Good things come to those who bake

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● Step-by-step guide to holding a truly scrumptious

bake sale

● Bite-size tips to make fundraising as easy as pie ● Delicious chocolate chip banana bread recipe

● Technical Challenge: Individual paris-brests, from

the Great Sport Relief Bake Off Show.

● An event poster to make your delicious bakes sell

like hot cakes

● Beautiful bunting to dress up your bake sale ● Price and ingredients tags and labels for your

baked goodies

● A showstopper sweepstake

poster to add some cake-inspired competition

● Information on how to

pay in your fabulous fundraising money

Good things come to those who bake

In your kit are all the ingredients for a brilliant bake sale:


Roll up, roll up for your Great Sport Relief Bake Off. Thank you for choosing

to hold a bake sale for Sport Relief – it makes you a star baker in our eyes.

And, a warm welcome to your Great Sport Relief Bake Off Kit, a handy blend

of tips, tools and tasty ideas on how to put on a showstopping bake sale and

raise some serious dough for Sport Relief.




Here are 10 simple steps to make organising your bake sale a piece of cake.


The more the merrier, so get friends, colleagues and family in on the baking action. They could bake a few treats or help out on the day.


Find a venue that you can use for free – your

home, work, local sports centre, place of worship or community hall.


Pick a date for your bake sale as soon as you’ve chosen the venue to avoid double bookings.


Time your bake sale for elevenses, lunch or

afternoon tea, when people are most likely to fancy a sweet bite.


Don’t be shy. Tell everyone about your bake sale, in person, on Facebook, Twitter, email and noticeboards in the lead-up to the big day. Use our readymade poster in this kit and, for even more ideas, check out our Promote your Fundraising Guide.

Of all the money raised by the public for Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference right here at home, in the UK. The other 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities. The money you raise can do incredible things.


Take plenty of containers and sandwich bags in case anyone wants their baked treats “to go”. People will buy more cakes if they have something to take them home in.

7 Extras on the side like tea, coffee or soft drinks to

wash down all that cake will help you raise a bit more cash too.

8 Have a list of ingredients next to your cakes for

people with allergies. You can use the cake tags and labels in this kit to label your nut-free or gluten-free bakes.


Bring a small float with you so that you have enough spare change for people, and make your cake prices round numbers to make things easier.


Use the sweepstake poster to raise an easy

£18 extra.

Bake it better:

The average Sport Relief baker raises an amazing £180. This £180 can make a world of difference for people living incredibly tough lives here at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.

£180 could provide professional training and one-to-one support to two people who are caring for loved ones with dementia.

£180 could train a midwife to provide life-saving care for thousands of pregnant mothers and newborns in Africa.


A pick and mix of tried and tested

ideas to really help your fundraising

rise to the occasion.

1 Have a look at the Food Standards Agency’s tips on staying safe and hygienic in the kitchen: caterers/food-hygiene/charity-community-groups

2 If you're thinking of holding a raffle, check the rules with your local authority or the Gambling Commission first.

3 If you're holding your sale on private property, make sure you ask permission from the owner first.

The legal bit:

Have your cake and eat it – how to run a safe and legal bake sale.

4 You will need a licence from your local authority if you are collecting money in a public place, for more details on this visit

5 If you're planning to use some of the money to cover costs you are required to have a fundraising agreement – please email for information.

The Great British Bake Off is a registered Trade Mark owned by Love Productions Ltd. [Comic Relief and Sport Relief] are registered Trade Marks owned by Comic Relief Ltd. Your right to use these Trade Marks is limited to your Bake Sale and the activities outlined in this Sport Relief Bake Off Kit. Please do not attempt to use or associate yourself with the Trade Marks in any other way.


Have a lucky cupcake. Ask a local business to donate a prize, add a sticker to the bottom of the cupcake, and whoever picks it wins. Simply brilliant.


Guess the weight of the cake – pay to enter and

whoever guesses closest to the real weight wins the cake.


Fill a cookie jar with cookies or sweets; everyone pays to enter and the person who guesses nearest to the actual number wins the jar.


Download and hang up the Bake Off Sweepstake Poster and ask people to pay to play.


