Bake Off, Basel Activities, Charities We Support

The Basel Journal

The Basel Journal had a nice write up about our charity fund raisers.

The Basel Journal

Supporting charitable organisations with baked goodies: the International Women’s Institute Basel is collecting for good causes, and has already been quite successful.

By Isabelle Wanner

If anybody mentions the words “cake” or “cookies”, only very few will think of charity organisations. What rather springs to mind are sugar, butter and chocolate that, mixed together, will deliciously melt on your tongue. However, not only can baked goodies create moments of sheer bliss, they can also bring in money. This was what the International Women’s Institute Basel (IWIB) had in mind when organising baking competitions. Last year there were three of them; in the end they brought in around 1,800 Swiss Francs, according the head of the  Institute, Helen Gilroy. With the revenue they support local organisations, such as “Frauenhaus” (women’s shelter), “Soup & Chill”, and the “Surprise Street Choir.”
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Bake Off, Charities We Support

Spring Bake Off 2016

Spring Bake Off 2016

On the 1st May we held our fourth Basel Bake Off at Markthalle. We can unreservedly say that this was our most successful Basel Bake Off yet as we were able to raise 1236.64. chf for the Frauenhaus which is over twice the amount we were able to give to the Frauenhaus at our first Basel Bake Off in 2015.


The standard of the competition was very high. This was the first time we opened our competition to the public and our entrants did not fail to impress! We had three categories, two for adults (sweet and savoury) and one for under 18s (cupcakes). Our judges certainly had a hard time choosing between the entries!

The winners of each category were:
Sweet – Kelly who baked cinnamon rolls
Savoury – Helen who baked gougeres
Cupcakes – Liza who baked rainbow cupcakes.

Each winner received a plaque and a small prize.

We are already planning our next Basel Bake Off which will be held at the end of Summer. Due to the huge success of this Basel Bake Off, we are planning on giving bigger and better prizes to the winners as well as prizes for second and third place.

We would like to thank all our entrants, judges, table sponsors, organisers, volunteers who manned the stalls and of course, everyone who came along to support the IWI and Frauenhaus Basel.

See you at the next Bake Off!!!




We held a raffle for the Bake Off and these hampers were the prizes!


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