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

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.

CHARITY CAKE EVENT: Our Birthday Party!

It’s our fifth birthday!

We will be FIVE in April. Yes, we’ve been eating cake together and raising money for It’s Good to Give for five years!

To mark this momentus occasion we are having a party on Wednesday 22nd April at the Virgin Money Lounge on St Andrew Square. The event will be held from 6pm – 8pm. We hope you can join us for an evening of Prosecco, tea and cake to celebrate and raise money for Its Good 2 Give.

The Virgin Money Lounge will host our fifth birthday party.

The Virgin Money Lounge will host our fifth birthday party.

Listen to real piano music, allow our magician to amaze you with one of his tricks as he works the room and take part in an extra special birthday raffle which includes a champagne hamper and an overnight stay with dinner at the G & V Hotel.

The ticket price is £13 each or £25 for two and includes three large slices of cake 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.

We do need a few bakers for this event to help make it a success. In reward for bringing a cake, you will be entered into the prize draw automatically (normally £5 per entry).

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 our birthday celebration.

The hashtag for this event will be #virgincake and you can also take advantage of the free wifi in the building to tweet and post pictures on the evening.

There are only 12 spaces left for this event as this is published, so don’t miss out and get your place today!

Camera Obscura Charity Event

The vortex tunnel

The vortex tunnel

Last Thursday we held our latest charity event for Its Good 2 Give at the wonderful Camera Obscura and World of Illusions on the Royal Mile.  If you haven’t been to this fantastic attraction we urge you to go, we had a great time exploring all 6 floors.

We would like to give a huge thanks to Andrew and his team at Camera Obscura who gifted us the venue and also helped us on the evening.

The Ames Room

The Ames Room

Thank you to everyone who came along, we hope that you had a great evening and enjoyed all the wonderful cakes on offer (there were plenty). We are pleased to say we raised £1700 for It’s Good 2 Give, through ticket sales and the prize draw – so thank you!

Thanks also to everyone who helped organise the event, those who baked amazing cakes and donated raffle prizes. Thanks to Don Munro for photographing the evening, to Alana at Fredricks Coffee House for supplying the cups and Stuart and Ingrid at Bon Papillon who donated cakes.

Cake!!Cake!!Cake!!Cake!!Cake!!Cake!!

Finally, we also made an appearance on The Fountainbridge Show on STV Edinburgh, our lovely Rachael was interviewed by Zara from STV. We hope to be able to load up a clip from that interview shortly, if you missed it. Thank you Rachael for being our spokeswoman.

STV Filming in the mirror mazeSTV's ZaraRachael, our spokeswoman

It’s our fifth birthday!

Our next event is on the 22nd April at the Virgin Money Lounge on St Andrew Square, you can read details on how to get tickets here. Spaces are limited so book you place as soon as possible.

We’ve done illusion and cake, next up it’s prosecco and cake. Well, it is our birthday.

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!
 

Arctic Cake Charity Event

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to The Suburban Pantry on Tuesday evening for our Arctic Cake Event.  I am sure you would all agree there were some pretty great cakes on offer – many themed as well!   We are pleased to say we raised £630 for Aileen and her Arctic Trek in aid of Its Good 2 Give, through ticket sales and from the raffle.

We had a lovely evening thanks to Ashley at The Suburban Pantry, who kindly let us host the event there.  Thanks also to everyone who helped organise the event, those who baked amazing cakes and donated raffle prizes.  Thanks also to Lucy for taking photos of all these tasty treats and of course thanks to everyone who came along to support Aileen’s brave challenge and a great charity!

Now, here are some of the cakes we enjoyed to make you drool!

Chocolate Beetroot CakeBaileys CheesecakeArctic Malteaser TraybakeLemon TartMikado Coconut Cream CakeNorwegian Apple CakeFifteensArctic Circle CakePumpkin RollEmpire Biscuit CupcakesLemon Drizzle CakeCaribou RollsGluten Free White Chocolate & Orange CakeChocolate Orange BrowniesChocolate Orange BrowniesCarrot CakeLemon & Raspberry CakeWinter Swirl CakeFromage Freeze

The Suburban Pantry is located in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh, although not on Facebook or Twitter, they do have a lovely website, so be sure to check it out and pay them a visit!

Lauriston Castle Charity Event

The Glasshouse, Lauriston Castle

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to Lauriston Castle and helped eat huge amounts of cake at our event on Wednesday night.  We are pleased to say we raised an impressive £875 for Aileen and her Arctic Trek in aid of Its Good 2 Give, through ticket sales and money from the raffle.

We had a wonderful evening in the beautiful setting of the Glasshouse at Lauriston Castle with entertainment from magician Elliot Bibby, who wowed us with his tricks!

Elliot in action!

Thank you to Lauriston Castle for letting us use this wonderful venue, Elliot for entertaining us,  Lou who made an amazing cake for the raffle prize. Thanks also to everyone who helped organise the event, Lucy and Alison for the photography and to everyone for coming and supporting this great charity.

We have some lovely photos of the evening (beware some of these cakes will make you drool!):

Lou's Fabulous CakeLou's Fabulous CakeApple & Walnut Cake

Peach & Almond CakeRaspberry Bakewell CakeLemon & Berry Layer CakeTruffle TorteTriple Layer Mocha CakePavlovaCake TableSticky Ginger CakeRainbow Layer CakeLamingtonsRolo Malteaser TraybakeSticky Ginger CakeCarrot CakeBrooklyn Blackout CakeRed Velvet CakeCaramel Almond CakeBramble Crumble CakeCoffee & Walnut CakeWhite Chocolate & Raspberry Cake