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    Get Your Cake On

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    Get Your Cake On

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    Our guide for your bake sale!

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    Contents

    What you’re raising money for ..............................................3

    What is The Ferns? ..................................................................4

    Supporting your fundraising / Paying in ..............................6

    How to ‘Get Your Cake On’ .....................................................7

    Recipes .....................................................................................8

    Keeping it safe & legal ...........................................................11

    DIY cake plate decoration ......................................................12

    Poster ........................................................................................13

    Name Cards ..............................................................................14

    Cake Flags ................................................................................15

    Activity .....................................................................................16

    Invitations ................................................................................17

    Bunting .....................................................................................18

    Thank You Centre Information ..............................................19

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    Welcome to Get your Cake On!

    Thank you so much for choosing to fundraise for Autism Together.

    You will be helping us to raise funds for two new bedrooms in our respite unit at The Ferns which will provide short breaks for individuals with Autism and for their families too.

    With many respite facilities closing down across the North West, the interest in our respite unit, The Ferns, has increased, and we want to be able to accommodate this so that families and individuals don’t miss out.

    Because of the generosity of people like you, we simply couldn’t expand our facilities; facilities that mean so much to our service users and their families.

    Your baking will really make a difference, and for World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd April 2016, we want to raise money and more importantly, raise awareness of Autism across the nation.

    Get your Cake On is a simple way to raise funds—whether you’re a baking beginner or the Mary Berry in your family. In this pack you’ll find some recipe ideas and some materials to help you get started. However you get involved (whether it’s just the eating—the best bit!), you will be helping our service users and their families have that much needed time off, a time when they need it most.

    Don’t forget, our fundraising team are here to support you with your event. So if you have any questions, please get in touch with them.

    You can email them at fundraisingteam@autismtogether.co.uk or call them on 0151 334 7510 and they will be happy to help you out in any way possible.

    Thank you and good luck!

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    So, what is The Ferns?

    This unit is truly unique in the North West as there is no other purpose built, autism-specific service of this kind in the North West. It is partly due to the success of this centre that we have launched the Lifetime Appeal, so that we can build a purpose built residential unit in a similar design.

    The design features of the respite unit, which were specifically to address the needs of the individual person with autism are as follows:

    • En-suite facilities to seven bedrooms (encourages personal skills)

    • Shared dining/lounge (encourages social interaction)

    • Training kitchen (encourages daily living skills such as cooking and washing up etc.)

    • Wide corridors (ensures people don’t become overcrowded)

    • Sensory room (to help alleviate stress in the service user)

    • Easy access to the external environment (to help alleviate stress in the service user)

    At Autism Together we aim to work with the individual person with autism to soften the effects of their autism by providing an individually tailored programme of support which enhances and develops independent daily living skills.

    From our own experience and wider research, specialist and structured support can really make a difference to the life of a person with autism.

    Due to the building of the Respite centre, partly as a result of your kind donations, we have been able to provide high quality short stay services for people with autism, and more families have been able to access our services and receive support. This has not only assisted individuals in their personal development, but it has also helped families look to the future and assess their family member’s needs.

    The Ferns provides a much needed service to people with autism and their families.

    Research has shown that access to high quality respite care for families who have a family member with autism helps maintain family

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    stability and enables those who undertake the caring role 24/7 to have a much needed opportunity to take a well-earned break. Some parents book ahead so they have set cover throughout the year, while others phone up for last minute availability to help them find support for their children during the school holidays for example.

    At present, 70+ families use the Respite and Take a Break service.

    The different types of support offered at The Ferns are:

    • Overnight stays

    • Weekend and longer planned breaks

    • Emergency and urgent breaks

    • Half day/full day packages using the facilities at the Ferns

    • Sessional/School holiday support – for those age 16 upwards

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    Supporting Your Fundraising

    Don’t forget, our fundraising team are here to support you with your event. So if you have any questions, please get in touch with them. You can email them on:

    fundraising@autismtogether.co.uk or call them on 0151 334 7510 and they will be happy to help you out in any way possible.

    Paying in your Funds

    You can pay your money in on our Just Giving page which is www.justgiving.com/autism-together or by BACS payment. Our details are 20 29 50, 03157296 quoting Autism Awareness Day.

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    How to Get your Cake On!

    Taking part in Get Your Cake On couldn’t be easier!!

    Just follow these easy steps:

    Step 1

    Choose your date and location. Fill out the details on the poster and invites provided with the pack and put them up to promote your Cake Sale.

    Step 2

    Make some yummy baked goodies. You can always ask your guests to make (or buy if you’re not the best baker!) some cakes to bring along with them too.

    Step 3

    Make your cake sale blue with our bunting, labels, and cake flags to help raise Autism Awareness. Pop in some blue food dye in your cakes if you fancy! This is in aid of Get your Blue On!

    Step 4

    Sell and self-indulge in your cakes and count up the money you have raised. Send it to us and we’ll do the rest. (Details can be found later on in the pack). Don’t forget to upload photos of your cake sale to twitter and Facebook tagging use @Autism_Together and #GetYourBlueOn.

    Step 5

    We will use all the money you have raised to help build two extra bedrooms in our lovely respite unit, The Ferns, which will provide more space for our service users to have short breaks. It also has the added benefit for families to have breaks too, as we all need a break at times.

    Ready? Steady? Baaaaaaaaaaaakkkke!

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    Recipes

    Caramel Shortcakes

    For the shortbread:

    • 170g plain flour

    • 60g caster sugar

    • 120g butter

    • 1 bar of cooking chocolate

    • For the caramel:

    • 1 tin of condensed milk

    • 2 heaped tbsp golden syrup.

    • 60g caster sugar

    • 120g butter

    Method:

    1) Preheat your oven to 170°C or gas mark 4. Lightly grease or line a 18cm square cake tin.

    2) Sieve the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Rub the butter into the mixture until it comes together in dough.

    3) Press it into the bottom of the cake tin, spread evenly and prick with a form all over.

    4) Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

    5) Whilst the shortbread is baking, pour the condensed milk, syrup, sugar and butter into a saucepan.

    6) Cook on a low heat, constantly stirring until all ingredients have melted and the caramel has turned into a deep caramel colour.

    7) Pour over shortbread and let it cool for 30 minutes.

    8) Once cooled, melt 1 bar of chocolate, broken into pieces either in the microwave for 15-20 seconds or on low heat in a saucepan until completely melted.

    9) Pour melted chocolate over shortbread and caramel and transfer to the fridge to set for 30 minutes. Once cooled, cut into squares.

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