14 Mar



UPDATE Friday 18th March:

We sold out in three hours today which means sadly the shop will NOT be open tomorrow. THANK YOU to everyone – we’ll update this site tomorrow with details of the other events taking place around the UK.

Latest news from the Red Cross:

A massive earthquake, the seventh largest recorded in history, struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March.

The earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, triggered a tsunami which hit the east coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves, leaving a trail of destruction.

More than 2,000 people have died in the disaster and some 2,000 are injured. The number of confirmed dead is expected to rise to around 10,000. The earthquake triggered fires and caused severe damage to buildings, leaving 1.2 million homes without electricity and 1.4 million without water.

The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster began, mobilising 85 teams, made up of more than 700 doctors, nurses and support staff, to provide first aid and healthcare and assess the damage and needs of the communities affected.

More than 500,000 people have been evacuated and are being housed in temporary centres set up in schools and public buildings where the Red Cross is distributing thousands of blankets.

The Japanese Red Cross has agreed to accept donations from the UK.

In the event that we receive more donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal than the Japanese Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can reasonably and efficiently spend, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters both here in the UK and overseas.


18 Responses to “CAKES FOR JAPAN”

  1. gastrogeek March 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    What a brilliant and positive thing you’re doing. I feel so useless and helpless about it to the point where I can’t even watch the news anymore…This also takes place on my birthday, so I will definitely be there, nice one.

  2. Blah Blah Becky March 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Fantastic idea, well done!

    I’m coming to London on Friday but not ’til the evening – what time is this on?

  3. yvaine March 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    THANK YOU so so much!!! from Tokyo,Japan.

    • Cakehead Loves Evil March 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

      our pleasure – sending you love & hope from London

      • yvaine March 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

        Thank you again! x.

  4. JoJo March 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    This is such a good idea. Glad to see people are using their minds and pulling together. What are the opening times, I will definitely be coming down to buy some.

    Well done again for the fantastic idea.

  5. lookingfornicethings March 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    good move+hoping for great turnout.
    reblogging at

  6. Fummy March 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Great idea! How can we host this event? Should we just turn up with our own cakes on the day?

    • Cakehead Loves Evil March 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

      Yes please! Just drop me a line so I know what to expect it, or host your own event x

    • Cakehead Loves Evil March 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      Either hold you own or please do drop cakes off at Maiden (see Bakers information page) x

  7. Hannah March 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    How can I get cakes to you, chocolate brownies and cookies are my favourites to make? It may be bit too far for me to get to. Is it ok to host one in middlesex?

  8. Cakehead Loves Evil March 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    We would LOVE you to host one in Middlesex

  9. Nami March 18, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    Big thank you from Tokyo. Hope this is going to be a big success! Lovexxxx

  10. Lea Harris March 18, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Good luck for your event this morning. The Edinburgh Cakes for Japan is a week this Saturday.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  11. Abigail March 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Really wish I could be there! It sounds wonderful. Thank you for promoting this amazing idea.


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