Hello bakers!

Really sorry for the short notice but if you are free this weekend we are having a Baking for Hospice Round this Sunday 9 April and would really appreciate your baking!

The drop off sites and times are below: (please check your email for more details)
9:00am-11:30am Nessie – St   Johns North Shore Hospice
9:00am – 10:00am Margaret & Aimee –  Onehunga Mercy Hospice
11:15am – 12:15am Phillippa – Albany North Shore Hospice
11:30am – 12:30pm Dean – Delish Cupcakes, Forrest Hill North Shore Hospice
1:00pm- 1:15pm *North Shore Hospice – 7 Shea Tce – Takapuna North Shore Hospice
* Please let me know if you are dropping off at the NS Hospice so I can make sure there are enough cake boxes for you. Thanks!!!

If you can bake – thanks so much! Please let me know by email which drop off site you are planning on using so I can make sure we have enough cake boxes at each place.

Thanks again wonderful bakers!




Hello bakers!

Baking for Hospice is back and the Christmas round is this Sunday 18 December!

Please check your email for more details about the drop off addresses and times.

Looking forward to seeing all your amazing baking and to introduce our little girl to you wonderful hospice bakers.


See you this Sunday

Nessie x

Dear Bakers,

It’s December tomorrow, which means only 3 and a half weeks until Christmas (eek!!) and it’s also time for the next baking round: the Christmas Round on Sunday 13 December!


It’s a mad hectic time of year for everyone but if you can spare a little bit of time for the next Baking for Hospice round coming up it would be so so so appreciated because the Christmas Round is when we get to show the hospice patients, families and wonderful staff we are thinking about them and sharing our love with them this Christmas time 🙂


For the theme this round it’s: A Kiwi Christmas – so think summery baking, kiwi classics, savouries and sweets and of course Christmas themed goodies are always welcome!

The drop off times are below, thank you once again to our amazing drop off site people for giving up their homes/work places to let us drop off baking!

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{Rhubarb earl grey vanilla rose cakes via bakingequalslove}

{Rhubarb earl grey vanilla rose cakes via bakingequalslove}


Hello bakers,

Just a quick reminder that the next baking round is this Sunday 4 October! It’s round 37 and it’s the Garden Party Round inspired by the Garden Grandeur event hosted by the St Peter’s Anglican Church in November for the North Shore Hospice.

Be inspired by spring time baking, fresh flowers, fruits and veges, greenery and gorgeous gardens galore!

Thanks heaps to all those who have emailed already. If you haven’t done so and think you can bake please flick me an email to let me know:

1) If you are baking and what you think you might bake.

2) Where you think you will be dropping off the baking to.

3) How many cake boxes you think you will be needing.
Thanks again lovely bakers!
Nessie 🙂
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{Clockwise from top: Chocolate sable hearts by me, Chocolate hazelnut brownie by Karyn, Date and macadamia slice by Alice, and Banana cake with passionfruit icing by Karyn.}

Hello Bakers!

Here is the Wrap Up of all the gorgeous treats made by you for our All you need is love round! Thank you so much for all the deliciously beautiful baking you made.

Check out the post for the delicious pictures!

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Baking round today marking the first day of National Volunteer Week!

Thanks heaps to all you wonderful bakers! See you soon 🙂

 Dear Bakers,
The next round is next week! Sunday 21 June is baking day for all your marvelous creations. The theme is “All you need is Love” for lovingly lovely baking creations. Of course the theme is just for fun so don’t feel like you have to bake to theme if you have some delicious baked good you were planning to make.This round in particular the North Shore Hospice has asked for goodies that could be served at their annual function held for all their amazing volunteers. So think party/nibbly food, especially items that are freezable.  The lovely Michelle from North Shore Hospice wanted to thank everyone in advance:

Thank you in advance to all you wonderful bakers and of course Nessie who does an incredible job organising this event.

We look forward to seeing all your fabulous treats that are enjoyed by all involved with HNS.

The drop off timetable is below- check the right column for the sites that go to the different hospices :

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Hello bakers!

