We’ve put down our rolling pin and our pinnies for another year – Caketober has come to an end once again.

2016’s Caketober was the biggest yet, with nearly 100 businesses, community groups, coffee shops, restaurants and bars taking part and raising over £6,500 with more to come…

A huge thank you once again to theEword for their continued support with Caketober.



Cake is a great way to get involved with Forever Manchester and help raise money. The month of October continues to show how something as simple baking and selling cakes can make a massive difference for local communities of Greater Manchester.

We announced the winners for the Caketober competitions at our First Friday networking event last Friday.

The Caketober Shield, presented to the business that has raised the most relative to the size of their business, went to Stockport-based CDL Software.

The Golden Rolling Pin, awarded to the baker of the ‘best dressed cake’ – the most visually spectacular! This year’s winner was Lucy Marriott from Refinery for her ‘Pride’ cake – seen below in the second picture.

The Caketober Crown, presented to the person (or team) who goes all out with their fancy dress. Tunafish Media snapped up the coveted crown this year for their space theme.

As well as the above, a big round of applause and a huge thanks from us to the following companies and groups who took part in this year’s Caketober:

Adam Recruitment Limited
Brother UK Ltd
The Miners Arts and Music Centre
Wigan Ladies’ Guild
Digital Gurus
Melbourne Server Hosting
Connections Recruitment
My Accountancy Place
Shaping Cloud
Orchard Agency
Kenworthy’s Chambers
Bespoke Retainment Group
Digitl and Pixel Kicks
Realm Recruit
Tunafish Media
Slater Heelis LLP
Auto Trader UK
4 Steps CIC
Aci Money
Shaping Cloud
David Luke Ltd
The Heroes Project
HCSS Education
University of Manchester (HR Team)
ANS Group Ltd
Crowe Clark Whitehill
Cushman & Wakefield
Degree 53
Oscar Recruitment
Southway Housing Trust
The Hill Group Ltd
The Breakfast Club
University of Salford
Express Solicitors
Kay Johnson Gee LLP
Matmi Ltd
Mobysoft Limited
Weber Shandwick
AT Engine Controls Ltd
Hey Little Cupcake
Manchester House
The Oast House
Gino My Restaurant
Grindsmith Media City


Find out about more events with Forever Manchester on our events page.