Bakers call to Love the West

BAKERS across the Rose City have banded together in support of drought-stricken farmers in a project called Love the West.

Baked Relief, a support movement developed during the floods, has again been activated and is calling on all with an oven to spare.

Previously providing 1500 brand new cookbooks and 2000 pre-loved cookbooks to those who were flood affected, cookbooks made their way as far as flood-affected Darwin.

This time around, the group will add notes of love and good thoughts to the farmer's sweet treats just in time for Valentine's Day

"We will hopefully encourage and connect with farming families," said Warwick relief baker Sue Hamlet.

"The group is asking for batches of Anzacs or fruit cake because they last longer."

Eleven locals have signed up to the movement so far, with many encouraging family and friends to also get involved.

"Even my mother-in-law has already made her fruit cakes," Mrs Hamlet said.

The Warwick-baked goodness must be in Brisbane for distribution by February 16.

"It's the community pulling together to support our farmers," she said.

"While we know it won't solve the drought, the emotional component is really important."

Fledge Designs on Palmerin St will be open from noon to 2pm on Sunday for cake collection.

The studio is also open during the week for fruitcake and Anzac biscuit drop off.

Just check if anyone will be present before arrival by phoning 4661 9838.

A list of ingredients is also required .



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