The efforts to bake yummy cakes and encourage my work colleagues to join in, crack open some free range eggs and do some free range baking with compassion themselves were a success in the end. I’m both pleased and proud to say the collective figure raised by our efforts was a respectable £58.28 which I hope Compassion in World Farming will be able to put to good use in campaigns to promote free range and putt an end to battery egg production.
Throughout the week we had lemon drizzle cakes kicking the fundraising efforts off. The homebaked goodies on offer continued with cherry and chocolate cupcakes, cherry and ginger loaf cake (which sold out very quickly!), mars bar slices, chocolate and walnut brownies (a definite crowd pleaser), chocolate and courgette muffins, coffee muffins with optional rum icing, and to round the week up, chocolate and vanilla cup cakes.
So all in all you can see we catered for most tastes, all be it mainly those with a sweet tooth, but across the board there were plenty of organic ingredients, fair trade items like chocolate and sugar, and of course the all important free range eggs. A fair few of which came from my own trusty hens. They were certainly in demand last week! Could have sold twice as many eggs as the chickens could lay but nevermind. Always better to have more customers than eggs.