Settle down, guys. I’m about to get my charity on.
St. Mungo’s Broadway is a charity which helps people who have found themselves homeless by providing them not only with shelter but also support with the initial issues that caused them to become homeless. They help about 25,000 a year. They’re amazing.
Being homeless must be absolutely awful, and this is a seriously good charity doing seriously good things. I work for a charity and I am all for charities that don’t just act as a sticking plaster but try and help the source of the problem. When they got in touch asking me to write a post about them, I was more than happy to.
St. Mungo’s Broadway is asking people to raise money for them on the 30th January. They’d like to raise £60,000 this year, and there are lots of different ways we can do that.
The one that you will probably be most interested in is selling cakes. Minky Kitten has created this cupcake recipe which you could sell and donate the money to the charity. Or you could bid on the celebrity hat auction to win a hat worn by Hugh Jackman, Vivienne Westwood or Eddie Redmayne. Or you could just donate £3 by texting WOOL05 to 70070.
Either way, let me know how you get on!
- 200g self raising flour
- 115g caster sugar
- 110g softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 110ml orange juice
- 300g softened butter
- 700g icing sugar
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 100g orange fondant icing
- Preheat oven to 180c / 350F / Gas mark 4.
- Line a cupcake baking tray with paper liners.
- Place butter, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well until creamy.
- In another bowl add the baking powder, salt and flower and stir together.
- Slowly add the ingredients into the creamed egg yolk mixture, alternating with a little orange juice each time until all the ingredients are combined.
- Beat the egg whites and fold carefully into the mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into the cup cake liners, up to about 2/3 full.
- Place in the oven and bake for around 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely
- Place butter, orange juice and icing sugar into a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy.
- If mixture is too stiff add a little more orange juice.
- Pipe onto the cupcakes.
- Use orange fondant icing to shape into a woolly hat and place on top of butter icing.
- (Roll a large sphere and cut into half. Roll a small sphere and spike with a cocktail stick to give woolly effect, place on top of cut sphere. Roll fondant icing out and cut a strip to wrap around bottom of cut sphere)