To celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thomas Hospice Care, the major provider of specialist palliative care to those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Cardiff and the Vale, supporters are asking amateur bakers from across South Wales to bake cakes and sell them to raise money for the charity.

It is hoped that hundreds of people will bake cakes and take them into work, school, etc and sell them to friends, family and colleagues to raise money for GTHC.

To add a bit of spice to the day, bakers can also enter their cakes into a competition and win fantastic prizes.

Top Welsh chef and cookery teacher, Angela Gray will judge the cakes and decide who the Bake-a-Cake Day Champion is. The winner will receive a day’s Cookery Course at the superb Llanerch Vineyard cookery school with Angela worth £165. Second place will win a Skill-builder course and third will receive a Lunch-Club for two people.

Bakers don’t have to enter the competition, but if they do, they have to bring a slice or a cupcake to GTHC on Tuesday 13th May by 12 noon.

So, come on, get your aprons on and get baking for charity. As a further incentive, every person taking part will go into a free prize draw to win another full day’s Cookery Course at Llanerch Vineyard, which has again been given very generously by Anjela.

Can you come up with a new recipe?

Online, you can find some really unusual concoctions, such as chilli carrot cake, strawberry orange muffins and margarita cupcakes with tequila lime, but can you come up with something different? A classic of the future?

Bake-a-Cake for GTHC is a fun way to raise money for a wonderful charity and it is hoped that supporters will send in lots of fun photos and recipes for our website.

To register and get your full information pack and cake sale form, please call GTHC on 029 2052 4150 or go to