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May 12, 2018

Join Free Cakes Sheffield is at the Sheffield Food Festival 2018!

On Monday 28 May, from 10am we'll be selling our delicious home-baked cakes and Free Cakes Sheffield merchandise including bags, teatowels and birthday cards.

From 11-3pm, you can find us in the Activity Zone in the Winter Gardens. Kids of all ages can come along to create a gingerbread masterpiece. All gingerbread people, icing and decorations are provided free (donations very welcome!) and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

The Sheffield Food Festival takes place fro...

May 11, 2018

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Nook Lane Junior School in Sheffield, for their generosity and kindness. A lovely pupil recently did a talk about Free Cakes for Kids at her school, and then organised a collection of ingredients for our volunteers!

With the help of her mum and the school, she organised a collection at Nook Lane Juniors for ingredients for us.

 She has done such a fantastic job, and the school have been very generous.

Thank you so much for supporting Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield. If you'd like to make a differe...

March 4, 2018

Hello! I’m Jaq. 

I’ve been baking cakes for Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield since 2014. I had some time between jobs and it was an ideal time to volunteer. I’ve loved baking the cakes - especially when I’ve tried hard to get the theme right, from make up and jewellery boxes to footballs and Peppa Pig! 

My mum was a cook and a baker so I grew up baking all sorts of biscuits and cakes. I even made a blue cat cake and cat buns for my Home Economics O’Level exam! I also used to get requests to bake biscuits every time we had a girls get together in...

January 27, 2018

In 2017, our wonderful volunteers made 126 birthday cakes for children in the city. Our busiest month was March, where we made 15 cakes! 

The Sheffield Food Festival team kindly gave us the opportunity to be involved in the celebrations over the May Bank Holiday weekend. We held a children’s baking workshop in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, had a very popular stall in the Peace Gardens and hosted a cake and merchandise stall in the Winter Gardens.  Many thanks to everyone who donated - our activities raised £220.

Finally, we'd like to than...

January 9, 2018

Volunteer Felicia Ziparo has lived in Sheffield for nearly two years. In addition to baking birthday cakes, Felicia also volunteers as a Cake Fairy - our behind the scenes volunteers who organise the cake requests, deliveries and other important things that ensure the cakes keep coming.

Tell us about the best cake you've ever made.

"Once I made a birthday cake for a friend who loves penguins and skiing. I decorated the cake with a few penguins skiing on a mountain in different positions - I was very pleased with the final result and...

January 2, 2018

January can feel like a long (and cold!) month, with the expense of Christmas and dark nights drawing in. To many of us, it can feel like a long time until pay day.

So, if you're a professional working with children and families in Sheffield, please do think of cakes for kids if you're supporting a child celebrating a birthday this month.

Our volunteers are ready to bake a difference and ensure no child in the city misses out on a special birthday celebration. 

Make a cake request or find out more about what we do

December 10, 2017

From January 2018, volunteer Sarah Gillott will be the new Chair of Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield, supported by a team of volunteers who form the Steering Group.

Sarah said “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to take on the role of Chair. I’m looking forward to getting more involved with such an amazing cause and group of people, and carrying on the fantastic work that Kate and the team have been doing for the last four years. With a new steering group including volunteer manager Alison, treasurer Jon, cake fairies Felicia, Nicola an...

May 1, 2017

Free Cakes Sheffield is coming to the Sheffield Food Festival 2017.

On Monday 29 May, from 10am we'll be in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, running a creative workshop for kids of all ages, baking fruity cupcakes and decorating with cute creepy crawlie designs. There will be simple versions for younger kids and more advanced for older. Parents are welcome to help and learn how to bake with their children at home! Each child will get to take home four delicious cupcakes.

We also have a stall in the Peace Gardens, where you can buy...

March 9, 2017

Jane, a 40-something from Doncaster has been baking for Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield since 2013. We spoke to Jane to find out more about what motivates her to bake cakes for children in Sheffield.

"I trained as a baker and cake decorator after leaving school and when I had my children they were lucky and always got a cake on their birthdays.

I now work for shelter as a DIY Advisor. Some of the families I work with have had birthday cakes made by Free Cakes Sheffield and this little bit of something special for them can be the only nice thin...

March 3, 2017

Fantastic news - a new Free Cakes for Kids group headed up by Jenny is now baking in Rotherham!

To contact the group, find out more and request a cake, email

You can find out more about the new group

and help spread the word via their Facebook page.

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