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Phones For Food

Last week I went to Henley Literary Festival. My lovely friend Kate Jenkins of Gower Cottage Brownie fame (the best brownies you can get!) interviewed me about all things Tea and Cake. I have to say the audience was the nicest bunch of people and Henley made me feel very welcome!

 

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My weekend was spent at one of my favourite events, the Cake and Bake Show, London. I did a bake classroom, where I demo-ed my strawberry milk cake and the icing I used on Billie’s birthday cake, also my orange almond cake. My two favourite things about this show are hanging out with my friends, Jo Wheatley, John Whaite and Eric Lanlard, but also meeting the people that buy my books and tweet me. Getting from one side of the exhibition to the other takes me ages as people stop me to chat and say hello and I absolutely love it!

 

 

02/10/15 Pictures by Ashley Bingham. Cake and Bake show at London Excel.

 

 

Lisa Faulkner in Story telling chair at the ultimate baking event Cake & Bake Show London ExCel 2015. The Story Telling Chair has been created by Wimbledon based cake artist Jacqui Kelly and commissioned by theCake & Bake Show  to celebrate the wonderful world of children's stories.  This oversized chair is surrounded by life sized sugar crafted characters including Paddington Bear, Grandma Wolf, The Gruffalo, The Hungry Caterpillar and Mother Goose.   Jackie says:    'I wanted to create something that was magical and would bring alive the wonderful world of children's classic stories.  I’m so happy to be able to bring my vision to the Cake & Bake Show.’

 

 

I feel very honoured to have been asked by Good Morning Britain to launch their Phones For Food Campaign as part of ITV’s Tackle Hunger Together season in conjunction with a great charity called Magic Breakfast. 3.8 Million children in the UK are growing up in severe income poverty and 1 in 3 Children in the UK miss out entirely on breakfast, with many being too hungry to learn. Magic Breakfast Clubs have been set up across the country, they provide a healthy, nutritious breakfast in schools. The average breakfast costs 22p per child and if you donate your old phones Good Morning Britain will recycle them and turn it into money! Teachers have reported a marked difference in pupils’ behaviour and concentration levels since they have been going to the breakfast clubs. For some of these children the last meal they have had was the lunch they were given at school. For some quick breakfast inspiration I have shared three of Billie’s favourite breakfasts here and on the GMB website.

 

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Please keep sending me your photos of my recipes,I love them! You can follow me on Twitter @lisafaulkner1 and on Instagram @lisafaulknercooks

Hope you have a lovely week!

Love Lisa xx