FIRE UP THOSE OVENS: BAKING FOR COMMSCAMP STILL AT HOME

Pic: Kelly Quigley-Hicks

by Kate Bentham

It’s CommsCamp soon and of course that means we’re upping our obsession with cake.

You see it’s tradition that whether CommsCamp is taking place in its homeland of Birmingham, or visiting Manchester, Sheffield, or Doncaster, or even for that matter happening in your home or your socially distanced office, that cake features heavily.

And who are we to argue with tradition?

So, cake fans, here’s what’s happening this year

The cake baking competition is still on. Yay. Could you be this year’s Star Baker and winner of the wooden spoon? We are having a cake baking contest on both days and ask our bakers to send a photo of their wonderful cake creations to katyjay@hotmail.com by 9pm the night before the CommsCamp they are attending. We will then ask our lovely attendees to vote, and winners will be announced at the end of each day.

We all still need to make sure we have some cake to eat. The fact of the matter is that anyone who has attended a CommsCamp in previous years would have left feeling sick from the amount of cake they consumed during the day, but them’s the rules. We still want people to connect over a slice of lemon drizzle and there will be plenty of opportunities to join others in shared break out spaces to chat, so make sure you have some cake to hand.

We are still raising money for charity. At CommsCamp we ask those that can, to donate a few pennies for a slice of cake. This money then goes to a chosen charity. Since CommsCamp first started in 2013 the lovely attendees have raised nearly £3,000. This year the chosen charity is The Christie and you can read a very personal story from Emma Rodgers  on what this charity means to her and her family. You can start donating now – leave your name is you want to be in with a chance of winning cake.

That’s right, you can win cake. I repeat, YOU CAN WIN CAKE. If you donate to our chosen charity, and leave your name on our just giving page, you will be entered into a raffle, not to win top tat but to win cake. Actual cake. Through the post from the magnificent Say it with Brownies What’s not to like about that?

So, there we have it, CommsCamp is still at home but with a lovely slice of cake on the side.

Happy baking and see you by the cake table

Kate Bentham

Official Cake Monitor

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