Cake makers from across Britain donated an array of tasty treats inspired by authentic Japanese flavours to raise money for the people of Japan following the series of natural disasters which hit the country; sold via Miss Cakehead’s Pop-Up Shop – CAKES FOR JAPAN – at Maiden, Shoreditch High Street, London.
Both amateur and professional cake makers took part with Edd Kimber, winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, also donating some of his award winning baking. Other contributions included sushi cake pops & cupcakes, panda cookies, many green tea inspired delicacies and even a Japanese cheesecake. To see the full menu, & list of contributors, please visit the London page.
Miss Cakehead, the creative behind the project, said of her motivation:
I just couldn’t watch all the devastation unfolding in Japan and not do anything to help; a cake shop was the only thing I knew I could make happen in a couple of days. This would not have been possible without the amazing Twitter & online community, the bakers and the people who came to eat cake. All involved were genuinely moved by everyone who gave up their time to bake cakes, who queued in the rain during their lunch hour, and who supported the event in a host of other ways; as we have been by the messages of thanks from the people of Japan directly effected by this disaster.
Miss Cakehead is also encouraging keen bakers across the country to hold their own ‘Cakes for Japan’ events to help raise essential funds for the people of Japan, offering advice and support to anyone wishing to set one up. Artist Pete Fowler, designer of the CAKES FOR JAPAN logo, has also made his art work available to high resolution to anyone wishing to use it. A further 4 events have been confirmed so far with plans for a celebrity special already being pondered…