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We need your baking! Cheapeats Cake Sale for Barnardos this weekend


Mmmmm. Brownies and so forth.

Barnardos are running a huge fundraising campaign this week – the RTÉ 2fm Dress Up for Barnardos –  to raise badly needed money for their valuable work.  We’ve thought up a way that we (and you!) can help.  We’re organising a charity cake sale this weekend in Dublin city centre, and are calling on food bloggers and keen bakers to donate a little bit of their time to bake something for it.

It’s really simple – all we need is for you to bake one thing (biscuits, a cake, a batch of cupcakes or brownies, a traybake, shortbread – anything that we can slice up and sell) and drop it off to Dublin city centre on Saturday afternoon.

We’ve lined up an excellent venue right in the heart of the city centre: the Grand Social on Liffey St where the amazing Hapenny Flea Market will also be going on. We’ll be upstairs in the Loft on the 1st floor, so come by, check out the Flea Market, get a coffee and sample some treats – it will be well worth dropping in and hanging out.  All the Flea Market stall holders are dressing up for Hallowe’en and you may find that perfect item for your own fancy dress!

You can also help us out by encouraging your friends to bake, and by telling everyone you know to drop by on Saturday to buy treats.  Blogging and tweeting about the event will also be really useful to us. The more bakers and customers that we have, the more money we will raise for Barnardos and their essential work with needy children and families.

100% of the funds raised from this event will go to Barnardos. We’ll cover the cost of any equipment, we’re asking the bakers to donate their time and ingredients and the venue is generously supplying the space for free.

If you would like to bake something for this, please email me on so I know you’re taking part, and I can send you some info (we have some handy tips on what sells well, etc).

So what do you think? Will you bake something, and what will it be? Hallowe’en themed goodies will be particularly appropriate, like spookily decorated cupcakes – do you have any ideas and recipes?  Comments below!


  1. Could you just specify the time to drop the cakes? Thanks

  2. Hi Nanazolie! If you could drop cakes in to the Grand Social between 11.30 and 12.00 on Saturday, that would be perfect. Please do email me if you get a chance as I have some tips and other info that I can send on. And if that time doesn’t suit, we can arrange something else.

  3. Good luck, well done for organising it. Baking, eating and rummaging. My perfect Saturday.