Sweet Success for Big Booby Charity Bake Sale

The North East’s baking community rallied at Mechelle Clark’s charity bake sale, raising thousands for cancer care in under two hours.

Sweet Success for Big Booby Charity Bake Sale

In an overwhelming display of community support, Aberdeen baker Mechelle Clark’s charity bake sale, The Big Booby Bakesale, sold out within 90 minutes, drawing a crowd of over 500 people eager to support a worthy cause. The event was held at Parx Cafe on Rubislaw Terrace, with people lining up as early as 10:30 AM. Everything was sold out by noon, raising over £3,200 for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Plastics and Burns Unit.

Mechelle Clark, a local baker known for her work at Trellis in Newburgh and previously with the popular food brand Melt, organised the event after her battle with breast cancer. Diagnosed with the BRCA 1 gene six years ago and having undergone a double mastectomy and multiple surgeries due to complications, Mechelle felt compelled to give back to the unit that had supported her through her treatment.

The bake sale featured donations from renowned north-east bakers including Bandit Bakery, Sourcloud Bakes, Feingeback, and The Crusty Slice in Aberdeen. Also involved were the Highlanders Bakehouse in Crathie and The Culinary Kiwi Bird in Insch. Patrons waited over an hour to purchase a stunning selection of baked goods like cinnamon rolls, croissants, and focaccia.

Amazing tasty bakes / Photo supplied by Julia Bryce

Mechelle expressed immense gratitude for the turnout and support, stating, “It’s hard to put into words the gratitude that I feel for the turnout at The Big Booby Bake Sale. Yes, I expected a queue, but nowhere near the number of people that turned out.” Despite the fast sell-out leaving some without tasty bakes, the event’s success has Clark considering future gatherings.

The funds raised will enhance the comfort and care of patients undergoing mastectomy surgeries at the hospital. Clark noted the universal impact of cancer on the community, which adds a deeply personal touch to the cause supported by the bake sale.

Kirsty Moncrieff, the owner of Parx Cafe, was touched by the day’s success and took the opportunity to highlight the incredible community spirit and the joy of seeing so many people come together to support Mechelle and the cause. She added, “It was great to see so many familiar faces in the queue with families, couples, children and even dogs all waiting patiently to get some of the delicious bakes from some of the north-east’s finest bakers.”

You can still donate to The Big Booby Bake Sale by visiting www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bigboobybakesale

Mechelle Clark and Kirsty Moncrieff / Photo supplied by Julia Bryce