How can a cup cake make a difference to a child's life in Africa?
If you visit a child in a township or informal settlement in South Africa you'd be surprised that not only do the majority of children not know they have a surname, they can't tell you how old they are either?
Very few have ever had a birthday celebrated, let alone a cake or a party and gifts.
The Viva Foundation in The Alaskan Informal Settlement in Mamelodi are changing this by sponsoring every child who attends there Early Learning Centres to have a birthday, to feel special and to feel valued.
Here is one of many cakes I baked for a child's birthday.
This little girl was so excited to have a cake she dived into head first.
Over a two year period I baked over 3000 cupcakes, I handed them out over christmas, easter, at family days, to orphanages, random people on the streets. I've baked cup cakes for several families as a donation towards a child's funeral as requested. I turned up at nearly every facility I visited with cup cakes.
I received many donations from family for ingredients, or friends baked for me to help me out with larger events.
I designed individual cakes, made red velvet and chocolate cakes. I had help from the kids and hubby with loading the car and delivering.
So can I tempt you with a cup cake? or maybe a small donation for when I return to South Africa in October for 5 weeks to help out with collecting and distributing 10,000 christmas gifts to disadvantaged children in Pretoria. To work with Dignity Dreams to fundraise for sanitary pads to enable young girls to remain in education.
If you would like to donate please click here.