Bake your way through Half term boredom

Posted 13th February 2017

As we bounce into half term, Comic Relief has a magic ingredient to put the icing on the cake of a fun filled week. Keep the whole family busy during cold and rainy afternoons and help change lives at the same time by baking up some tasty treats in preparation for a Red Nose Day Bake Sale.

There are a whole host of delicious Maltesers® baking recipes online at to help inspire you and the family. All of the recipes are affordable and fuss free, guaranteed to keep the most energetic budding bakers busy weighing, mixing and decorating. Why not share your treats with friends and family for a small fee at your very own bake sale and raise some cash for Red Nose Day at the same time, to help change lives both here at home in the UK and across Africa.

For all your bake sale needs, order a free Red Nose Day Bake Sale Fundraising Kit straight from The kit not only features a selection of tasty recipes that the whole family can enjoy, but also top tips from bake sale extraordinaire, Kirstie Allsopp. To set you up for the perfect Bake Sale, the kit also comes with bunting, posters, cake labels and much more.

Last Red Nose Day, the generous families of the South raised a staggering £4.1 million which is hard at work helping vulnerable people in the local area, across the rest of the UK and Africa. This year, we hope the South will lead the charge and go baking mad, raising Comic Relief some serious dough!

South Mum, Tanya Barrow, blogger of Mummy Barrow blogsite said: “So excited to use our Red Nose Day baking kit with the kids over half term. There are loads of great recipes in there and the kids love anything that involves messing up the kitchen and eating cakes. We’ll be hosting our own Red Nose Day bake sale for friends and family. It’s a fabulous way to keep the kids busy, bring everyone together and raise money for a great cause.”

The whole family can look the part in the kitchen with the new and exclusive Red Nose Day apron from HomeSense. With all the ingredients to become a design classic, the apron, created by renowned fashion and portrait photographer Rankin, features a selection of unique, quirky and quintessentially British animal portraits. The aprons, which come in both adults and kids sizes, are available online now and in HomeSense and TK Maxx stores from Monday 13th February.

This half term, Comic Relief is challenging families in South to make their laugh matter. From bake sales, local comedy shows or buying noses, there are loads of ways for everyone to get involved.

For more information and to order a free Bake Sale Fundraising Kit visit