Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Great British school cake sale problem

Our son's school is holding a Macmillan coffee morning.  We received our invite a couple of days ago and it struck fear to my heart.

Not because of the coffee morning, where it'll be lovely to see the children in school.  Or Macmillan, which is a charity I already support.  It's because of this line in the invite:

We welcome donations of cakes from parents, which will be made available for sale.


Would home made Bake Off inspired cakes be a bit 'showing-off-trying-to-be-the-best Mum'?  Will shop bought make me a 'what-does-she-do-all-day Mum'? 

Do simple fairy cakes mean I'm a 'doesn't-she-make-any-effort-at-all Mum'? Could I possibly pass off shop bought as my own or will this mean I'm a 'doesn't-she-know-we-all-shop-at-Sainsbury's Mum'?

At 50p each, I'm sure Macmillan will be grateful for all money raised and won't care at all what my cakes look like.  But will other Mums?  Is it just me who's just a teeny bit (ok, a lot) competitive?  Or am I just reading way too much into this?

What would you take?

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  1. Popping over from pocolo, I would make and decorate my own but I would probably get classed as the showing off mum in the process, although I genuinely make a lot of cakes at home. Just make whatever you normally make for your kids at home and then if anyone says anything you can completely honestly say that it's nothing special in a non showing off kind of way ;)

  2. I buy my cakes in i am good at cleaning and organising ... i cant be good at everything right??

    thanks for linking up with #PoCoLo x

  3. Oh I so know what you mean about this - in fact I've literally just blogged about it! I love baking and decorating so I do it for me, and I honestly don't want to be showing off or putting anyone's nose out of joint, but I just love making them! I don't think everyone can have the time or the inclination to do it - a bit like me when it comes to exercise really ;) over from PoCoLo x

    1. Yes, that's exactly it! I love it too and would hate anyone to think I was doing it show off. I'll let you know how I get on :)