Hope you are all keeping warm and snuggly up in Auckland!

The next round is coming up on Sunday 21 June and the North Shore Hospice has asked for some help with their upcoming Volunteer Recognition function. So we were thinking the theme for next round could be All you need is Love 🙂

So think of your most loved recipes, recipes you know others love, and recipes that show that your love! A mixture of sweet and savoury and the baking that can be frozen would be amazing!

Carol from the NS Hospice writes:

I understand that the next round of delicious Baking for Hospice is due a week or two before the function and we were hoping that you would be happy if we kept aside the baking this round for the function.

We couldn’t function without our amazing volunteers.  Over 700 people give up their time every week/fortnight to help those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness.  Volunteers are involved in every aspect of Hospice services including greeting families & visitors at our reception, making meals, cups of tea for our patients in our inpatient unit, running our day group programme, interviewing patients to create their life reviews, working in Hospice shops to help raise funds and supporting families in their home.  They work tirelessly to ensure we are able to give the best possible care to people in Hospice care.  We are incredibly fortunate to have such an amazing group of people in our community and at the end of June, we aim to reinforce just how much we appreciate them.

If it was OK, could we ask the next round be baking that we can freeze.  If you were looking for a theme – could it be ‘love’ – as we love our volunteers, and they give so much love to Hospice and those in our care……

Will email in the next week with the exact times for drop offs but in the meantime, if you can, pretty please email me:
1. If you think you can bake,
2. What you think you might be baking (approx number of cake boxes required) and

3. Which drop off site you might be dropping off to out of St Johns, Pakuranga, Onehunga, Newmarket, Albany, Forrest Hill and the NS Hospice.

Thanks heaps lovely bakers!

N 🙂


Dear Bakers,

Hospice Awareness Week is next week 18th – 24th May 2015! Thank you so so much to all those who have already raised their hand to help out – you are amazing!  The hospices rely so heavily on donations and community support to continue to provide their incredible services for free so thank you so so much for your time and energy and support you wonderful people!

The hospices are still looking for more volunteers so if you are able to lend a hand please check out below for what the North Shore Hospice and Mercy Hospice have lined up.


All the New World and Pak n Save stores on the North Shore will once again be running the Add A Dollar for Hospice campaign during our Awareness Week.

The North Shore Hospice are still falling short at some stores. If you are able to help out and volunteer for a couple of hours at your local store during the Awareness Week that would be fantastic.

During the weekend of 22-24 May Hospice North Shore will also have a presence in our Local Malls with community tables with information about the services Hospice provides and also donation buckets. They are also require volunteers to man this table and chat to the public if needed.

If you can help with either of these please contact Lynn Kenyon at
Lynn.Kenyon@hospicenorthshore.org.nz or DDI 09 485 3504


Mercy Hospice are still seeking volunteers to do bucket collection for Hospice Awareness Week this year. The dates are 21st – 23rd May and we’d love to have your company on the streets of Auckland collecting for Mercy Hospice.

They are particularly looking to fill Thursday shifts at Pak N Save Mount Albert, and Saturday shifts at Countdown Mt Roskill and New World Mt Roskill, as well as shifts on all three days at Onehunga. Other sites are also still needing volunteers.

If you can help please contact: Rebecca Hill on 361 5966 ex. 741, rebecca.hill@mercyhospice.org.nz


Also both the Mercy Hospice and the North Shore Hospice are also involved in the Hospice Cuppa campaign -anyone who wishes to register to host a Hospice Cuppa can go to http://www.hospicecuppa.co.nz and they can choose the Hospice they wish to support 🙂


Thank you again!

Nessie 🙂

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Hello Awesome Bakers!

Hospice Awareness Week is coming up in May which means lots of great events to help raise awareness of the amazing work the Hospices do.

In preparation for this, and because we have such amazing bakers on the team, the lovely folks at the North Shore Hospice and Mercy Hospice have asked for our baking help! There are 3 events coming up (more details below) please let us know if you are able to help with one or even more.

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