2013 My Kitchen Rules stars Jenna Marie Jaede (aka Little Miss Cupcake) and Bondi personal trainer Luke Hines have officially thrown their support behind the RSPCA’s annual baking fundraiser – Cupcake Day.
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the biggest bake-off in the Southern Hemisphere and involves Cupcake Hosts around Australia baking cupcakes and hosting a Cupcake Day Party to raise vital funds for the RSPCA.
This year’s Cupcake Day is being held on Monday 19 August 2013.
Dessert queen Jenna Marie Jaede, the owner and face behind Le Pink Petite, a bespoke custom cupcake, petit treat and cookie business was a natural fit for Cupcake Day and jumped at the opportunity to be involved and help out the RSPCA.
“Supporting Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is a marriage made in cake, being Adelaide's Cupcake Queen,” said Jenna.
“I believe animals should be treated no differently than humans. Our family dog Homer gets treated like a king in our house. He eats breakfast, lunch and dinner with us. He eats gourmet meals all the way; he is very special. No one in life should be deprived of great food, especially our beautiful animals. Even my chickens get a gourmet feed!” Jenna added.
Balancing great food with fitness is a lifestyle that Bondi personal trainer Luke Hines has down pat. A firm believer in sustainable, free-range and ethically sourced food that provides great nutrition, Luke has provided a healthy cupcake recipe to the RSPCA for this year’s Cupcake Day. Luke is also passionate about animal welfare and owns a beautiful black Labrador called Bailey.
“Supporting RSPCA’s Cupcake Day was an absolute no brainier for me,” said Luke.
“Being a lover of animals, great and small, the work that the RSPCA does is so important and any money to support the care, nurturing and safety of all animals is vital. Me and my black lab Bailey believe 100% in this all important work. So c'mon, bake a sugar free cupcake for me and get on board.”
Nationally, the RSPCA receives less than 3% of funding from government so fundraising initiatives like Cupcake Day are vital to increasing donations and awareness of the fight to prevent animal cruelty. Funds raised from Cupcake Day go back to help the shelters, clinics, Inspectors and animals in your home state. For example, if you are raising funds in Tasmania, your donations will help RSPCA Tasmania.
How cupcakes can change lives:
- $10 provides an enrichment toy for a cat which assists in their behavioural development
- $30 provides bales of hay to feed the farm animals in RSPCA care
- $40 microchips a cat or dog to help ensure they find their way home
- $50 subsidises the emergency boarding costs of the animals of victims of domestic violence
- $60 provides warm bedding, heat pads and lamps to keep a puppy warm
- $100 subsidises medical treatment for an injured dog or cat
- $200 keeps an RSPCA Inspector on the road fighting cruelty
Getting involved is easy, simply visit www.rspcacupcakeday.org.au and register, personalise your supporter page and get baking! Don’t forget to show off your creations via Facebook!
Among other things, your cupcakes can help give a surrendered puppy a home, rescue a neglected pony, provide emergency surgery to an injured kitten and save thousands of lives.