Holding a Cake Break

Get tips and ideas whether you're holding a Cake Break:

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At home

Once the shopping’s done and the cakes are baked why not get into the party mood?

Decorate your home with balloons and bunting, lay out your cakes and refreshments and let the fun begin. Don’t forget to put your donation box and fact sheet on display. 

“My sister has MS and Cake Break is my way of feeling closer to her.

I love baking and my family does too! My husband and boys bake for the event and then we invite friends over to scoff them. 

We had loads of tasty treats at our event. I borrowed a big hot water urn so we had a constant supply of hot water for tea and coffee. I created a cake based quiz for guests to enter and my sons ran a pin the cherry on the bun competition and a donut race.” 

Claire Noble 

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At work

Hold off the spreadsheets and start spreading the jam! 

Most people are happy to swap their computer for a slice of cake and a gossip in the kitchen, so brighten up your day at work and host a Cake Break.

Put posters up around the building, and send out an all staff email. Set out the delicious cakes then watch the donation boxes fill in front of your eyes. Those busy working at their desks who can't attend can still donate via an online fundraising page (opens Justgiving website). 

Thinking outside the cake box:

  • Why not combine your event with a dress down day and collect a donation from those joining in? You could even fine those who don’t dress down - with all proceeds to the MS Society of course.
  • Try a cake baking competition amongst all departments? The winning department could be awarded an extended lunch and the glory of knowing they're the victors.

“We love cake! We have supported the MS Society for many years in our office; Cake Break is one of the highlights. We sell cakes in the court offices to staff and members of the public who visit on the day.”

Claire Remblance 

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At school 

Get the whole school active by whisking, baking and piping for MS!

Cake Break is a fantastic way for your school to get involved and support people affected by MS. From teachers and support staff to parents and pupils, there will be lots of people who either have MS or know someone that does.

So get your pupils to design some snazzy posters during their IT lessons, bake some cakes in their home economics class and turn the afternoon break into a Cake Break.  Ask a teacher or a student to give a short presentation on MS during assembly, just to remind everyone why they are enjoying cakes in the afternoon - and remember to have fun!

“My grandmother had MS and I felt the MS Society was a very worthy charity. I love baking cakes whatever the occasion and working at a school where I bake with children five times a week, I thought it would be good for the teachers to have some cake too!” 

Angela Logan-Sinclair 

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In the community

Get baking in your area and bring a slice of happiness to your local community!

Bringing your community together is a piece of cake. Whether you choose to hold a Cake Break in your community centre, at your club’s monthly meeting or in your place of worship, you'll find a cuppa and a cake a brilliant way to get to know your neighbours.

Invite local dignitaries like the mayor or local MP, and inform your local paper and watch news of your event spread rapidly through your local community.

Mix it up and get creative:

  • Have lots of games at your event which will appeal to people of all ages
  • Sell plants at your event and make the most of the springtime planting season

“I have a friend who has MS, so when I saw an advert in the Good Food Magazine I thought it would be a great idea. I organised a coffee morning at my local church, and some people brought in cakes and some just came to enjoy them. It was such a good afternoon.”

Annie Hylands 

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We have supported the MS Society for many years in our office; Cake Break is one of the highlights! We sell cakes in the court offices to staff and members of the public who visit on the day.
Claire Remblance
Best cupcake decoration prize

Take a picture of your cupcake creations and your entry to cakebreak@mssociety.org.uk.

The winner will enjoy a fantastic cupcake decorating class courtesy of the Nuthouse Bakery

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