March 2016; Fundraising for Wave 105's 1000 Faces
@MrBakersCakes @Checkatrade #EasterCake Well done on smashing your #fundraising target for all #wave1000faces #community
September 2015; Power of the internet put to good use
Sarah Pollard, director of Free From Temptation Ltd, praises a fellow Fareham baker for using his talent to raise money for charity.
WE LOVE to support our fellow Fareham bakers, particularly when they raise money for chairty and this story is simply wonderful.
Local teacher, Rob Baker-Gall – the mastermind behind Mr Baker's Cakes – is raffling one of his amazing cakes to raise money for the children and families of Ocean Ward, a specialist unit providing paediatric cardiac care at Southampton General Hospital.
Rob's Harry Potter cake recently caused a bit of a stir online when it generated 41,000 likes and 11,000 comments.
As a result his Facebook page likes rocketed from about 2,000 to 8,800 virtually overnight.
Rob wanted to use this extra attention to do something positive or, as he terms it, ‘bake a difference’.
Read the full article at http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/power-of-the-internet-put-to-good-use-1-6969437.
August 2015; Community News - In the mood for baking up a storm
Entrepreneur Sara Pollard is preparing for The Great Gluten Free Bake Off in aid of baby charity Tommy's
Last year, 20 people entered the competition, with a fantastic array of cakes and cupcakes given for us to auction off on the day.
It was a hard call, but with a little help from fellow cake maker judges – Niki Tomkinson, Oliver Dakin and Leanne Oliver-Pulford – we rightly crowned local teacher Rob Baker-Gall the winner, after he supplied us with a beautiful hat cake.
It was simply stunning and tasted divine too!
Since winning the competition, Rob is fast becoming one of the most talented hobby cake makers I have had the pleasure of knowing.
He's an amazingly gifted cake decorator and has a blogging page on Facebook called ‘Mr Bakers Cakes’ which showcases his fantastic creations.
Despite his talent, his first love will always be teaching, at Harrison Primary School, in Fareham.
The kids genuinely love him and so do the other teachers, especially when he's brought a new cake creation in to test!
This year, the Great Gluten Free Bake Off will be fundraising money for the baby charity Tommy's.
As you will have read in last weeks column, Tommy's is a charity very close to my heart and a cause for which I strongly believe more awareness needs to be raised to help those affected.
It's A Baking Thing
Mr Baker's Cakes is known for his extravagant work with brightly coloured sugarpastes and this bake is certainly testement to that. We particularly like the extent of the detail on this festival themed cake. Every single decoration has been hand moulded and is completely edible, from sunglasses and tickets to cups moulded out of gumpaste, leading to a fun design filled with plenty of personal touches.
April 2015; #BakingChat with Mr Baker's Cakes
It's A Baking Thing
Recently, I was invited to have a chat about all things baking with itsabakingthing.com. Read the full article at the link below.
November 2014; Gluten Free Bake Off
MORE than £300 was raised for Children in Need at a cake sale.
Free From Temptation Ltd hopes to raise £200 through its cake sale and raffle but beat its target.
The Fareham firm managed to raise £362 to help disadvantaged kids around the UK.
It also held a Great Gluten-Free Bake Off.
Director Sara Pollard said: ‘At the bake-off, we crowned primary school teacher Rob Baker-Gall the winner of our competition to raise awareness of coeliac disease.
‘He made us fantastic cake. When sold off in the Children in Need bake sale after, one slice sold for a whopping £25.’
The raffle also helped towards the total with prizes donated from Go Bowling, Monkey Business, Tesco, Grace James Hair Studio and Lady Chocolate.