Boy with cake around his face. Here are some top tips to help you plan a successful and fun-filled Bake and Brew event:

Decide on your Bake and Brew

Did you want to hold a bake off at work? An icing party with your family and friends or perhaps a cake and craft morning with your local community?

Pick a date 

Host a Bake and Brew whenever suits you - maybe as part of birthday celebrations or in addition to a current event.

Choose a venue.

At home? At work? At church? It really is up to you, you can bake a cake almost anywhere!

Invite your guests

Spread the word to your family, friends, congregation, colleagues and neighbours – Use our online editable invites or posters, Facebook, Twitter and email to let everyone know when and what is brewing.

Order your free materials

We have plenty of free materials to support your event which you can order or download here

Gather provisions

Don't forget to buy everything you need for your event. Coffee, tea, cups, spoons, sugar, milk, cakes, sprinkles etc.

Let them eat cake!

Pop the kettle on, bake some cakes and why not serve up some entertainment whilst you’re at it? Download our quiz or cupcake game or why not add a craft sale or raffle. Check out our fundraising tips page for top tips on maximising the money raised at your event. 

Thank and bank

Coin being placed in a fundraising money box

Once you’ve counted up the money you’ve raised and given yourself a pat on the back, send in your money using one of the following ways:

  • Send a cheque made payable to ‘The Children's Society’ to:
       Freepost RSYH-HEEE-XZEG
       The Children's Society
       Bake and Brew
       Edward Rudolf House
       Margery Street
       WC1X 0JL
    Please include your name, full address, phone number and email to allow us to send you a thank you for your hard work. 
  • Complete a giro and pay it in at your local bank

If you would prefer to send us the money another way, please call Supporter Care on 0300 303 7000 for more information.

Don’t forget to thank everyone who contributed, from cake bakers to prize donors.