Do you want to get in the mix?
All with thanks to the Great Irish Bake, supporting sick children in Crumlin and Temple Street Children's Hospitals, register here to get involved!
Are you the special ingredient to rise above the rest and be a showstopper?
Well you knead to enter the Little Baker competition on Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis!
We have joined forces with Children's Health Foundation supported by Gem to bring you a chance to get in the kitchen and cook up some treats to win prizes every week. ( A fantastic Gem hamper)
TO SEE HOW YOU CAN ENTER JUST SCROLL BELOW
WEEK 6 CHALLENGE - FINAL WEEK
Next week’s challenge is from Aisling - and it's called 'Your Favourite Things' so a Minecraft cake, LOL cupcakes, Harry Potter theme, anything based on your fav book, character, TV show or film! JUST GO FOR IT and give us your best fan bakes!
Get baking and send in your entries by Thursday at 12pm TO Alison@todayfm.com
Well done to Week 5 winner Lucy in Limerick:
Willy Wonka watch out!! 🎩🍫🤓
The response to this week’s #LittleBaker on @AlisonTodayFM was choctastic!
Thanks to all but winner Lucy Bailey, 10 from Limerick took top spot for her Choc Dream house with Coca-Cola Bridge and Rice Krispie River!! 🤯#GreatIrishBake pic.twitter.com/v4aqf59X5X
— Today FM (@TodayFM) May 15, 2021
WEEK 6 CHALLENGE:
This week Shane and Aisling are looking for your 'Chocolate Creations' - anything to do with choc-Go choccy woccy crazy! Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE Thursday afternoon (May 6th) Winner announced on Saturday's show (May 8th) .
Well done to 10-year-old Holly Cahill in Wexford for her lit cake for Challenge 5!! (see below) Wexford county colours and Hook Lighthouse! And to our amazing runners-up from Cork and Monaghan. Thanks.
Thanks to all the amazing entries to our #LittleBaker comp on #WeekendBreakfast 👩🏻🍳🧁🍰
Winner: Holly Cahill, 10 in Wexford (Hook Lighthouse 💡👀👍🏽)
Well done to runners-up Cork and Monaghan. Outstanding! 🙌🏼
All with thanks to @CMRF_Crumlin #GreatIrishBake pic.twitter.com/6rfmHSuCLn
— Today FM (@TodayFM) May 8, 2021
Well done to Amy Allen in Knocklyon, Dublin for winning week 4 challenge 'Tutti Frutti' (May 1st) :
Thanks so much to all the #LittleBakers in Ireland that entered our comp this week.
Winner: Amy Allen, 9 from Dublin who made a Pineapple island cake. 👏🏽🏆
All in support of @CMRF_Crumlin and #GreatIrishBake 🧁❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZobXjBnABZ
— Today FM (@TodayFM) May 1, 2021
WEEK 5 CHALLENGE:
This week Shane and Aisling are looking for your 'County Cakes' - show your colours! Bake the most creative cake your County would be proud of! Email your entry to email@example.com BEFORE Thursday afternoon (May 6th) Winner announced on Saturday's show (May 8th) .
Each week we will upload the weekly finalist - who will will a Gem hamper and be in the draw for the fabulous Kenwood mixer!
WEEK 4 CHALLENGE
The challenge for NEXT SATURDAY May 1st is Anything with FRUIT! Simple as that!
Email your creations with names and ingredients to Alison@todayfm.com (deadline Thursday April 29th)
The entries have been incredible. Thanks to everyone for getting involved! (see below) Week 3 Winner Róisín Cullinane from Ladysbridge in Cork - She made a the deck of cards with chocolate orange biscuits with homemade orange curd marscapone cream and a chocolate marscapone cream filling. YUM!! (see below)
COOKIE, COOKIE, COOKIE!!! 🍪
Well done to everyone who entered the #WeekendBreakfast #LittleBaker comp this week!
First prize went to 12 yr-old Róisín Cullinane from Ladysbridge, Cork
Judges @AisLarkin & @ChefShaneSmith said her deck of cards cookies were ace!!! 🤓🏆 pic.twitter.com/fK5edpxc8H
— Today FM (@TodayFM) April 24, 2021
WEEK 3 CHALLENGE
The challenge for NEXT SATURDAY 24th April (deadline Thursday 22nd) - The challenge is simply COOKIES!! Any kind. Get creative! Become a Cookie Monster! ;-)
Then email your creations with your names and contact details - firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's winner Saturday 18th April is 11-year-old Alanah Earle who made a chocolate pie with meringue - blue - called 'Pie in the Sky' with little pastry airplanes on top!
This pie is flyin’ it!! 🤩✈️🥧
Well done to 11-year-old Alanah Earle who won week 2 of #LittleBaker comp on #WeekendBreakfast with @AlisonTodayFM
Judges @AisLarkin & @ChefShaneSmith loved her ‘Pie In The Sky’ 🏆🙌🏼
— Today FM (@TodayFM) April 17, 2021
WEEK 2 CHALLENGE:
The challenge for NEXT WEEK Sat 17th is called “A piece of Pie” It is set by Judge Shane Smith who says
"this can be a pie of your choice, sweet or savoury. Just go for it!" The deadline for entries is Thursday @ Noon)
Send to email@example.com with Little Baker in the subject.
WEEK 1 CHALLENGE:
Our very first winner Saturday April 10th is Meabh Walsh Age 11 Glanmire Co Cork - Challenge was 'Spring Bakes!'
What the world kneads now is cake, sweet cake! 🍰🧁
Congrats to Maebh Walsh from Glanmire in Cork who is the first winner of the #WeekendBreakfast #LittleBaker competition. 🏆#GreatIrishBake @CMRF_Crumlin
The wafer fence and sweet flowers! 😍🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/oHo4hvfWAT
— Today FM (@TodayFM) April 10, 2021
Here are some of the AMAZING runners-up:
HOW DO I ENTER LITTLE BAKER?
All you have to do is grab the Little Bakers you've raised and get creating!
Listen to Weekend Breakfast every Saturday for your challenge. Our guest judges are the wonderful pastry chef Shane Smith and Aisling Larkin TV cook and food writer.
Each week either Shane or Aisling will set a bake off challenge on Sat morning - we would then ask you to have photos of your entries and a bit of info about them sent in to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the following Thursday.
This will also get you practicing for the Great Irish Bake. Save your bakes and get involved with this! Win Win!!
GREAT IRISH BAKE
Get ready to bake, all to help raise vital funds for sick children in Ireland.
Children's Health Foundation's Great Irish Bake for Crumlin & Temple Street, proudly supported by Gem, is one of Ireland’s biggest baking events and it couldn't be easier, or more fun, to get involved.
Children in Crumlin and Temple Street Children's Hospitals are counting on us to bring the bake this year!
How Can I Get Involved
Being a part of this important event is really simple, all it takes is a little creative thinking!
You can host a virtual bake off or a Zoom baking tutorial or sugarcraft competition or any other way you can get creative with baked goods.
Get your friends, families, communities and co-workers on board to raise vital funds to support sick children in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street.
Register HERE for your free Great Irish Bake Kit, jam-packed with everything you need to make sure your bake off is a huge success.
Supporting the Great Irish Bake
Funds raised from this year’s Great Irish Bake will go to work to fund vital and life-saving equipment in CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street.
Every year, around 300,000 children need the world-class care that only the teams in Crumlin and Temple Street hospitals can provide.
Their vision is to give every sick child the very best chance.
Head here to support The Great Irish Bake and help make a real difference today.