The Great Garden Cake Bake

This June, open your gardens, invite your friends and family round for cake and drinks and take part in Essex Wildlife Trust’s Great Garden Cake Bake!

Please help support our conservation work across the county. To raise important funds, we are inviting you to sign-up and register to host a Great Garden Cake Bake in your own garden, this June.



Leaders of the pack
After registering, you will receive a Great Garden Cake Bake Pack, containing top tips for organising your cake bake, a poster and invitation templates and some fantastic recipes:
• Easy Lemon Curd Cake – Waitrose
• Fantastically Fruity Cheddar Scones – Waitrose
• Triple Chocolate Brownie - Milsom Hotels & Restaurants
• Manjari Chocolate Delice - Seven Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
• Carrot Cupcake - Double S Cakes, Brentwood
• Flower Cupcake - The Gourmet Cupcake Company, Chelmsford

Bake to victory
We will be running two competitions and offering prizes for your amazing cakes:
• Best Decorated Cake
1st prize: Afternoon Tea for Two, kindly donated by Perrywood, Tiptree
2nd prize: Cream Tea for Two at one of our visitor centres
• Best Wildlife-themed Cake
1st prize: Afternoon Tea for Two, kindly donated by the Seven Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

2nd prize: a signed copy of Chris Packham’s most recent book, ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir’

Snap happy
Before your guests devour your great cake bakes please take some pictures and post them on Essex Wildlife Trust’s Facebook page or tag us in your Instagram photo #essexwildlifetrust, or email them to us at:, no later than Sunday 15 July.

The Great Garden Cake Bake at Abbotts Hall Farm

Saturday 2 June 2018, midday-4.00pm
On the first Saturday in June we are opening the beautiful gardens at Abbotts Hall Farm, home to Essex Wildlife Trust’s main offices. Come and join us for a cream tea - £3.50 per person - any time between midday and 4.00pm.

Eloïse Durrant

We are also very excited to be hosting two very special cake decoration demonstrations featuring Eloïse Durrant from The Gourmet Cupcake Company and Channel 4’s Extreme Cakemakers.

• Eloïse will be doing special cake decoration demonstrations at 12.30pm and 2.00pm, each lasting 45 minutes.
• Tickets £8 per person, including cream tea
• Telephone 01621 862960 to book; early booking advised, as number are limited