Bring your icing kit along and offer to personalise cupcakes for your customers and charge a little extra for this.


Make up recipe cards and sell them alongside your cakes.


If you’re having the cake sale at work, you could ask your employer to match the funds you raise.


Have a money box at the door so that people can

give a little extra if they want.


You could make your bake sale part of a bigger event like a clothes swap or quiz.


Let everyone know about your event using our Promote your Fundraising Guide.



Bakers, grab your aprons

Doesn’t the Orla Kiely apron, designed for the Great Sport Relief Bake Off look nice? It’s available from HomeSense, TK Maxx, and, for just £12.99, with at least £5.25 from each purchase going to Sport Relief.




Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan), 350°F, Gas 4. Grease the tin with butter and line the base and two short sides with a long strip of baking paper.


Gently melt the butter in a small pan over a low heat, or in the microwave. Leave to cool.


Put the flour, salt, muscovado sugar, pecan or walnut pieces and dark chocolate chips into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon, crushing any big lumps of sugar.


Put the peeled bananas onto a large plate and mash them fairly roughly with a fork – you don’t want a smooth purée, it’s better to have some small lumps left in to give a little texture to the cake. Add the bananas to the bowl with the eggs and the cooled melted butter, then mix together for 1 minute, using a wooden spoon, until everything is well combined.


Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and spread it around evenly, getting it right into the corners of the tin.


Bake for 55 minutes until the top of the cake is a good golden brown. Check your cake is cooked by inserting a cocktail stick or skewer into the centre; if it comes out clean, it is ready. Test it in a few other spots, too, in case you hit a lump of molten chocolate.


Stand the tin on a wire rack and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Run

a round-bladed knife around the inside of the tin to loosen the cake, then carefully lift it out using

the ends of the lining paper. Leave it on the wire rack until it is completely cold, then peel off the lining paper.






a slice The fabulous Great

Sport Relief Bake Off Book is as jam-packed as a Victoria Sponge with tasty tips, recipes and ideas to help you serve ua show stopping bake sale. p

Available from Sainsbury’s, and all good book stores for just £2.50 with £2.00 from each book going to Sport Relief.


MAKES: 1 large loaf cake

100g unsalted butter 250g self-raising flour Good pinch of sea salt 150g light muscovado sugar 100g plain pecan or walnut pieces 50g dark chocolate chips

250g peeled very ripe bananas (2–3 depending on size)

2 medium eggs, at room temperature, beaten

Banana bread is a classic all-in-one cake. This one

has a lovely dense texture, so there is no need for baking powder.

Dark brown bananas add intense flavour and sweetness.





For the choux:

80g water 60g milk Pinch of salt Pinch of sugar 55g butter 112g strong flour 3 eggs

1 egg, for egg wash Flaked almonds

For the filling:

600ml double cream 1 vanilla pod

For the praline:

200g caster sugar 100g hazelnuts



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade, fan.


Put the water, milk, salt, sugar and butter in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the butter has just melted.


Turn the heat up and add the flour to the mix.


Remove the pan from the heat and beat vigorously until a soft dough is formed that comes away from the sides of the pan. Return to the heat and cook out for at least five minutes.


Allow to cool slightly and then gradually beat in the egg until a

soft glossy dough is formed.


Put the pastry into a piping bag, and snip a generous hole.


Pipe four rings approximately 10cm in diameter. It's best if each

ring is piped in one motion.


Lightly brush the top with egg wash. Then sprinkle flaked almonds over the top of the choux.


Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Turn the heat down to 160 degrees fan and bake until the choux is golden and well risen for a further 10 minutes.


Once baked, immediately slice the rings in half horizontally and return to the oven to dry out for approximately 3-4 minutes.


To make the praline, melt the caster sugar in a pan over a

medium heat until the sugar has melted and a caramel colour is achieved. Add the hazelnuts to the pan and swirl so the hazelnuts are coated in the caramel. Pour out onto non-stick silicon paper and allow to cool and harden.


Once cool, blitz the praline in a mini food processor into a fine dust.


