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Bake a difference with pup-cakes

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 6:00pm
Bake a difference with pup-cakes

Aisling Larkin from Foodoppi with eight-week-old puppy Caramel at the launch of Pupcake Day. Photo: Fran Veale

Bake a difference with pup-cakes

Aisling Larkin from Foodoppi with eight-week-old puppy Caramel at the launch of Pupcake Day. Photo: Fran Veale

DOGS Trust has launched their third annual Pupcake Day and is asking dog-lovers to ‘bake’ a difference by selling cupcakes.

Pupcake Day officially takes place on Friday, October 4, but bake sales can be held on any day during the month.

Dogs Trust relies on donations to fund its lifesaving work and the charity is calling on dog loving Delia’s to hold their own bake sale to raise vital funds and save the lives of dogs that need help.

FoodOppi entrepreneur, Aisling Larkin, visited the rehoming centre in Finglas where she met and fell in love with some adorable chocolate brown puppies.

Aisling is no stranger to creating exciting and imaginative ways to enjoy baking and what better way than to combine the two greatest things in the world; puppies and cake!

“I love baking, and I love dogs, so I am very excited to help launch this year’s Pupcake Day for Dogs Trust,” she said.

“I can’t have a dog of my own at the moment, so I am hoping to ‘bake a difference’ by raising funds for this incredible charity. Last year alone, they rescued over 2,000 dogs and hit a milestone of providing education to half a million children on responsible dog ownership.

“FoodOppi encourages hands on cooking with the whole family, so why not cook up a storm by taking part in Pupcake Day and help save the lives of thousands of dogs’ in Ireland?

“It’s so incredible to know that by selling just 12 cupcakes you can help raise enough money to vaccinate a dog and keep them safe and healthy, which is the cherry on top of this fun bake sale.”

By registering to take part, bakers will receive a ‘Pupcake Pack’ with bunting and adorable cake toppers and details for a downloadable guide, full of tips on how to run a bake sale and even a few recipes (both human and dog friendly) to try on the day.

Fundraising Officer in Dogs Trust, Katie O’Neill, said the charity couldn’t continue its life saving work without the “incredible public support” it receives.

“Pupcake Day is one of our favourite days of the year, which also has an incredible impact for our Rehoming Centre,” she continued.

“As we receive no Government funding, our supporters are the secret ingredient to help us continue saving the lives of stray and vulnerable dogs, just like the adorable litter of puppies pictured with Aisling, who were abandoned at a very young age, but are thankfully now safe in our care and will be going to their forever homes any day now.”

Anybody holding a Pupcake Day event is reminded that human cupcakes are not suitable for dogs, so stick to dog friendly recipes.

To register for Pupcake Day and to receive a pack visit www.dogstrust.ie.

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