Good Bitches Baking

This morning my sister sent a photo to our little family chat on Facebook. It was a gorgeous looking vegan chocolate cake, smothered with yummy chocolate icing (made from coconut milk and chocolate oh my lord) and sprinkled with freeze-dried raspberry powder. She said she had baked it and dropped it off to the Women’s Refuge, and in the photo there was a tag that had ‘Good Bitches Baking’ on it where she wrote the ingredients of the cake (so anyone with allergies or dietary requirements can see if they can eat it). 17269215_10212512584315684_1961935587_o.jpg

I instantly Googled ‘Good Bitches Baking’ and found their website. And it’s such an awesome organisation – I can’t express that enough.
So Good Bitches Baking  was started up two years ago by two ladies, Nic and Marie, with the aim to ‘make the world a little bit less shitty’ by baking treats for people having a tough time. And in two years, its gone from a tiny group of 15 people in central Wellington to a national registered charity.

They have different branches around the country, which they call ‘Chapters’ and there are at least 10 more locations to come in the near future. They have around 1000 volunteer ‘Bitches’ who bake and/or deliver gorgeous treats to those in need. I’m so stoked that my sister is one of them! I had a look at their Chapters, which are in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown and Invercargill. But not Dunedin, where I’m based 😦

I quickly sent them an email, asking when, if and how I could get involved in a Dunedin chapter of Good Bitches. Baking is one of my favourite passions so it would be awesome to do something nice for someone that needs it, and this just seems so perfect.

Home baking creates a particular sense and joy when you have it, and home in general is something that many of us take for granted – the physical and emotional security, and having a sense of belonging and comfort in having somewhere that is yours.
Good Bitches Baking provides support to people who are lacking the benefits of home, maybe because they can’t be at home for certain reasons, or maybe they don’t have a home at all.

Home baking is something we take for granted, whether that be maybe home-made treats on our lunches, weekend baking, or even birthday cakes.
So Nic and Marie founded this awesome charity, and while they called it Good Bitches, they seem like the best bitches in the game.

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Nic and Marie, founding Bitches. Photo from stuff.co.nz

If you want to be a Good Bitch and get amongst it in your area, you can head over to their website and sign up there! http://goodbitchesbaking.co.nz/ 

They provide you with tags and boxes, you’ve just got to bake something yummy with your own ingredients, or you can sign up to do the deliveries in your area! I think they have a wee bit of a monthly roster going on too, so it’s organised who bakes when (which is about once or twice a month) and you can bake whatever you want!

They have also created a cookbook, called ‘Bloody Good Baking’. From their website, they say about the book:
‘Months of hard work, dozens of volunteers, thousands of photos and countless corrected typos have resulted in this beautiful cookbook containing 75 outstanding recipes generously donated by good bitches all over NZ. It even features a few recipes from some more famous good bitches – including Steve Logan, Al Brown, Ruth Pretty and Louis Sergeant.’
All of the profits from their cookbook go towards growing the Good Bitches Baking trust, in order to help as many people as they can!

I can’t wait to hear back from them, and hopefully a Dunedin chapter starts up soon because I would love to be involved. And I hope any of my friends reading this will do too! It’s just such an awesome initiative, and as someone who loves baking I get so excited about it!
Woohoo! x

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2 Comments

  1. Aww thanks for writing all the lovely things about us!
    Shelly, our new chapters Bitch, will be in touch. We’d love to have a Dunedin chapter too!

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