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Get your Christmas shopping done while helping PANDSI

Christine Spicer

Are you searching for the perfect Christmas stocking filler, teacher gift, foodie dream, unique local souvenir or a gift for the ‘person who has everything’?

The Canberra in Cake book ticks all of the above, plus you’ll be helping local charity PANDSI.

PANDSI supports over 300 families a year experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety. Although funded by ACT Health, fundraising ensures we can meet the growing demand faced by the service and look at innovative mechanisms to reach and support the one in six mums and one in 10 dad’s experiencing depression and anxiety during the perinatal period.

PANDSI Cake Off is an event held the day before Mother’s Day annually. In 2016 every cake from the iconic Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Cookbook (106!) was created by volunteer bakers, they were on display at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra before being sold via live or silent auction. All money raised went to PANDSI.

PANDSI Cake Off 2017 had a local spin which saw 68 Canberra themed cakes fill the Hyatt Hotel ballroom. Every one of the cakes had their professional photo taken, and are now showcased in the Canberra in Cake book along with the amazing volunteer bakers who were not camera shy.

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You are invited to join us at the launch of the Canberra in Cake book on Saturday 18 November from 10 – 11.30 at Belconnen Markets. Minister Rattenbury will be opening the event, PANDSI Patron Senator Katy Gallagher will be launching the book, we’ll have an Instagram frame, Lollypotz prizes and you can bid to win a 40 serve, citrus white chocolate mud cake with lemon butter, buttercream icing, white chocolate ganache and fondant in the shape of Canberra’s very own Giant Mushroom located at Belconnen Markets!

The cake will be perfect if you have a birthday party or family gathering that weekend or be the superstar at your workplace on Monday! 

Books are $30, PANDSI Cake Off aprons are $25 brought together they are $50. Every dollar raised at the fun morning will be going straight to PANDSI.

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To receive guaranteed entry into PANDSI Cake Off 2018 and a free PANDSI Cake Off apron sign up to become a PANDSI Fundraising Star here to sell the Canberra in Cake book to friends/colleagues/family/book club/mother’s group etc. You’ll receive templates, posters, shout-outs through social media and that awesome feeling you get when you support a local charity.

If you can’t make it to the launch you can purchase the Canberra in Cake book from Monday 20 November from The Green Shed Civic, Southern Cross Clubs Woden, Jamison and Tuggeranong, Cockington Green and Telstra Tower. These businesses have all agreed to sell the book free of charge, so when purchasing through them you’ll know that every dollar is going straight to PANDSI.   

For more information on the book launch click here and keep up to date on all things PANDSI and cake related on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you to the PANDSI Cake Crew who are all volunteering their time as we have worked hard to launch the Canberra in Cake book – Ann Landrigan, Christine Allard, Megan Boon, Megan Jeremenko and Michelle Burke.

HerCanberra are proud sponsors of PANDSI


Christine Spicer

Christine Spicer is the President of PANDSI, mother of two and step-mum to more. Her volunteer role at PANDSI had led her to organising the PANDSI Cake-Off and working hard to reduce the stigma around perinatal depression and anxiety. She lives with her husband and kids in Weston Creek. More about the Author

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