We are formerly known as the Edinburgh Cake Ladies
Please note: We are a fun club. There is no financial cost to join and no money is ever exchanged hands for attending events (unless it’s a specific charity one).
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We are officially twinned with the Summerland Bakers in Canada.
It’s all about the cake
Established in 2010, a few friends in Edinburgh decided to get together more often to catch up with each other’s news. The ‘meetings’ took place in various places around town and at every charity afternoon tea for It’s Good 2 Give. The only intention at these meetings was to have good conversation and always over cake.
The meetings became more frequent, numbers attending grew and the first proper ‘cake party’ was held at Alison’s house in 2010. There were more cakes on offer than you would know what to do with and in exchange, donations made to the charity – It’s Good 2 Give.
Despite the severe snow in December 2010, the Cake Ladies made it to another afternoon tea at the Caledonian Hotel in their wellies and winter gear.
Early 2011, the Cake Ladies branched away from cake (for one night) to have a curry and further friendships were formed with all the new members. We’ve since had many social evenings together at different restaurants and pop-up supper clubs.
In March 2011, many of the Edinburgh Cake Ladies were involved in baking and helping organise the Cakes For Japan, Edinburgh event. Over £3,000 was raised in one day, all through the sale of cake.
In May 2011, Leeds-based Lynn Hill, who runs My Secret Tea Room and Clandestine Cake held her first Scottish Clandestine Cake meeting with our help. The first man made an appearance and we’ve been welcoming men into the club ever since.
All the events after this date have been written about on this blog.
In March 2013, we changed our name to the Edinburgh Bakers to reflect that it’s not just ladies who like to bake and eat cake!
We have several babies, children and men that come along to our events now. It really is a club for everyone.
In 2014, we continued to have informal meetings, social get togethers and events to raise money for It’s Good 2 Give.
2015 saw us celebrate our fifth birthday and raise thousands whilst eating cake! 20 of us created a team to take part in the Kilt Walk together with many more volunteers helping on the day.
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Email: edinburghbakers (at) gmail.com
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