Slice the vanilla pod in half and scrape out the seeds, stirring

them through the cream. Softly whip the cream. Place into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.


Sprinkle half the praline onto the bottom halves of the choux rings. Then pipe the cream in a generous circular motion over the praline.


Sprinkle the remaining praline over the cream and put the pastry

ring lids on top.


Dust with icing sugar and place on serving plates.




Good luck!




Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland). Photo credit: Tom Dymond. SR16_124





The Legal Bit: 1. This sweepstake is an exempt lottery under the Gambling Act 2005 and is promoted by: _____________________________________________________________________________________ (please write the name and address of the promoter here, i.e. the person responsible for collecting the money). 2. This poster is for use in Great Britain only. 3. The promoter and the entrants must be 18 or over. 4. Your sweepstake must be conducted as a workplace or resident’s lottery. This means that people are only eligible to enter if they either work in the same premises as the promoter, or live in the same premises as the promoter. 5. You may only display this poster or advertise the sweepstake on the relevant premises (see before). 6. The rights of any entrant are not transferable to any other person (and any attempt to transfer them will be treated as ineffective). 7. Each entrant agrees that, if they win, the promoter will donate half the money collected to Sport Relief on behalf of the winner. 8. The promoter is responsible for ensuring the sweepstake is run properly – Sport Relief is not a promoter and does not accept any responsibility for your sweepstake. Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland). Photo credit: Lucille Flood. Cakes by

Dash of Icing

Bake It Like Beckham

Fruit Punch

Sticky Wicket

Chomping at the Bit Wheelie Sweet

Lemon Dribble Slam Dunker

Field of Cream

Soggy Bottoms

Golden Set

Icing on the Cake

Scrum-my Tee Cake Splash of Icing Cup Cake Ace of Bakes Lucky Bake

This Bake Off sweepstake is a quick and easy way to raise £18. For a suggested £2 per guess, simply get everyone to write their name underneath their chosen cake. The winner keeps half the cash and the rest goes to Sport Relief to help change lives. Go to after 3pm on Friday 18th March to see who the winner is.

Pay it in:

The money you raise for Sport Relief can be paid in online at or sent in by cheque, made payable to ‘Sport Relief 2016 (Bake Off)’, to Sport Relief 2016, EY, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG.


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Add the finishing touches to your bake sale

with some readymade bunting for the venue.



Print out the sheet as many times as you need.


Cut out each section of bunting along the dotted line.


Fold the tab over and attach to some string or ribbon

with tape or glue.


Hang up and decorate around your bake sale.



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Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

201 6 Sport Relie f is an initiativ e of Comic R elief, r egister

ed Scotland) ales); SC039730 ( ngland and W charity 326568 (E


Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

201 6 Sport Relie f is an initiativ e of Comic R elief, r egister

ed Scotland) ales); SC039730 ( ngland and W charity 326568 (E


Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)


Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)




Print out the sheet as many times as you need.


Cut out each label/tag along the dotted line.


For the tags, punch a hole where indicated and thread string or ribbon through the hole and attach to your plates of cakes.


For the labels, just fold in half and you’re done.


Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland). Photo credits: Victoria Dawe, Lucille Flood.

For office use only. Event code: 220


First name

Last name

Organisation (if applicable)

Job title (if applicable)

Your / your organisation’s address



Number of cheques

Total amount


Thank you for supporting Sport Relief. To keep our costs as low as possible we only send Thank You certificates if they’re requested. If you’d like one, please tick this box:

Please note this slip is for paying in your fundraising money by post only and cannot be used to pay in at a bank. If you have any queries please email us at

People like you are like gold dust to us so, if you enjoyed being a part of Sport Relief, we’d love you to be a part of our future campaigns too. It’d mean we may send you a couple of things per year by post, such as a Fundraising Kit. We also never share anyone’s details with other organisations. If you’d rather not though, you can tick this box.

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Cheques should be made payable to ‘Sport Relief 2016 (Bake Off)’ and posted to:

Sport Relief, EY, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG. Please send your cheques with the following form:



for raising all that dough –

you’re a star! All that’s left to do is pay it in.

The easiest way is to do it online but you

can also pay in at the bank or post office.



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