New Recipe: Maldon cakemaker hosts virtual Easter treat workshop in aid of Essex hospice

Farleigh Hospice Easter Teatime Treats Workshop. PHOTO: Emma Wallis

Submitted by Farleigh Hospice

A cakemaker in Maldon, Essex is hosting a virtual Easter Teatime Treats workshop in aid of Farleigh Hospice.

Emma Wallis of Lottie and Jake’s Scrumptious Cakes will be hosting the workshop on Tuesday, March 30 at 2pm.

The second of the Farleigh Hospice spring craft event series, this cake decoration tutorial will teach you how to make fun Easter characters such as cute chicks and colourful Easter eggs out of fondant icing that can be used to decorate one large cake or individual cupcakes.

Lottie and Jakes Scrumptious Cakes specialise in bespoke celebration cakes and cupcakes and in this virtual class Emma will sharing some of her tricks of the trade as well as sharing her special buttercream recipe.

The workshop costs £10 per household to take part in and is suitable for all ages, but the little ones may need some help from an adult.

Debbie de Boltz, fundraising manager at Farleigh Hospice, said: “We’re thrilled that Emma will be hosting this class for us. If you’ve tasted her buttercream, you’ll know that the registration fee is worth a copy of the recipe alone – the tutorial is an added bonus.

“She has also been selling her Easter creations on social media to help us raise even more from this event which is just fantastic. As regular supporters, we really appreciate both Emma and her daughter Charlotte’s continued fundraising efforts.”

In addition to hosting this special class in aid of the hospice, Emma’s 12-year-old daughter, Charlotte – the Lottie in ‘Lottie and Jake’s’ – has been doing some fundraising of her own.

She has been selling her own Treat Boxes of cakes and biscuits to cheer people up during lockdown. Charlotte made the cakes herself and sold them over a two-week period raising over £80 for the hospice. The sweet treats were said to have “rivalled her mother’s creations” by those that bought them.

PHOTO: Emma Wallis

Emma Wallis, owner of Lottie and Jake’s Scrumptious Cakes, said: “Farleigh provides phenomenal support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The pandemic has made fundraising difficult for them which is why we wanted to help by hosting an event that can be undertaken virtually. As a local business and as a family, it is important for us to give back to our community.

“Charlotte was keen to keep busy when this lockdown first began and came up with the idea of creating her treat boxes as an additional way to raise money. I’m incredibly proud of her, not only is she a great baker (although she’s not so keen on the washing up), she’s always looking for ways to help others which is an admirable quality.

“Charlotte has plans to raise even more money for Farleigh by hosting a bake sale in our garden when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.”

Other virtual tutorials in the Farleigh Hospice spring craft event series include:

  • Easter Wreath Making and Spring Flowers Demonstration on Wednesday, March 24 at 2 pm
  • Celebration Bunting Making with Sew Jo Baker on Saturday, April 17 at 10.30 am.

To book a place on any of Farleigh Hospice’s spring events, click here.

For more information, contact the Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or

To purchase some Easter treats in aid of Farleigh Hospice, visit Lottie and Jake’s Scrumptious Cakes social media pages: Twitter: @LottieAndJakesCake, Facebook: @lottieandjakes.

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