My name is
Suzy Pelta and I am the Official Blogger for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Blooming Great Tea Party Campaign!
Last year I won ITV1’s Lorraine Cake Club Competition with my Chocolate and Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.
Since then, I have launched my baking blog suzypeltabakes.com and two ranges of gourmet baking kits - ‘Bake With Suzy’ & ‘Keep Calm And Carry On Baking Kits’ which are sold all around the world! I absolutely love to bake - especially with my three children, and I really love to create fun and interesting recipes.
I will be baking lots of delicious things for my Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party. This fantastic campaign invites people to host a tea party between June and July and raise money for their fabulous nurses. The charity provides free hands-on care to people with a terminal illnesses in their own homes. Hosting a tea party is a great excuse to get together and do something good.
I will be hosting my Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party in June and planning is already well underway. I have asked a number of local ladies who run their own cake businesses to help me out by baking for the party. They are all incredibly skilled in sugarcraft and I am very excited to see their work!
I have come up with a recipe for a special Lemon Custard Cream Cake. It’s yellow and blue – the colours fit in perfectly with Marie Curie and like all of my recipes, it is very easy to make, and really yummy!
I will be making bunting from the Blooming Great Tea Party pack and I will also be making my own cake signs. I cut coloured card with shaped scissors and stick a toothpick to the back. I write the name of the baked goods on the front in nice writing and either stick the toothpick to the plate or into the cake/cookie/muffin itself!
I will be having a few games at my party, including ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’ - with the winner, winning the jar! I will be selling my baking kits and a local lady will be selling clothes. A great way to fundraise is to have a raffle, and I am very lucky that lots of businesses near me have been generous and have donated fantastic prizes, like a £25 voucher for my local butcher, a facial & a bespoke handbag!
Hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party is so worthwhile and if you enjoy craft and baking, it is a great opportunity to showcase your skills.
for your free fundraising pack. I received recipe cards,bunting to cut and make, invites and posters. The best thing about the Blooming Great Tea Party is that is doesn’t have to be some lavish affair, it can simply be a chance to get together with a few friends enjoy a cuppa and a natter - whilst raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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