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On the hunt for missing Birthday Cakes!

Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Laura Casey for "Children in care in the Waikato"

$1,690 donated

Given by 35 generous donors in 6 weeks

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The Cake Detective is donating homemade individually inspired birthday cakes to children in the Waikato who are in Foster care.

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Lots of us have memories of our childhood birthday cakes. They might have been made by our Mum's, Dad's or Grandparents. Some came from the infamous Women's Weekly cake book. They all had something in common, they were all made with love and made us feel a little bit special as we blew out the candles.

Some children in New Zealand aren't so lucky to experience this simple yet loving memory. I endeavor to donate birthday cakes to children in the greater Hamilton area who are in Foster care. The referrals come through the website from caregivers, agencies and charity groups in the Waikato. Each cake is made uniquely for the child and their favorite things be that Frozen, Batman, Music or anything that they are interested in.

I want the child to know that there are people who care about their happiness and without knowing them want them to be able to share these memories that are so common to most of us. A little bit of love and kindness on their birthday.

100% of the donations go towards the ingredients of the cake and the supplies to decorate the cakes.

Thank you in advance, it is so appreciate by myself who gets to them make the cakes and the children who get to enjoy them x

Laura Casey's involvement (page creator)

I am the co-coordinator for the organisation that makes birthday cakes for The Cake Detective.

Use of funds

100% of the donations go towards the ingredients of the cake and the supplies to decorate the cakes.

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Latest update

One month on..  15 November 2019

I had thought at the start of this venture that I would like to do 50 cakes per year so that would be about 1 a week. Well, how wrong I was. I have done 13 cakes in the first 4 weeks so ahead of schedule. I am so appreciate of all the support of donations that is helping me to keep up with the demand. The caregivers and children I have been lucky enough to meet are so happy to be receiving these delicious gifts. Thank you all for your support.

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    N 1 day ago


    Keep being awesome xx 😋


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 03 Dec 2019


    Hi your doing such an amazing job for the dear wee kids and the wider community. Great to see how you fit around your busy home life. Love to your family xx. Have an amazing Christmas xx


    • Laura Casey

      Thank you so much for your support. Hope you guys have a lovely Christmas too.

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    Guest Donor on 02 Dec 2019



  • Shafeeu family

    Shafeeu family on 02 Dec 2019


    Thank you for doing this, every child deserves to feel special on their birthday!


  • Smriti Sharma

    Smriti Sharma on 27 Nov 2019


    Thanks Laura Casey.


    • Laura Casey

      Thank you for your donation.

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