Looking for ideas and advice for fundraising

Forum: Cake Decorating Business

I`ll be helping to raise some money over the summer for one of my sons friends. They were best friends through nursery and primary school and even though they go to different schools now, they remain close friends. My son`s friend also happens to have autism.
We`ll be helping to raise money to get him an autism assistance dog.
So I`m looking for cake-related fundraising ideas. I was thinking of a cake raffle, I`m hoping that could raise more than an auction. Or a cake stall at a craft fair?
But does anyone have any other ideas of things I could do?
All ideas and advice welcome, Thanks, Julie xx

Julie Cains Cakes

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The Custom Cakery ...

What about buying lots so you designate that you’ll be selling 200 tickets at £2 each and the winner gets a cake? You could specify what type of cake (for example a chocolate explosion cake) or you could set a max amount ‘to the value of’. That way it’s a small outlay, same as a lotto ticket, but with much better odds of a result!

Karen's Kakery ...

Maybe you could offer to host a children’s cupcake party if you state a set price and number (say £20 for a party of 10-12 children for example), and do the draw as usual. If you host for free but cover materials you’ll be able to do it cheaper but will probably get more takers if it looks like a good cheap party option. As long as your insurance covers you for teaching/demonstrating you’ll be ok. It could be a decorate your own cake party………..

Julie Cain ...

Great ideas, thanks. I didn`t even know I`d need separate insurance to teach….good job I don`t teach then :)
I`ll let you know how it goes xx

Nanna Lyn Cakes ...

I have just made a cake for a “Guess the weight” theme, closest guess takes the cake x

Karen's Kakery ...

That’s a great idea Lyn x

Julie Cain ...

Thanks All for your ideas. I`ll actually be doing 2 fundraising cakes….a guess the weight cake at a fun day (thank you Lyn x) and an online raffle where each £2 donation to the letsgo page gets one entry into a draw. My next question is….does anyone understand facebook? I only started it yesterday but my reach has instantly dropped to less than 100. Any ideas how I can extend my reach, esp locally? Thanks xx

Nanna Lyn Cakes ...

You’re very welcome Julie, hope you raise lots of money. 😉😉

The Custom Cakery ...

You could do a paid ad. You can target your local area and even age and gender etc. Starts from £3 which gets you 24hrs and a reach of about 2k I think… x