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Big Cake Bake

Photo: Get baking for deaf children

A Big Cake Bake is a fundraising bake sale in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society. People all over the country host their own Big Cake Bakes at home, work or in their community – anywhere where people like cake! All this delicious fundraising goes to help us continue to break down barriers for the 50,000 deaf children in the UK. 

Your Big Cake Bake can be as big or small as you like. Whether it is at home, at your local club or at work it's all about having fun with friends, family and colleagues whilst raising money for deaf children and young people. Sign up today to get your free Big Cake Bake Kit!

How do I get involved?

Hosting your own Big Cake Bake is, well, a piece of cake:

1. Sign up to receive your free Big Cake Bake pack
2. Organise and promote your event
3. Get baking (or fake your bake with store bought!)
4. Host your event - ask for a donation for a slice of cake
5. Pay in your dough

Why host a Big Cake Bake?

By supporting our work, you’re making a big difference to the lives of deaf children. 

Because of you, we can help more children like Lily, who struggled at school after being bullied for her deafness. Luckily, our Healthy Minds service was there to help her deal with her anxiety about going to school. 

Now Lily is back to her bright and funny self, proud of her deafness and pink hearing aids!

What have we cooked up to help your day taste sweet?

Your Big Cake Bake pack has everything you need for your day, including:

  • A handy fundraising guide
  • Posters to help you spread the word
  • A cake stencil
  • A donation box sticker
  • Balloons to decorate your sale

You can also find some yummy recipes from your favourite celebrities to help inspire your baking below. Not much of a baker? We don't think it's cheating if you fake your bake with store bought as long as your fundraising for us!

Paying in your fundraising

Follow our handy guide on how to send in your funds.

If you are sending in your funds via bank transfer, don’t forget to pop 'BCB' into the reference so we can track your donation.

Show us your cakes!

Post your cake photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MyNDCSbake.

We would love to hear all about your Big Cake Bake so we can support your fundraising. Get in touch with us on [email protected] or call 0207 014 1199 to speak to our team.

Big Cake Bake celebrity recipes

Some top celebrities, such as Gordon Ramsay, Gino D'Acampo and Joanna Lumley, have shared exclusive recipes with us to help make your Big Cake Bake event more special:

Gordon Ramsay's Blondies

Gordon Ramsay has kindly shared his recipe is for ‘blondies’, a white chocolate version of brownies. He finds them a bit more subtle in flavour and they make a great end to a meal, especially with a few chewy cranberries thrown in for texture.

Download the recipe

Gino’s D'Acampo's Torta Ricotta e Caffè

Gino D’Acampo is one of the UK’s most popular chefs. He has kindly shared his Italian recipe for Torta Di Ricotta e Caffe (Ricotta Tart).

Download the recipe

Joanna Lumley’s Lemon Cake with Earl Grey Icing

Joanna Lumley is an author and actress. She has kindly shared a unique recipe for Lemon Cake with Earl Grey icing.

Download the recipe

Hairy Biker's Banana & Pineapple Cake

The Hairy Bikers (aka Si King and Dave Myers) have been kind enough to share their recipe for banana and pineapple cake.This tantalisingly tropical cake is lovely and moist and the fruit adds sweetness so you can keep the sugar content down. Just the thing with a cuppa to see you through to supper time!

Download the recipe

Lucy Mecklenburgh's Gluten Free Brownies 

Lucy Mecklenburgh is an inspiring fitness and exercise professional and former star of reality TV show, The Only Way is Essex. 
She has kindly shared her recipe for gluten free brownies!

Download the recipe

Selasi's layered lemon cake

Motorcycling banker and GBBO 2016 heart-throb Selasi Gbormittah shared a recipe with us to inspire your Deaf Awareness Week fundraising. He loves to use baking as a force for good, so hopefully his layered lemon cake will help make your Big Cake Bake a success. 

Download the recipe