Me, My MS and I

MS Society Cake Break 2011

After the success of the Cake Break I held at work last year, I’ve decided to hold another one this year. It’s a great, fun way to raise money for the MS Society, and an excuse to don my apron again! : ) I’m holding this year’s Cake Break at my mum’s work on 20th May and I thought I’d better get blogging and spread the word again! Who thought dentists would like tablet and cupcakes so much?!

What Is A Cake Break?

It’s a fun and easy way to raise money for the MS Society and show your support for people affected by MS. You can host a cake break at home, work, or anywhere you please, the idea is simple: invite some friends / family / workmates to your chosen venue on your chosen date and eat cakes (baked or bought); drink tea, coffee, or anything you wish (!); enjoy a good natter and raise some awareness; ask them to make a donation, and watch your contribution to the MS Society grow!

How Do I Get Involved?

Visit the MS Society’s Cake Break home page for information and loads of tips:  and request a Cake Break pack full of useful tips and some goodies to help you on the day. Choose a date to hold your Cake Break and where you’re going to hold it, and send out invites (the MS Society has some fabulous pre-made ones you can download here, some posters to put up, and e-card invitations to send).

How The Money You Raise Will Make A Difference:

  • £76 could fund the MS Society helpline for one hour
  • £200 could pay for a day’s respite care, providing a vital break for a carer
  • £500 could fund an MS specialist nurse for four days

These may seem like large amounts of money, but small donations from each Cake Break held quickly add up and translate to a huge amount of help for the MS Society, MSers, carers, and people affected my MS.

A Tablet Recipe To Help Get You Started:


  • 100g / 3.5oz  butter
  • 900g / 1lb 14oz  sugar
  • 1 cup / 250ml  milk
  • 397g tin of condensed milk


Melt the butter and sugar on a medium heat, then add the milk and condensed milk.

Turn up the heat up, stirring the mixture until it reaches boiling point.

Reduce the heat to low and stir for 45 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir 60 times with a wooden spoon. Pour a little onto a plate and if it sets it’s ready to pour into shallow trays.

Line a shallow tray with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture in, scoring the surface into squares, and leave to set and go cold.

**Take care with this recipe as the mixture gets extremely hot and retains heat for a long time.


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  1. * nicole says:

    Good for you! I’m 36 but have had it since your age. But unlike you, I was running instead of taking it head on as yourself!

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 11 months ago
    • Thanks very much : ) Hope you’re keeping well.
      Jenna x

      | Reply Posted 6 years, 11 months ago

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