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How to organise a Cake Sale in aid of Headway Suffolk

The great thing about cake sales is they are relatively quick and easy to organise but bring in lots of much needed funds.

Getting started:

Where and when?

Cake sales are versatile and can be held in lots of places and there are lots of opportunities for you to hold one. Your child’s school, your work, your home, club/ group meeting, local library are all great options. You could coincide your cake sale by holding it on or near a celebration day e.g. heart shape cakes for Valentine’s Day or spooky cakes for Halloween.

Get baking

You need to decide on the cakes and goodies that you want to sell at your cake sale. You can also ask friends, family and colleagues if they can make a batch of cakes for the sale.

Tip – When deciding on cakes it’s worth working out the cost of the ingredients and what you can charge. You don’t want to spend too much on expensive ingredients. A simple biscuit or slice of Victoria cake is just as appealing and less expensive to make.

It’s handy to have a list of ingredients for each cake or treat in case any of your customers have allergies.

What you need to hold your cake sale

  • Ingredients to bake cakes and treats
  • Napkins or paper plates
  • Collection box for money
  • Some change for your first few customers
  • Price tags or stickers
  • Paper bags or something to wrap cakes to takeaway
  • Poster or leaflet

Sell like hot cakes

Let as many people you know about the sale, email colleagues, add to newsletters, invite friends and family tell them to bring their friends. If it’s at your child’s school ask the school to put up posters for staff and children.

Enjoy your day

Use the day to let everyone know why you are supporting Headway Suffolk.And of course enjoy a tasty cake or two! We love to know what our lovely fundraisers are up to, so please remember to send us your pictures and stories.


Thank you for choosing to support the team at Headway Suffolk. Everything you raise however big or small will help us continue to provide an Outstanding rated service for traumatic brain injuries and neurological conditions. Our work couldn’t continue without our communities support.

If you have any questions or need further information, please get in touch [email protected].