Several weeks ago, when watching the Great Comic Relief Bake Off I had the idea that it would be fun to hold my own bake sale to raise some cash for Comic Relief.
I started to spread the word around and was very relaxed and laid back about the whole thing... after all, March 15th was weeks away and I had loads of time to stock my freezer with baked goods.
By Monday this week, my laid back approach had been abandoned and replaced with sheer panic as I realised that the one loaf of banana bread lurking in my freezer did not constitute a bake sale.
So with pinny on and mixer in hand I worked from dusk til dawn all day Wednesday and Thursday to produce a decent selection of baked goods.
You wouldn't believe the vast quantities of butter and sugar that have been whipped into shape around here!
Cookies, cupcakes and macaroons...
The bunting was up....
The table was laid.... and then my sheer panic changed from not having enough cake to worrying that not enough people would turn up. What if I was left with all this cake!
But fear not. My kitchen has been full of people all morning who have drunk tea, eaten cake, taken cake away with them and what's more important have dug deep into their pockets. Thank you all so much! (You were also kind enough to leave just enough cake to keep my menfolk happy!)
And despite Gill's disappointment that Paul Hollywood didn't turn up, between us we have raised £297.45* for Comic Relief!
And if you would like to help this fabulous cause there is still a chance to bid for the Red Nose Day Dolls, or add to their sponsorship page... total so far is a fantastic £2400! All the money goes to Comic Relief.
* Thanks to Stewart, Joe, my class on Saturday, Gill's Mum and other friends this has now gone up to £350!