Nosh4Noah Red Velvet Cupcakes


On 28 November 2010, a group of Cape Town food bloggers gathered together at our house to bake red velvet cupcakes, under the expert guidance of Hila Jonker (@LadyRaven), in aid of a charity called Nosh4Noah with the aim of raising money for therapy for Noah, a four year old who is on the Autism spectrum.

Kamini Pather (@Ms_Kamini) covered the morning’s event on her delightful blog and you can read all about it here.

It was a fun morning, full of good cheer. This is our story, in pictures:
Start the day with something sweet

Macaroons from Daniella’s Deliciously Decadent

Good students concentrate

The fun begins

Waiter, there’s a batter in my bowl!

Yes, Ma’am, I know exactly what I’m doing!

Bicarb/ Vinegar alchemy

Folding and Pouring

Out of the Oven

Mamma’s little angels!
Concocting potions

A bit of coaxing

The Ice-Off

Ninja Skills

Best in Show

Winner takes all

Everyone say Cupcake!!

or was that ‘chop’!

With kind thanks to all those who sponsored our bakathon, including
Odeds Kitchen (vanilla pods)
Fairview (cream cheese)
NoMu (cocoa powder)
Food 24 (aprons)
Daniela’s Decadently Delicious (macaroons)

Many thanks again to @LadyRaven: Add to taste and to participants (catch em all on twitter, where else!):
And guest and pal:
We raised R2000 and you can also read about our efforts here on the Nosh4Noah website

Love to hear your thoughts!

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By |2017-05-09T07:06:48+00:00December 3rd, 2010|Charity, Giving Back, Hands on, Portfolio|7 Comments


  1. k505 December 3, 2010 at 7:04 am - Reply

    these are the reddest red velvet i've ever seen! they look heavenly 🙂

  2. Ishay December 3, 2010 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Thank you K! They did taste delicious.

  3. ms_kamini December 3, 2010 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Great post! Was such a great day 🙂 Thanks again for hosting us in your glamourous kitchen

  4. Ishay December 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Pleasure Kamini
    Lovely to have you sweethearts over.
    Another note: not sure why Nicola is lopped off in group pic 1! Gremlin on blogger me thinks!

  5. Tasneem December 24, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Wow, absolutely fabulous! Loving the story in pictures, even tho I was constantly drawn away from the cupcakes to marvel at ur gorjus kitchen. I love it!

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  7. Mariaan Christian May 29, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply


    I just read about the amazing bakeathon you had and I just wanted to let you know what we are doing for National Epilepsy Week coming up in from 18 -24 June. I am the PR for Epilepsy South Africa who is our Probona client.
    The aim of this week is to educate the South African public of the human rights of those with epilepsy and to raise awareness of the condition. South Africa currently has the highest rate of epilepsy mortality in the world. Annually about 2,500 South Africans die from this debilitating condition. As part of the celebration week, Epilepsy South Africa will be running a Great Cupcake Challenge opened to all bloggers. The bake-off is in aid of raising awareness about people living with epilepsy. The sale of the cupcakes will be donated to Epilepsy South Africa The winning blogger will reign over all of the other bloggers as the cupcake boss, and be mentioned on the Epilepsy South Africa website as well as the Facebook page.

    It would be great if you could participate, I would like to send you more information.

    Mariaan Christian
    083 3187619

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