Friday, May 21st,
2021, Nationwide


The Great Irish Bake

Get involved with Great Irish Bake to raise much needed dough for Temple Street and Crumlin. Proudly supported by Gem.

Friday, May 21st, 2021 , Nationwide

April 8, 2021
Adam’s Story

Adam’s Story

  This year’s Great Irish Bake will raise vital funds to support sick children in CHI ...

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Saoírse’s Story

Saoírse’s Story

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April 23, 2020
Gravity Defying Cake Recipe

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Noah enjoying his delicious cakes!

The Great Irish Bake is one of Ireland’s biggest baking events and one of the most important dates in our events calendar. Every year we ask people all around the country to sign up and host a ‘Great Irish Bake’ in their home, work place, school, college or crèche. It’s a really simple and fun event that makes a huge impact on the sick children in our care.

“Every single person we met touched our lives with such positivity and passion for where they were working and what they were doing. The level of patient care and patient focus is second to none.

Tracy Kilgannon, Noah's Mum

Great Irish Bake ICAN 4
Cakes Galore!

The Great Irish Bake started in 2009, with more and more people participating each year hosting bake sales and raising money for our little patients in Temple Street! It’s an incredible achievement proving that it’s the simple things that make all the difference!



There is nothing sweeter than a smile on the face of a sick child. That’s why this May, all across the country, thousands of people are putting on their aprons, taking out their rolling pins and dusting off their recipe books – to help raise urgently needed funds for sick children in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street. Will you join us?

Please note – The Great Irish Bake is just a few days away and we cannot guarantee that your baking kit will arrive on time in the post if you register after Friday, 14th May. Simply click Downloads & Recipes above for a whole selection of printable tools, resources and decorations to help make your baking activity a huge success!

To get involved, simply fill in your details below and we will send you out our Great Irish Baking Kit. This fantastic fundraising pack includes:

  • Our inspirational and exclusive Great Irish Bake recipe book, with delicious sweet and savoury recipes from celebrated chef Donal Skehan and some from our little chefs Saoírse and Adam. Balloons, Stickers, Poster, Collection box and lots more.

… everything that you need to make sure your event is a huge success!!



Downloads & Recipes

Give your bake sale a splash of colour with these fantastic Great Irish Bake downloads. From bunting and posters to invites and cake toppers – your event is going to be a smash-hit!


Cake Topper



Gram Converter


Poster 2

Yummy Paddle

Yucky Paddle


How To Guide


Price List

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February 21, 2020
Pancake Taco Recipe by Gem

Pancake Taco Recipe by Gem

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How does it work?

The Great Irish Bake for Temple Street and Crumlin, proudly supported by Gem, couldn’t be simpler; it is exactly what it says on the tin – a baking fundraiser! So why not sign up today to take part this May.

“Myself and my colleagues took part in the Great Irish Bake off last year. It’s a fantastic concept that created a real buzz in the office and brought out all the ‘star bakers’!”

Caroline Dalton, Bank of Ireland

All we ask is that you sign up, have fun baking, and raise vital funds for our hospital. Please follow our ‘how to’ steps below:


  • Register here – we’ll send you a toolkit with balloons, posters and tasty tips
  • Shout about it – let your friends & family and colleagues know about your ‘Great Irish Bake’
  • Decorate – visit our downloads page and print our fab bunting, posters, stickers etc.
  • Take a whisk – ask everyone you know to get baking for your big event
  • Submit your hard earned dough – you can pay online or by lodging it into the bank.

We really hope you enjoy being involved in The Great Irish Bake 2021. You will be making an important and vital difference to our hospital and our patients.


Are you interested in hosting a Great Irish Bake but worried about what to do? Above all, please stay safe and follow the most up to date Government advice. We have some ideas below that can apply to different restriction levels. Please plan according to the advice at the time of your activities. We have a list of inspirational ideas here for you to try out whether you are at home, work, school or virtual!

Great Irish Bake with Family and Friends

· Catch up with friends and family over cake. Have a virtual chat or afternoon tea on a video call.

· Cake decorating competition with family.

· If you are a good baker, share your talent and put on a video tutorial. Ask for a donation to attend!

· Deliver some treats to your neighbours for a donation.

Great Irish Bake in Schools

· Have a Home economics class hold a bake sale using their skills learned in class

· Travel the world – bake specialty sweets from faraway places and experience something exotic

· Cupcake decorating competition – sell your creations to students & teachers afterwards

· Sugar Craft competition – Get some fondant and shape your favourite animals!

Great Irish Bake at Work

· Connecting can be hard at the moment. Use the Great Irish Bake as a time for a tea break and cake with colleagues

· Have a baking competition or a decorating/sugarcraft competition to see who wins the Golden Measuring Cup!

· Have a good recipe? Put on a video tutorial for your teammates and ask for a donation to attend.

Great Irish Bake in Bakeries

· Bakeries, cake shops and cafes can get involved by donating a portion of their proceeds for a day to Crumlin and Temple Street or have a collection tin in their shop seeking donations from customers.

· Hold a baking demonstration online via video to show off your cooking skills and teach attendees a new skill! Ask for a donation to attend!

· Choose an item in your shop which you are happy to give a percentage of proceeds to Crumlin and Temple Street for all sales on a day of your choosing.

We would also love to see pictures of your day baking so please forward any photos to or share them on social tagging us and using #GreatIrishBake