Cake trail goes global stretching from South Woodford to Australia and America

Michelle Vanlint (centre) raises £8,000 a year for Haven House from her annual cake bake out of her

Michelle Vanlint (centre) raises £8,000 a year for Haven House from her annual cake bake out of her South Woodford home. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

A woman is running an international cake bake trail starting from her South Woodford home to raise money for Haven House.

This year because of coronavirus social distancing guidelines Michelle is selling cakes from a stall

This year because of coronavirus social distancing guidelines Michelle is selling cakes from a stall outside her home. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

For the last 15 years Michelle Vanlint has opened up her Derby Road home for a bake sale where she raises around £8,000, enough to run the children’s hospice for one day.

The cake trail begins on Friday at Michelle's home and begins its journey across Redbridge and the w

The cake trail begins on Friday at Michelle's home and begins its journey across Redbridge and the world. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

This year she is running a stall outside of her home to follow social distancing guidelines but neighbours and friends from around the world decided to get in on the action.

The cake trail has gone international stretching from Australia to America. Picture: Michelle Vanlin

The cake trail has gone international stretching from Australia to America. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

The cake trail starts on Friday at 12pm and fourteen neighbours across Redbridge are participating as well as friends in America and Sydney, Australia.

Saturday's cake trail. Picture: Michelle Vanlint

Saturday's cake trail. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

Michelle said: “The event is always so much fun but particularly this year people have been so positive.

Sunday's cake trail. Picture: Michelle Vanlint

Sunday's cake trail. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant


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“There is such an appetite for people to do something and eat something that wasn’t made in their own homes.”

Michelle bakes around 25 cakes with 50 cakes coming from neighbours in previous years. Picture: Mich

Michelle bakes around 25 cakes with 50 cakes coming from neighbours in previous years. Picture: Michelle Vanlint - Credit: Archant

For more information on the cake trail or to donate visit https://www.plumberswoodford.com/haven-house

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