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LOCAL charity, PANDSI, continues to raise awareness for post and ante-natal depression by re-creating edible Canberra icons for an ACT-themed cookbook. 

Balloon KPMG. From mini cake off.

Inspired by a children’s birthday cake book, PANDSI is again inviting the community to enter Canberra-inspired cakes to its pre-publication cake off on May 13.

This time PANDSI is encouraging businesses to get involved and apply for a “corporate position” which, if they raise enough money, could see the business’ cake on the front cover.

The woman who came up with the idea, PANDSI president Christine Spicer says: “If last year’s PANDSI Cake Off is anything to go by, Canberrans are going to happily roll up their sleeves and get baking and creating.”

The ACT government is even on board and has committed to match up to $25,000 of money raised.

“The additional funds will mean PANDSI can offer more evidence-based programs, more support workers and more dads’ information sessions,” Christine says.

We are also required to move premises this year, which will result in a higher rent payment, the additional fundraising money will ensure there is no interruption or reduction of services offered because of this.”

This year there will be two auctions, a silent one for the home bakers and a live vote for the corporate professional cakes.

“The Canberra Cake Cookbook” will be published during the 2017 PNDA Awareness Week with a special foreword written by Women’s Weekly food editor and PANDSI patron Pamela Clark. Entry for the PANDSI Cake Off costs $5 and $10 for two adults and children.

Call PANDSI on 6288 1936, email or visit

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