SPCA gives animal lovers the sweetest reason to bake
Monday, 1 August, 2016
The SPCA is pulling on heart and apron strings for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day, encouraging New Zealanders to arm themselves with a mixing bowl and wooden spoon in the fight against animal cruelty.
SPCA Cupcake Day is the charity’s fun, community-driven annual fundraiser where cupcakes and other treats are baked and sold to raise funds for the SPCA’s ongoing protection and care of animals.
Now in its eighth year, SPCA Cupcake Day 2016 is aiming to be the biggest yet. Last year over 1,600 participants took to their kitchens, raising more than $390,000 for the SPCA’s ongoing work fighting animal cruelty through prevention and education.
This year, SPCA Cupcake Day is on Monday 15 August, and the SPCA is urging people to register and bake for friends, family, colleagues and classmates. All the funds raised go directly towards helping animals in your local area.
SPCA New Zealand CEO Ric Odom urges everyone to join in to help the country’s most vulnerable animals.
“SPCA Cupcake Day is a fun and delicious way to support the 48,000 animals that come through SPCA shelter doors every year,” he says.
“In our 46 SPCA centres across the country there are animals in need of food, shelter, vet treatment and the chance to find their loving forever home. We’re very grateful to everyone who bakes or buys a cupcake as it helps us to provide this vital care to New Zealand’s abandoned, neglected and abused animals.”
To celebrate this year’s Cupcake Day the SPCA has teamed up with baking royalty, The Caker, to host a pop up dog café on Wednesday 3 August. Between 10 am and midday, the SPCA is encouraging people in Auckland to head to The Caker’s Karangahape Road shop, buy a cupcake and enjoy some cuddles with friendly SPCA pooches. A portion of the cupcake proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.
How to take part:
Taking part is easy. You can register to bake and sell as an individual, team or school at www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz
Once you register you’ll receive lots of ideas, inspiration and tips to make your event special, including recipes using SPCA Blue Tick approved eggs. The SPCA invites bakers to consider using only SPCA Blue Tick approved eggs as these come from cage-free hens that are farmed to the organisation’s high animal welfare standards, an assurance given through independent auditing and a third party trusted certification mark.