CRY Great Cake Bake 2018

Save young lives one slice at a time

Be part of the CRY Great Cake Bake during CRY’s raising awareness week in 2018 (17th – 25th November). Register online and receive your free CRY Great Cake Bake Booklet and Bake Sale pack.

As we look to build of the success of last year’s event, we are hoping that 2018 will push us towards the milestone of £150,000 raised from this event since we launched the CRY Great Cake Bake in 2012!

Get the CRY Great Cake Bake pack

Register online and receive your free CRY Great Cake Bake Booklet & Cake Bake pack.

Included in the Cake Bake pack:

  • CRY Cake Toppers
  • Bake Sale Invitations
  • Bake Sale Bunting
  • CRY Cake Name Cards
  • Poster to help raise awareness and advertise your event.

The cost of production of this booklet and other materials have kindly been covered by a donation of £1000 by The Family Building Society

CRY Cake Toppers

CRY have had cake and cupcake rice paper toppers produced by included in our Cake Bake Packs.

You can buy extra cake and cupcake rice paper toppers with the Great Cake Bake and CRY logos on to help raise vital funds for CRY.

You can order them from their website for only £1.20 per sheet. For every sale of the CRY cake  and cupcake toppers, 25% will be donated to CRY. 

Competition Time

This year we have a £20 Lakeland voucher up for grabs. All runners up will also receive one of our special CRY Goody Bags! We would like to pass these on to you to thank you for your support of this year’s Great Cake Bake. We will be awarding these based on the following categories:

  1. Best cake design for the GCB 2018 (1st prize is the £20 Lakeland voucher, 2 runners up will also receive a goody bag).
  2. Most awareness raised (must be tagged with CRY social media in the post) @CRY_UK #CRYGreatCakeBake(1st, 2nd and 3rd prize is a goody bag).
  3. Best name for our new CRY Great Cake Bake Logo. Send us your suggestions via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #CRYGreatCakeBake (1st prize is a goody bag).

We will close this competition on Wednesday 31st January 2019. Good luck to everybody who is taking part.

Boosting your Cake Bake "Dough"

We have come up with a few ideas to help you raise even more from your cake sale…

  • Set up an online fundraising page for those that can’t make it but want to support your efforts.
  • Send out an email/social media message with pictures of what’s on sale. Who can resist a cake when they can see how delicious they look!
  • Set up a sweepstake to add to the fun. You could make it based on the number of sweets on the cake, the name of the gingerbread man or the weight of your showstopper! Ask everyone to donate a couple of pounds to enter and give half of the total to the winner and add the other half to your cake sales!
  • Has somebody made a cake that Mary Berry would be proud of? Instead of selling individual slices, why not sell raffle tickets for the whole cake so the winner gets to take it all!
  • If you have children (or colleagues!) why not offer them the chance to ice their own cupcake for a donation and make it a competition for the most imaginative.
  • Don’t forget the collection box for any donations of loose change that people might give you!

Got any leftovers? Why not find the local food bank or homeless shelter to save you from eating any cakes that haven’t sold at the end of the day!

Have you thought about promoting Christmas Cards at your Great Cake Bake Event?

We can send you up to 20 packs of our CRY Christmas Cards on a sale or return basis to sell at your event. The deadline for ordering cards on sale or return is Friday 16th November 2018 and any unsold packs need to be returned to the CRY office before Monday the 3rd December 2018. Alternatively, we can send you larger quantities of our Christmas Card leaflets to distribute at your event.

For more information and to request your cards and/or leaflets, please email

The CRY Great Cake Bake 2017

The sixth CRY Great Cake Bake took place on Friday 24th November 2017. We would like to thank everybody who took part in the CRY Great Cake Bake and for helping to make the event such a success.

You can read more about last year’s event on our website here.

We would love to hear about your Great Cake Bake Events

We would like to see the wonderful cakes and cake stalls our supporters have created for this years event. Please use the button below to upload your pictures and some information about your Great Cake Bake. Please remember to include any information if it is in memory of anyone or in support of a particular person.