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March 30, 2016

Volunteer Sally lives in Norfolk Park, Sheffield.  A volunteer with Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield for two years, we asked Sally why she enjoys volunteering. 

"As a child I always got a home made birthday cake from my mum and still do so at the age of 34!  It's nice to do that for a child who isn't as fortunate as myself. Plus I love to bake.


I had so many amazing cakes as a child it be hard to choose just one, but my top three most memorable are a hot air balloon cake, a Teddy bears picnic and a swimming pool one!"


Sally is pictu...

March 23, 2016

Kath Wilson, 64 was brought up on the Birley Estate in Sheffield. One of the earliest volunteers at Free Cakes for Kids Sheffield, Kath regularly bakes and helps out at cake baking workshops across the city.


Kath said, "I've been baking nearly from the beginning of Sheffield Cakes for Kids.  My daughter-in-law heard about the organisation and thought that I would be interested, she was right. I love the idea that you can do something as simple and as pleasurable as baking a birthday cake and it can make a real difference to a young person a...

March 6, 2016


Volunteer Gill Hughes makes the most delicious Welsh fruit cake - Bara Brith. Gill has kindly shared the recipe she uses below. Enjoy!



  • 1 kg Mixed Fruit

  • 5 cups self-raising flour

  • 2 cups water

  • 8oz butter or soft margarine (I use Bertolli)

  • 2 large eggs


Put fruit, water and butter/fat into a saucepan – stir and bring to boil – do not leave to boil for more than a few seconds though

Put pan to one side until the mixture goes cold.

Mix in the eggs.  DO NOT BEAT IN.

Add the sieved flour, mix well.

Put i...

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