The Aga Shop

The Aga Shop

The Aga Shop

Wednesday night seen us back after the summer break doing what we do best; eating cake for charity! Our venue for the evening was the beautiful Aga Shop on Drumsheugh Place.

Bakers and eaters started to arrive, we chatted, drank tea (and maybe the odd glass or two of wine!) and got ourselves settled for a baking demo from Verity who first of all showed us how to make a Raspberry Bundt Cake, which looked delicious. After a break to eat loads of cake, she then showed us how to make Gin & Tonic scones, which we were then able to tuck into and top with the Roddas Cream and Tippings Jam kindly donated to us by The Cream Tea Society.

Verity's Baking Demo

Verity’s Baking Demo

It was a great evening in lovely surroundings, so a big thank you to Brian at The Aga Shop for the venue. Special thanks to Verity for the demonstration. Thanks also goes to Smashin Eggs who donated eggs for the demonstration and to some of our bakers, and to the Cream Tea Society for the Cream and Jam. As always we had a raffle and had some great prizes, so thanks goes to Pickering’s Gin, Cake & Bake Show, Foodies Festival and The Aga Shop for their prizes.

We also would like to thank everyone who baked cakes, helped organise and run the evening and of course a massive thanks to everyone who came. We are pleased to say we raised a fabulous £572.50 with every penny going to Its Good 2 Give.

If you would like to join us at one of our events keep an eye on the blog or social media for our next events coming up in October and November.

So finally, here are some cakes from the evening to make you drool over.

Vanilla Earl Grey Layer Cake

Vanilla Earl Grey Layer Cake

Jamaican Ginger Cake

Jamaican Ginger Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Tablet

Tablet

Tiffin

Tiffin

Bramble Cheesecake

Bramble Cheesecake

Guinness Cake

Guinness Cake

Maple Pecan Layer Cake

Maple Pecan Layer Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Raspberry Bundt

Raspberry Bundt

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CHARITY EVENT: The Aga Shop

Wednesday 30th September  2015 6pm – 8 pm
The Aga Shop, Drumsheugh Place

ALL MONIES TO IT’S GOOD 2 GIVE

The Aga Shop

The Aga Shop

Summer is almost behind us and what better way to break into Autumn than eating cake for charity! Join us for another cake filled evening to support the fantastic Its Good 2 Give. This time we will be hosting the event in the Aga Shop, where we will be treated to a baking demonstration and have plenty of opportunity to chat and enjoy cake while raising money for a great local charity

HOW IT WORKS

There are 25 places available for this event, which is smaller than our usual sell out events, so don’t delay in booking your place.

As this is a charity event, we would like to ask for lovely volunteers to pledge a cake for the evening. Please let us know at the earliest what type of cake you’d like to pledge (minimum size = 8 slices). We need 10 cakes to make this evening a success.

There will be two types of tickets available for the event, an eater and a baker/eater. Each ticket will entitle you to 3 slices of cake to eat (or takeaway) from our cake menu, plus tea or filter coffee.

Baker / Eater Ticket – £10 includes entry into our raffle
Eater Ticket –  £10

Every penny goes to It’s Good 2 Give and to help out families affected by cancer.

AND THERE’S MORE…….

  • Opportunity to purchase cake – all remaining cake will be on sale near to the end of the evening. Why not buy some for your family, or treat your office colleagues the next morning? Bring a box with you to carry your cake purchases home…or in the unlikely event that you cannot eat all your three slices of cake!
  • Some great raffle prizes will be up for grabs on the evening!

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PLACE

Tickets are on sale now with ladies, gentlemen and well-behaved children welcome. Remember places are limited to 25. If the number of people requesting a place exceeds 25, a waiting list will be created.

CAKE PLEDGERS: For those who wish to pledge a cake. Email us now at – edinburghbakers (at) gmail (dot) com with the name of the cake you wish to pledge. We will then send you details on how to make payment for your ticket. Tickets must be paid for within 4 working days, otherwise we may not continue with your ticket request.

EATERS: Email us now at – edinburghbakers (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and the number of tickets you would like. We will then send you details on how to make payment for your £10 ticket. Tickets must be paid for within 4 working days, otherwise we will let your space go.

HASHTAG

The hashtag on twitter for this event will be #agacake

Its Good to Eat Cake!

Its Good to Eat Cake!

DISCLAIMER

If you attend our event, it is your responsibility to ensure you read the label of the cake and ensure that you’re not allergic to any ingredients i.e. nuts etc. If in any doubt, please choose another cake. We have had no incidents of illness in the hundreds of cakes we’ve eaten so far.

It’s always good to eat cake, but even better when it’s for charity.

EVENT: Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Our next event will be on Thursday 19th March at the fabulous Camera Obscura at the top of the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is one of the city’s leading tourist attractions and we are simply delighted that we will be having our own charity event within this popular venue.

Opening in the evening of 19th March just for us, you can explore the six floors of interactive hands-on fun and have some tea and cake whilst doing so! The event will begin at 6.30pm and last for approximately two hours.

All monies from ticket sales will be going to It’s Good 2 Give, the children’s cancer charity that we support. Camera Obscura have kindly waived all venue hire fees so that we can raise more money, so a big round of applause for them!

If you live in Edinburgh and have been meaning to go to Camera Obscura for ages, but never quite got round to it, now’s your chance. You will have the added bonus of cake.

Bring your friends, bring your family and children are positively encouraged. You can walk though the mirror maze, take your photo in the magical Ames room, play with all the exhibits or simply enjoy the view of Edinburgh at night from the roof.

Turn into a giant in the Ames room and take your photo (no charge)

There will be a raffle on the evening, with amazing prizes such as a Borders Biscuit hamper (it’s huge), a signed Sara Sheridan book, VIP tickets to Foodies Festival and many others, you’re going to want your name going into the hat. Only people attending the event can enter this draw, the cost is £5 per entry

The ticket price includes entry to Camera Obscura (normally £13.95 for adults), three large slices of cake (two for children) and unlimited tea and coffee. If you don’t think you’ll eat three slices on the night, you can bring a box to take your cake home with you.

Ticket prices to our Camera Obscura event are as follows:

£15 per adult – includes entry, cake and tea/coffee
£11 per child – includes entry, cake and tea/coffee

All our bakers places have been filled, but we still need cake eaters to come along!

There will only be fellow cake lovers at this private event and remember every penny raised is going to It’s Good 2 Give with the added bonus of tea and cake!

Please email us at edinburghbakers@gmail.com to request your place and we will send you details of how to pay for your ticket and guarantee a spot at this fun event.

You can like Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions on Facebook and follow them on twitter @CamObscura. The hashtag for this event will be #obscuracake and you can also take advantage of the free wifi in the building to tweet and post pictures on the evening.

Put your head on a plate and take a photo!