Bake Something Funny for Red Nose Day – A Creative Photo Competition

Are you all ready to bake? Have you got a whisk in hand and apron on?

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Red Nose Day

When I told Crevette (6 years 6 months) and Beanie (4 years 4 months) I was planning to organise a creative photo competition involving funny cakes, they decided to take part. I suggested baking our delicious flourless chocolate cake and the idea was a hit!

Once the cake was ready, we iced it. The ganache was scrumptious, and Beanie ended up head in the bowl, making sure she had licked every last bit of chocolate sauce. What a classy girl!

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off - Icing the Cake

I gave the children a pack of sweets to decorate the cake and stole at least half of them when they were not looking. I am not apologising… I love sweets!

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Yummy Sweets to Decorate the Cake

They came up with this funny face.

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Funny Cake

Beanie took the cake to the living room, and although it was just a couple of hours before dinnertime, we all had a slice (or five). The ganache was still warm and it was out of this world!

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Beanie bringing the Funny Cake to the Table

Enter our creative photo competition and you could win a £50 HomeSense gift card to purchase your own baking supplies!


How to enter our #raisesomedough Creative Photo Competition

  • Get your ingredients out and create a funny bake!
  • Take a photo of your funny cake. It could be anything from a disastrous bake resulting in a funny photo, a practical joke, a beautifully iced comedy creation, a face made out of sweets or your children being silly whilst baking. Anything will do as long as it is creative, fun and involves baking!
  • The photo must be yours and it must show a funny bake made by you or your children.
  • Send me your photo via email (, tweet it to @lecoindemel or tag me @lecoindemel on Instagram, and use hashtag #raisesomedough.
  • Feel free to use this template for your entry: “This is my entry for the #raisesomedough competition organised by @lecoindemel to win a £50 HomeSense voucher on Red Nose Day.”
  • I will share my favourite entries on Facebook.

Whilst you are at it, why not take part in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off by organising a cake sale? For more information and a fundraising kit, click here.

We want you to get baking!

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Come & Join Us
If you fancy the Henry Holland apron I am wearing in the picture above, you can get it here. The apron features the famous Orson Welles quote, “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Profits from the sale of each item from the Red Nose Day Designer Homeware Collection will go to Comic Relief.

My friend Fiona, aka The Only Free Range Chick, will be the independent judge for this competition. She will choose the photo she considers the most creative to win the £50 HomeSense gift card.

The closing date is Friday 6th March 2015 at 11.59 p.m. UK time. The winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Terms & Conditions

  • There is one prize to be won: a £50 HomeSense gift card.
  • The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
  • The closing date for entries is 11.59 pm GMT time on Friday 6 March 2015.
  • The photo must feature a funny cake or fun around baking.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.
  • The photo must be of your own creation.
  • The winning entry will be the funniest photograph, and will be judged by Fiona at The Only Free Range Chick.
  • The winner will be informed by Twitter DM, Instagram comment or email on Red Nose Day (Friday 13 March 2015) and will need to respond with their full name and postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen.
  • The winner will be announced on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This is a sponsored post. I received help and advice from Di at SuperLucky to set up this competition. Thanks, Di!

I have listed this competition on ThePrizeFinder, SuperLucky and Loquax.


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    • 11/02/2015 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks lovely.

  1. 11/02/2015 / 10:01 am

    What a fabulous idea! I really don’t know how you do it all…I love your competitions and your blog post. This one looks like great fun…I will see if Roo would like to enter! Hope you are all well? I have a poorly Pickle today so not getting much done!

    • 11/02/2015 / 10:16 pm

      I would love to see your entry my lovely. Hope Roo can think of something funny to bake. Pickle getting any better?

  2. 11/02/2015 / 12:37 pm

    What a fab competition Mel! I’ll have to get my thinking cap on xx

    • 11/02/2015 / 10:09 pm

      Looking forward to your entry lovely! xxx

  3. 11/02/2015 / 2:37 pm

    Love the pics of you – especially the top one so cute! Great idea – and cute cake! The shine on that ganache is making me very hungry!

    • 11/02/2015 / 11:09 pm

      The ganache is incredible! If you let it cool in the fridge, you can roll it into truffles. Naughty but nice!

  4. 11/02/2015 / 8:55 pm

    This is brilliant. I don’t know how you do it all hunny. I really don’t you are truly amazing wow. What a great project and fun. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • 11/02/2015 / 11:08 pm

      It is brilliant seeing people’s fun bakes. I am getting loads of inspiration from them: love it!

  5. 11/02/2015 / 10:16 pm

    Great competition – lots of fun, and your cake looks great with those sweets on it. It’s the baker’s prerogative to steal the toppings!

    • 11/02/2015 / 10:54 pm

      He he!

  6. travelingchristie
    11/02/2015 / 10:22 pm

    ooh great competition, I will have to get the boys thinking for next week while we are off and for an amazing cause x

    • 11/02/2015 / 10:53 pm

      Brilliant! Looking forward to your entry lovely lady!

  7. Fiona Chick
    12/02/2015 / 5:10 pm

    Can’t wait to see all of the entries, Mel! xx

    • 14/02/2015 / 5:51 pm

      There are some great ones already!

  8. 12/02/2015 / 4:22 pm

    C’est une super idée ! Le gâteau qu’on fait les enfant es superbe, je suis fan !
    Tu est très mignonne avec ton tablier 🙂

    • 15/02/2015 / 12:38 am

      Merci Eva! Tes commentaires sont toujours adorables!

  9. 12/02/2015 / 11:42 pm

    Sounds like a fun competition for a great cause and that cake looks very yummy! 🙂

    • 15/02/2015 / 12:23 am

      Thanks lovely. The cake is delicious! I tried making it with flour on Friday, but it was not so good.

  10. 16/02/2015 / 2:34 pm

    The cake looks delicious! I love that you got the kiddies involved, they did a great job decorating it! 🙂

    • 16/02/2015 / 8:42 pm

      Bless them, I wasn’t sure to start with but hey: it was their creation!

  11. BakedPotato Mummy
    16/02/2015 / 8:50 pm

    Great cake and great comp. I’ll have to try and enter with Potato 🙂 xx

    • 16/02/2015 / 8:52 pm

      I would love to see what you and your little man come up with, lovely!

  12. Victoria Welton
    17/02/2015 / 10:21 pm

    What a great idea for a competition! With Grace giving up cake and sweets for lent and me on a strict diet, unfortunately we won’t be entering this one – but I do love that apron! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo and good luck to all taking part x

    • 23/02/2015 / 1:29 am

      You could make a fruit ‘cake’!

  13. 19/02/2015 / 7:48 am

    I imagine it won’t be long before I have a cake disaster to share with you! #brilliantblogposts

  14. 19/02/2015 / 9:34 am

    This looked like loads of fun. Makes me want to take part. Just need to find the time! Hungry now too! #brilliantblogposts

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