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


Are you interested in hosting a Great Irish Bake but worried about what to do? We have a list of inspirational ideas here for you to try out whether you are at home, work or school.

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  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
  • Why not ask your local bakery or shop to donate some plain cakes or biscuits and get the kids to decorate them at crèche?
  • Set up a stall outside your home at the end of the day to sell any remaining treats.

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 far away places and experience something exotic
  • Cupcake decorating competition – sell your creations to students & teachers afterwards

Great Irish Bake at Work

  • Brunch – breakfast is certainly the best meal of the day so why not give your colleagues the kick start they need with breads, scones and muffins when they arrive in the morning
  • Morning tea – meet and greet with colleagues and share some sweets over a coffee break
  • High tea with the girls

Great Irish Bake with Friends

  • Cupcakes and champagne for a girls’ special day
  • Treat your mum – get together with friends and their mums for an afternoon tea, scones and other tasty treats
  • Have a pot luck gathering were everyone brings their own treats, then have a guessing game one who baked what

Great Irish Bake in Bakeries

  • Bakeries, cake shops and cafes can get involved by donating a portion of their proceeds for a day to Temple Street or have a collection tin in their shop seeking donations from customers.
  • Hold a baking demonstration in your store to show off your cooking skills

Choose an item in your shop which you are happy to give a percentage of proceeds to Temple Street and Crumlin 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