As you’ve probably noticed Caketober was an unprecedented success.

It’s seen companies including UK Fast, BCL Legal, Online Ventures Group and Hiring Hub baking up a storm to raise money for FM and it’s inspired a competitive streak in kitchens across Greater Manchester – not forgetting some brilliant fancy dress efforts.

One thing that we didn’t predict was how well Caketober worked in connecting businesses. What better way to grab that meeting you’ve always wanted or to show someone around your office than to invite other companies over for tea and cake?

Some familiar faces have been known to drop into 8 different Caketober sales and, we can assure you, we’ve eaten our fair share of sweet treats across the city!

All cake eating and networking was of course undertaken to raise money for local people and projects in Greater Manchester. So here’s what you’ve been waiting for… the Caketober fundraising total is a huge £4,800.38 (and still rising!)

Thank you to everyone who took part – particularly Al Mackin, Lucy Barber and theEword who made everything run as smooth as batter!