National Baking Week 15-21 October 2012

The year 2012 is synonymous with Britishness: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, first British Wimbledon finalist for 76 years, London Olympics. That’s why this year’s National Baking Week is encouraging Britain to get baking: bake with your kids, bake with your friends, bake with your colleagues – whoever it may be, just get your pinny on and start experimenting.

To mark the event, a map of the UK made entirely of cake will be created and housed at prestigious shopping and leisure destination Westfield Stratford City.

Pyrex, Kenwood, Silver Spoon Create, JUST MILK, Allinson Flour, Billington’s and, new addition for 2012, Stork Butter will support the week, getting involved with plenty of competitions, giveaways and baking hints and tips.

During National Baking Week, people up and down the country will be going baking crazy. Cake sales are easy, delicious and a great way to get together with your friends, family or colleagues.  Support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by baking and selling cakes to your colleagues, friends or customers.

Register your bake sale with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity at or call them on 0207 2393131. GOSH’s Bake it Better is all about cakes. Baking, selling and enjoying cakes all for a good cause. It is a simple, easy way to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charities.

The money raise through NBW bake sales will help enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to fund pioneer new treatments and research for childhood illness by:

  • Contributing to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital
  • Funding the most up-to-date equipment
  • Supporting research into, and development of, breakthrough treatments
  • Providing accommodation and other support services for children and their families

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the top five paediatric research hospitals in the world, treating children with complex and life-threatening conditions who are referred to them nationally. They manage over 192,000 patient visits every year with over 60% of those being classed as intensive care cases in other hospitals. GOS are often their last hope.