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On the hunt for missing Birthday Cakes!

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

$4,885 donated

Given by 95 generous donors in around 8 months


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

New give a little page  23 June 2020

Posted by: Laura Casey

Hi all,

Just sending through an update regarding this give a little page. The Cake Detective now has a new give a little page set up as an organisation with the official charity status. Not to worry all donations have been received by us and 100% of which is still used directly to fund the ingredients and supplies for the cakes that are donated to those children going through hardship in the Waikato area. Again thank you all so much for the continued support.

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Latest donations

  • Scott and Jody

    Scott and Jody on 20 Jun 2020


    What a beautiful cause. 🥰


    • Laura Casey

      Thank you Scott and Jody, appreciate the support.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 Jun 2020



    • Laura Casey

      Thank you so much for your donation, it is much appreciated.

  • Anna

    Anna on 08 Jun 2020


    Your cakes are incredible and i think what you do is absolutely amazing.


    • Laura Casey

      Thanks Anna, your on going support is appreciated so much.

  • Kate

    Kate on 08 Jun 2020


    You are so kind making these special kids such special cakes 💓 what an awesome thing to do 💐


    • Laura Casey

      Thank you Kate, your kind donation makes it possible.

  • Laura

    Laura on 08 Jun 2020


    Great work you are doing Laura


    • Laura Casey

      Thank you so much for your on going support.

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Laura Casey on behalf of Children in care in the Waikato

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This page was created on 25 Oct 2019 and closed on 23 Jun 2020.
$4,885 donated

Given by 95 generous donors in around 8 months

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