been very fortunate that a number of our celebrity supporters have kindly shared a selection of recipes with us. So now you can impress your guests with recipes from the very best in the business!
Find out exactly how make this delicious carrot cake, inspired by our President, Matt Daswon’s mum. Download Mrs Dawson’s carrot cake here.
Lorraine Pascale shares her recipe for Shameless Shortcut Cookies and Cream Lollipops with us. Try these for a fun and colourful way of joining in with Bake for Bumps.
From her wonderful app ‘Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding your Baby and Toddler’,
Annabel Karmel has provided us with a recipe perfect for baking with your children. These Teddy Bear Cupcakes are a quirky way to spend quality time together and they look great on a plate!
One of Britan favourite chefs, Phil Vickery shows you how to make perfect Mango Streusel Muffins. Yum!
As a contestant on the 2011 series of the Great British Bake Off, Holly Bell really does know her stuff. Her recipe for Caramel Iced Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes is delicious!
As a midwife, Natasha Stringer knows how important the health of babies and their mothers is. And as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off, who better is there to help us with Bake for Bumps!? So why not try her delicious recipe for a Lemon Bake Tart.
Ann’s cookie monster cupcakes
If you want to get creative and make some fun cookie monster cupcakes, try out the how-to guide here.
Beverley Glock is a TV cook, broadcaster, author and food writer with a passion for encouraging children and families to cook everyday food together. Try out her blueberry and lemon cupcakes, which she has created just for Bake for Bumps. For an easy how-to video, click here.
Carola Weymouth is a qualified chef and passionate baker who has taught more than 10,000 children to cook at her cookery school, Cookie Crumbles. Here she shares a delicious recipe for gluten free brownies. Yum!
The United Cakedom recipes
Four rugby playing Sparks supporters have each baked a cake representing where they are each from. Encompassing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve got a cake to suit any taste!
Try out Matt Dawson’s delicious English carrot cake by following our new Bake for Bumps video, featuring our 2013 President.
Knead to know essentials for you
Bake for Bumps is all about coming together, eating plenty of cake and raising money to help the 1 in 30 babies who aren’t born healthy. To ensure your cake sale rises to the occasion, take a look at the essential information below.
Paying your money in
Thank you so much for raising lots of dough for children’s health. Here’s how to pay it in:
- Pay into your local Barclays Bank branch using your Bake for Bumps paying in slip (this can be found attached to your welcome letter within your fundraising pack.) Let us know if you need any more.
- Send in a cheque made payable to ‘Sparks Charity’ to Sparks Charity, 6th Floor Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP and quote your name, address and reference ‘Bake for Bumps’
- Pay in via telephone to Sparks Head Office on 0207 091 7750
- Pay in via BACS transfer. Please call Sparks Head Office for our account details on 0207 091 7750
- Pay in online here, and remember to quote ‘Bake for Bumps’ in the ‘what inspired you to donate’ box.
Please do not send in cash via the post.
Keeping your Bake for Bumps event safe and legal
Holding a cake sale is all about having fun but there’s a few things you need to know to keep things safe and legal. If you’re thinking of doing something a bit out of the ordinary or complicated, then give us a ring on 0207 091 7750.
- Don’t let your cakes be remembered for leaving people with poorly tummies. Ensure all your cakes and other goodies are prepared in a safe, clean and hygienic environment. You can refer to the Food Standards Agency for further advice.
- Having a simple raffle is a great way of increasing the money you raise. Sell your tickets on the same day as your cake sale to make it easy as there are rules on raffles, lotteries and prize draws where tickets are sold in advance. If you’d like to do a big raffle, talk to us before you organise anything and we’ll advise you on the rules you need to follow.
- Keep your donations secure by using the collection box in your fundraising pack or another sealed container. Count it in a secure environment, preferably by two people and pay it into us as soon as you can.
- If you’re organising a particularly big cake sale where you’ll be selling food (rather than asking for donations), providing public entertainment or doing a collection, you may need permission from the venue or local council. Don’t be put off – drop us a line and we’ll give you a hand.
- It’s unlikely it will, but you’re responsible if anything goes wrong so check that the venue or equipment you’re using is covered. If you’re organising a big cake sale, you may need public liability insurance to protect you against any claims, as Sparks cannot accept any liability for your event. You will need to organise this yourself but we can advise you on how to do it so give us a ring.
For any questions, big or small, the Baking Team are here for you, email us at email@example.com or call us on 0207 091 7750.