What You Can Do for RSPCA Cupcake Day | Matchbox

Time to fetch the aprons — it's RSPCA Cupcake Day!

August is the month where many celebrate RSPCA Cupcake Day events across Australia. What is it, and how can you take part? Prepare your bakeware — here's all you need to know about the event, what you can do, and how you can make real change by baking scrumptious cupcake recipes.


What is RSPCA Cupcake Day?

The RSPCA Cupcake Day is an event held by the RSPCA that gives everyone, from home bakers to professional cake makers, a chance to bake and fundraise for the 100,000+ animals that make their ways into the RSPCA each year.

From brownies, cupcakes, lamingtons, donuts and other sweet treats, August is when you can grab your family, friends, or colleagues to bake for a real cause: To help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome even more animals all across the country.

Your Cupcake Day Event can be any time in August that suits you best. Better yet, we're here to give you some top RSPCA Cupcake Day ideas that you can consider doing with your loved ones!

 RSPCA Cupcake Day Activity Ideas | Matchbox

RSPCA Cupcake Day Activity Ideas

Host a bake sale

You can make a variety of baked goodies — not just cupcakes! — for RSPCA Day. Why not serve up some muffins, meringues, quiches, pies, doughnuts and more? One of the best ways you can bake to fundraise is by hosting a bake sale with your community or workplace.

Nowadays, you can even do a bake sale online by snapping a pic of your delicious goodies and delivering them to your loved ones who are keen!

Plan a cupcake weekend party

Level up the fun in your fundraising by hosting a cupcake day or weekend party! Invite your friends, family, colleagues or more and serve cupcakes either from the comfort of your home, or carry your cupcakes out to your favourite local park.

You can lay a picnic mat, or set up a table. To really spoil your guests, pair it with some tea & biscuits for a relaxed afternoon chat. Better yet, tell them to bring their furry friends and throw some pupcakes into the mix.

Cupcake decorating playdate

Cupcakes and muffins are a foolproof way to get the kids involved in the kitchen, thanks to their simple recipes. If you want to kick it up a notch, why not plan a cupcake decorating playdate for the kids and their friends? Simply bake batches of a sweet vanilla cupcake base, and prepare a set of cake decorating tools such as icing, toppings and more, and let the kids' creativity shine!

Spread the cupcake love with neighbours, family, & friends

And finally, you can always offer and share your beautiful cupcakes to neighbours, family, or friends for a sweet surprise. If not to fundraise, this is also a lovely way to spread awareness about the cause. Simply prepare a card or flyer to go with your cupcakes that can point them to the RSPCA donation website, where the funds you raise can help fight animal cruelty — one sweet treat at a time!


RSPCA Cupcake Day Recipes to Try

1. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

If you're in the mood for something sweet & nostalgic, the Snickerdoodle cookie-inspired cupcakes are a must-try. With a cinnamon-y blend and a simple vanilla base, we won't be surprised if you make this your next go-to. Find the recipe by Wilton Cakes.


 Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze | RSPCA Cupcake Day Ideas | Matchbox

2. Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze 

What happens when you pair a soft, moist cupcake base with the tangy sweetness of fresh blueberries? This lemon glaze-topped blueberry muffin! Unforgettable and a crime not to try, we think your family will love this Natasha's Kitchen recipe.


Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes | RSPCA Cupcake Day Ideas | Matchbox

3. Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

The perfect treat to serve in your pet-friendly parties is this Peanut Butter Banana Pupcake recipe by Charity Paws. Mixing all the favourite flavours your dog would love — from peanut butter, banana, to carob (not chocolate!) chips, this texture-filled cupcake makes a perfect treat for the cause.


Mini Carrot Cupcakes | RSPCA Cupcake Day Ideas | Matchbox

4. Mini Carrot Cupcakes

Know how to make the best ever carrot cake? Well, reuse that recipe to create a delicious batch of mini carrot cupcakes! Bonus points if you add cream cheese icing with perfect carrot toppings on top —tasty and easy to make. Here's where you can find our favourite carrot cake recipe.


Iced Raspberry Shortbread Slices | RSPCA Cupcake Day Ideas | Matchbox

5. Raspberry Shortbread Slices

These raspberry shortbread slices are perfect for a morning snack or afternoon tea, and most importantly, their eye-catching frosting makes them a must-try for bake sales and cupcake parties! Wrapped in pretty pink icing with a generous layer of raspberry jam in between, these slices will surely be a crowd favourite no matter what the occasion is. 


Vegan Pink Lemonade Cupcakes | RSPCA Cupcake Day Ideas | Matchbox

6. Vegan Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Finally, the best way to raise money for our animals is by having a go at baking vegan cupcakes for the day. Going vegan in your baked goodies don't need to be intimidating — there are tons of ways you can substitute animal products to something equally sweet, delicious, and pretty to look at! As seen in these Wilton Vegan Pink Lemonade Cupcakes that we absolutely love.




What plans are you making for RSPCA Cupcake Day? Don't forget to gear up with plenty of bakeware from Matchbox so that you and your loved ones can have a fun day in the kitchen and help rescue the animals! 

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Have a fun day baking!

With love,

The Matchbox Team

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