Thoughts and Cakes for Japan

Last week, when disaster struck in Japan it was to the date one year since I returned home from Tokyo marveling about the city’s vibrancy, its eccentricity, the vastness, its seemingly lack of crime, its beauty – I could go on forever. In fever words, I was fascinated, in love.

Since returning to London, I have been meaning to write about my first experience of Tokyo but have yet, twelve months later, to write one single word. Perhaps it’s because words can’t describe it? Or that I’m still absorbing the experience?

Like everyone else I have been watching the horrific scenes coming from the Land of the Rising Sun unravel with sadness and a feeling of being powerless. However amid shocking stories and images are also the stories of people around the world doing great things to help Japan.

Here in London some creative Shoreditch bakers have mobilized to raise funds to help those in need, and you can too. Tomorrow, Friday 18th March and Saturday 19th March Cakes for Japan will be at Malden, 188 Shoreditch High Street, London, EC2.  All cakes and sweet things are Japan inspired and more and more volunteer bakers are being added to the already long list. I love this wonderful idea to help those who are suffering. I hope many will stop by Cakes for Japan  to show their support for the bakers and for Japan.

Among the contributors are:

Molly Bakes: sushi cake pops

Charmaine Mok: black sesame macaroons

Nevie Pie: cherry blossom inspired cakes

Emma Rice: geisha and panda cookies

LESHIE Loves CAKE: green tea cupcakes

Icing Bliss: sushi cupcakes

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