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How do we celebrate during lockdown?

OK, so one thing that never stops during lockdown is the inevitable rolling around of the calendar – which means birthdays, anniversaries, special dates. But does that mean we have to forget about these special dates and not celebrate them?

Of course not.

It may not be the celebration you’d planned for, but a little thing like a global lockdown doesn’t have to stop the fun – right?

Let’s face it. Cake is one of the best parts of a celebration. So why not keep that tradition as a centre-piece and just get creative about how you share it?

  • You’d planned to go on holiday for your big day, but now that’s not possible – splash out on a special cake instead!
  • You had organised a party for all your friends but that’s not allowed – indulge in a bespoke cake to cheer yourself up!
  • You parked your car well today? – treat yourself to a cake, you deserve it!

After all, who actually needs an excuse for cake?

But seriously, how can you adjust your plans to celebrate your special occasion? We’ve come up with a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

Scale down your plans

You might not be able to have the 90 guests to your parents’ diamond wedding anniversary this weekend, but you can still have the big cake. Take some fabulous photographs to create the memories then slice the cake up and deliver it (carefully and safely) to all the would-be attendees. That way they get to share a special part of your day with you, even if from a distance.

Move your plans online

For the more tech-savvy invitees, why not organise a Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype call to celebrate your special day. Even better, bake something delicious and deliver it (socially distanced) beforehand so you can all share the bake together. Individual cupcakes are simple to transport and can be packaged in perfect little containers too.

Get creative

If you have friends who love to bake, why not send them a recipe or provide the ingredients for each person. You can all create something delicious to enjoy ‘together’ and celebrate virtually instead. How about a ready-made cake mix to make life easier? With so many to choose from you could even cater for the fussier palettes!

Enjoy a cake decorating party online

Perfect for kids who love decorating cakes, why not bake or buy some undecorated cupcakes then deliver a little kit to each of your friends in time for your special day. Include a couple of cakes, some buttercream icing and tonnes of fun and colourful sprinkles. Hop on an online call and get creative together.

Go with a theme or just stick with maximum fun and creativity – either way, your party invitees will end up with a delicious cake to enjoy, to mark your special day with you.

Whichever way you decide to celebrate your special day in lockdown, make room for cake – because there’s never any need to forget the cake!

How are you celebrating during lockdown? Let us know in the comments below!

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