Among the smell of spring flowers, September also marks International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the celebration of the #bakeadifference initiative.

Every year, Cupcakes of Hope aim to raise over R2 million to help with the monthly costs associated with the medical treatment and related expenses of over 100 families affected by childhood cancer that belong to the Cupcakes of Hope family.

This year though, considering the risks associated with COVID-19 things are a bit different, and we need your help more than ever!

“With the risks associated with this pandemic, and having been personally affected by the devastating consequence of COVID-19, we have made the decision to continue our #bakeadifference campaign digitally,” says Sandy Cipriano, Founder of Cupcakes of Hope.

Traditionally, malls across the country have assisted in raising funds by offering Cupcake Angels space to sell their cupcakes to mall visitors. This year, the malls have continued to pledge their support via the Cupcakes of Hope website. Virtual cupcake donations can be made by choosing from a Vanilla (R25), Strawberry (R50), Chocolate (R100), Caramel (R500) or Fantasy (R1000) Cupcake, or by ‘customising’ your own virtual cupcake amount. With every donation made you also stand a chance to win shopping vouchers to the value of R20 000.

“We are also encouraging our Cupcake Angels who have been such incredible supporters of this cause to continue making their 24 cupcakes and selling them to friends, families, or even setting up a pop-up in their garden or driveway and selling to neighbours in communities in the month of September” says Sandy.

It’s super easy to join the #bakeadifference fundraiser.

  1. Register a fundraiser on our website
  2. Bake 24 Cupcakes or Cookies
  3. Get your friends, family or work colleagues to make a R15 donation per Cupcake, the aim is to raise R360 (or more) for children with cancer.
  4. Challenge your friends to do the same, we need 5 500 bakers to take this challenge on to help us reach our R2million mark.

For more information on how to host your own fundraiser contact

As September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month we encourage everyone to share the Childhood Cancer Early Warning Signs with all your friends, early detection can help save a child’s life.

#bakeadifference is, by far, the sweetest way to save a life!


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