What is Caketober?


How does Caketober work?

Caketober is a month long celebration combining the perfect pairing of cakes and fancy dress. We are inviting companies, organizations and groups of friends to put on a bake sale and don their finest fancy dress day in their office, building or home.

Gather together your colleagues and friends and pick a day in October when you’d like to host your Caketober event. It just takes a couple of minutes to sign up and don’t forget to take a look at some of our recipes if you need a little inspiration…

Want to eat more good-cause cake?

A number of Manchester’s finest eateries will be joining the Caketober cause for 2016. Check back soon to find out which coffee shops and eateries across the city will be making a donation to Forever Manchester every time they sell one of their ‘Caketober’ cakes during October. Now there are even more ways you can eat your way to that feel-good factor!

I am a coffee shop / restaurant / bar / eaterie / cake purveyor and I want to help!

That’s great…find out more about how you can get involved here.

What does Caketober raise money for?

Forever Manchester funds and supports thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester. Over the last 25 years Forever Manchester have delivered over £35million into local communities benefiting 1.1million people. You can help them reach this target by signing up today!

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