Joining the movement is easy. As a shared idea, Free Cakes for Kids does not have a centralized office or approval process. Rather, we work as a caring community of volunteers that help and look after each other.
Step 1: Check the map!
Is someone already baking in your area? Then get in touch. Experienced volunteers will help you join and become a responsible volunteer yourself.
Step 2: Nobody active in your community?
Then you have to be the first and do the groundwork yourself. Read The Cookbook, our community guide to getting started:
It contains all the information that you need to learn about the cause, understand your obligations, and find a mentor who will accompany you on your journey.
The idea behind Free Cakes for Kids is simple: we bake for families, who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. All cakes are baked 100% by volunteers, who operate locally and independently in their own private kitchens.
Founded in December 2008 by Henriette Lundgren in Oxford, Free Cakes for Kids has grown to nearly 60 groups and many more volunteers across the country. As a shared idea, it is open to anyone who cares for cake and their community.
For more information on the movement, its history, and values, please read The Cookbook.