Summer social and charity event at the Edinburgh Food Festival.
Sunday 2nd August, from 12 noon until we sell out!
For one day only, the Edinburgh Bakers are running a stall at the inaugural Edinburgh Food Festival in George Square (Assembly Festival venue).
The festival runs from Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August, but they’re saving the best for last as we ‘pop-up’ on the Sunday.
Entry to the Festival is FREE for everyone.
This is going to be a charity event (with all monies going to It’s Good 2 Give) and we would love your help to make it happen.
It will also be our summer social, so come along, meet and chat with other Bakers and of course, have some cake!
Other stalls taking part include: Well Hung and Tender, Khushi’s, Pisa Pizza and Pad BKK.
The Festival opens at 12 noon each day until the wee hours in the morning. There is also a great selection of talks to attend (free, but ticketed).
At 2pm, we will have local magician and Fringe performer, Elliot Bibby performing at our stall and he’s promised us amazing tricks with cake! We can’t wait to see what he does.
How to help
You can help in a number of ways:
1. Amateur bakers – pledge a cake. You donate a cake to us and we sell it. All monies go to It’s Good 2 Give. We are open to what you bake but we need to control how many full size cakes we have for serving up. We welcome traybakes, brownies and cupcakes too. These are easy to stack for selling. Also items like tablet and macarons.
Unless organised direct with us, we would like you to drop your baked goods at the venue at some stage between 12 noon – 4pm(ish). It means we will have a rolling cake selection to sell.
2. Professional bakers – pledge a cake. We are looking for local cafes to donate cakes to us too! You’ll get a warm and fuzzy glow knowing you’ve helped raise money for children with cancer and we’ll give you a special mention in our hall of fame. We understand you may be ‘open’ that day, but we can arrange a cake pick up in the morning.
We will be happy to display your business cards beside your bake so people know where to head for some more!
There will be two tables of cakes at the event, one clearly marked amateur and the other marked it’s been made in a certified kitchen.
3. Volunteer on the day! – We need people to help man the stall throughout the day and help give our main volunteers breaks.
4. Come and eat cake! – This is a very important role. We need people to come with their friends and family and buy some cake! Perhaps you’ve been an eater at one of our past events and aren’t so fond of baking. This role is perfect for you!
Whatever role you choose, we would love to see you at our first public event to support us and It’s Good 2 Give.
If you are choosing to pledge a cake or volunteer, please email us on edinburghbakers (at) gmail.com so we can keep an eye on how many cakes are headed our way.
If you are choosing to volunteer, please state what times you are available so we can create a rota.
In the event that we do not sell out of cake by the end of the evening, you are welcome to collect anything that is left of yours, or we will hand out on your behalf. We are hoping that the event is a success and the weather plays ball!
If it is a complete wash out with torrential rain, you can text us on the morning of the event to see if it’s still going ahead. A contact number will be given in an email.
If you have any other questions about the event, please drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help!
There is a Facebook event page.