Thursday, 4 June 2009

improved cake messages?


After all the lovely constructive comments on my blog and in person i recieved from the last cakes project (thanks everyone!) my group Craftivist Collective made new cakes. What do you think?
Again, they are made with Fairtrade and organic ingredients (apart from the sprinkles on top like flowers and icing tubes and marshmellows- anyone know where i can get ethical ones?). This time we made tags out of paper and toothpicks.
Half the cakes where lemon flavoured so had on the flags on one side saying "fairtrade lemon gluten free cakes". And on the other "Dont let injustice leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Take action against it :)". The chocolate flavoured cakes said 'Gluten free fairtrade chocolate cakes" on one side and the other said said "Most cocoa farmers will never get the chance to afford to experience the taste of chocolate".
We sold them at Spitalfields market to raise money for charity. They went down really well and most people were really shocked about our cocoa farmer fact. Plus i got the chance to add to that conversation by talking about my recent trip to Ghana where i met and hung out with lots of cocoa farmers.

5 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

these looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yummy and I really like the little flags and what they say.

Layla said...

WOW!! Definitely a whole new dimension got added!!

This must have really been an awesome day!!
(I didn't know some of those facts either, just knew it was problematic!)
Again, this could probably totally be tied in with a fair-trade/human rights campaign?

(I'm now thinking of zero waste cakes too!! lol!)
Can I 'borrow' the idea? :)

If you make more, maybe the flags could be printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper? (I know, I'm horribly demanding!:)
if available, of course..

Definitely going to check out your new blog, a bit too late today - sometime soon!! :)

Layla said...

PS I really LOVE that green one!! :) & it's gluten-free!!
However did you make it?? :)

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Anonymous said...

love your use of flag messages...reminds me of my project The Great Cake Escape but using them in this activist way really good- maybe we could link up for a cake drop around London some time?
myspace dot com the great cake escape
if you're interested!