Monday, January 17, 2011

Current Direction


For up to date requests and locations monitor twitter

@digellabakes and @melkettle
as requests are coming through all the time.
This blog was updated 7:30am Monday

~On Sun 17 Jan - #bakedrelief trended Number 4 for tweets in Australia~

Lets get down to business straight up. The Baked Relief Army is looking for direction.

Our Wonderful Emergency Services

I received a tweet from Qld Police Media yesterday "You're all doing a great job, please don't forget our hard working Police / Fire and Ambos"
So, if you are looking for somewhere to drop a whole cake and bring cheer see below some of the Police locations around affected areas who deserve a little Baked Relief. Look up your ambos and fire stations in your area and drop off!

Acacia Ridge - Chardean St
Alderley - 20 Pickering St - They are housing extra officers here and need #bakedrelief
Bellbowrie - 5 Westaway Crs
Brisbane City - 46 Charlotte St
Coorpooroo - 19 Knowsley St
Dutton Park - 150 Annerley Rd
Fortitude Valley - Brookes St
Goodna - 12 Church St
Hemmant - 35 Macedon St
Indooroopilly - 343 -347 Moggill Rd
Middle Park - Dandenong Rd Mt Ommaney
Milton  - Baroona Road Shopng Cntr Baroona rd
Oxley - 1 Chapman Pl
Sherwood - 424 Oxley Rd
West End - 92 Boundary St
Where it matters - The residents

Today there are no HUBS to drop off your goods.. but here is what I need you to do:

Load up your baking, try and carpool to reduce traffic on the road.

Slap on some suncream

Have everything wrapped in individual portions (perfect for muddy hands)

Cold poppers have been REALLY well received!Fruit is KING at present. Wash and wrap an apple in gladwrap and take them down and hand them out. (I heard that Zone Fresh locations are well stocked with fruit)

Grab some serviettes and hand sanitizer

Go to an affected area and find a street of people working to clean their homes

Throw a big smile on your face and tell them you are bringing Baked Relief to help them keep going.


These are the affected suburbs/locations who have specifically contacted me for help in the last 12 hours:

Fig Tree Pocket - Mandalay Street

Graceville - Nadine Street

Fernvale (desperate for care as feel they have been forgotten :(

St Lucia - Warren Street
Goodna - Spalding Street (these people are doing it really tough. they don't even have running water)

Indooroopilly - Boundary Road
Bellbowrie -flood affected streets need fruit, water and wrapped treats

Moggil - flood affected streets need fruit, water and wrapped treats

Karrana Downs - flood affected streets need fruit, water and wrapped treats

If you have only got a short time today, you can drop to the Graceville School tuck shop at Acacia Street, Graceville and they are doing all the Baked Relief deliveries for us! BEAUTY!


I am really working hard to get everyone running things here in Brisbane because a piece of my heart is in the Lockyer Valley and I really need to get out there to deliver some Baked Relief and assess the situation there. I will start making lists of families to begin preparing meals to get these people back on their feet. Even if they haven't been flood affected to their homes, most have been without power for 6+ days, have lost friends and family and are isolated due to bridge collapses.

My boys are STILL with mum, they have power now and some tinned meat and fruit --- eeewwww and there is just no fresh produce even if they could get out! So we really need to get some good home cooking out there to these struggling farmers QUICK!

I am still taking my scheduled annual leave as we cant go away anyway... BUT BAKED RELIEF NEEDS ME! I dont know what's going to happen next Monday when I am back at work. It breaks my heart that my passion for helping will be reduced dramatically... anyone want to sponsor me to keep going? haha

This is my direction today. I really want everyone to please look after Brisbane for me today.

Head to the area, find people and give. If they already have enough Baked Relief, move to another location. We can help these residents and volunteers smile!


  1. Will cover Coorparoo Police Station this morning - Victoria

  2. Digella, you are such an inspiration! Well done and good luck. I am too far away to bake, but do you have a specific fund I can donate to?

  3. Hi Digella - So impressed with your efforts & everyone else contributing. Would also like to know where I could donate to help you all out?


  4. Sorry just worked it out & have donated.

  5. You are amazing! What you are doing is truly inspirational! Have baked will drop off today. Donning the boots and stuff tomorrow, but will take baked goods as well. Robyn

  6. Came here through Verandah House. You are an amazing angel.

  7. Sorry, I forgot to mention I just made a donation. Keep baking! If you need pretty cupcake wrappers please let me know and come pick them up from my shop - happy to donate them all for free.

  8. I have muffins baking now. I will take these to Boundary Rd. I was shopping at Kenmore Village this morning - there was plenty of fresh produce, bread and milk. Not a lot of meat or eggs though.

  9. Hi Digella, I baked and delivered 8 dozen cupcakes around the East Brisbane area. They were so greatful and really in need of some serious sugar!!! Will try and have another baking day again tomorrow.

  10. Digella just saw you on the Today show! What a wonderful thing you and your "angels" are doing!
    If its ok with you - I'd like to add to both my facebook page
    but also the Brisbane Area Flood Page

  11. I live in Fernvale and have finished cleaning as much as I can. I would love to help with the baking for our great little town. Thank you for what you do - inspirational!


I enjoy hearing from everyone. Thank you so much!