Event – The Big Tynedale Bake

The Big Tynedale Bake

Raise some ‘dough’ for Tynedale Hospice

Do you enjoy baking or love to eat home made goodies?  Whatever tickles your tastebuds – whether it’s sweet or savoury – our Big Tynedale Bake is the perfect way to help raise some ‘dough’ for Tynedale Hospice at Home.  So if you think that you might be the next Mary Berry, or if you are simply looking for a great reason to get friends and family together then we are inviting you to rise to the challenge and host your very own Big Bake in aid of Tynedale Hospice at Home.

The Big Bake is open to all, whether you’re a school, company, community group or individual wanting to host something for friends and family – all you need is a rolling pin, mixing bowl and a sense of fun!

We will supply you with everything you need to host an amazing event, we just need you to bring the people, baked goodies and the laughter.

Need Some Inspiration?

Here’s a few idea’s

  • Coffee morning
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bake sale
  • Bake-off
  • Pie and peas supper
  • Open garden (with cakes on offer and tickets to enter)
  • Are you a whizz in the kitchen? Could you be tasked with baking a cake or pie for a special celebration or for friends in return for a donation?

Whatever your idea, we can help your event rise to the occasion.

Baking inspiration: Sylvia’s Bundt Cake

Sylvia Ritson is a Senior Nurse at Tynedale Hospice at Home and her lemon bundt cake goes down a storm when she brings it into the office.  Here is her recipe for this delicious sweet treat.


For the cake
250g butter
250g plain flour
225g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine salt
Zest of 3 lemons
4 large eggs

To make the syrup
100g caster sugar
Juice of 3 lemons

To make the icing
80g icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180c (160f/gas mark 4). Grease a bundt tin.
  • Cream butter, sugar and lemon zest together until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs one at time (add a little flour to prevent curdling).
  • Fold in remaining flour, place mixture in the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until risen and springy to touch.
  • To make syrup, mix sugar and lemon juice together and heat for 3 minutes until liquid has reduced by half.
  • Whilst cake is cooling, make small holes in cake (a skewer is good for this) and pour syrup over cake. Leave for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.
  • Make lemon icing by combining icing sugar with about a tsp water and stir until smooth, little by little add more water until icing reaches a thick, pourable consistency and drizzle over the cake.
  • Serve cut into slices.

What a great recipe for all ages to make and enjoy. Don’t forget to share photos of your Big Bakes on our Facebook or Twitter pages using #BigTynedaleBake.

Big Bake’s taking place this Summer

Haydon Bridge Big Bake

Saturday, 28 April, Haydon Bridge Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road, 10am-12 noon

A local keep fit group are inviting people to bake one, bring one and buy one as part of their Big Bake fundraising which will be running alongside the regular Haydon Bridge Community Centre coffee morning.  Why not join them? It promises to be a great event.

Why not get involved in our Big Tynedale Bake 2018?

If you would like to take part in the Big Tynedale Bake then please contact Cathy Bates, our Community Fundraiser on 01434 606 444 or cathy@tynedalehospice.com or you can download your Big Bake Fundraising Pack here – The Big Bake Fundraising Pack 2018