Celebrities from across the UK will also be supporting the important event today – including the likes of Ruth Langsford, who is personally passionate about the issue, having lost her own father to the disease in 2011.
Last week, the Alzheimer’s Society launched some exciting Cupcake Day pop ups, ahead of the big day.
The experience began its mini tour of the UK in Newcastle on Wednesday 6 June. It carried on in Birmingham on Thursday 7 June. And lastly, the party headed to the capital, finally arriving on London’s South Bank London on Friday 8 June 2018.
People from around the country enjoyed free hand-finished, ‘beautifully crafted’ cupcakes, kindly supplied by The Cake Crew – the UK’s largest cupcake manufacturers.
Former GBBO winner Candice Brown even headed to the final London event, where she surprised fans with her appearance.
Whilst there, Candice also opened up about her own personal experience of dementia – and how much her grandfather’s diagnosis affected her family.
She confessed, “My Grandad had dementia and as a family we witnessed the pain it caused him and his loved ones. We are a very close family, so my Grandad’s dementia affected us all. I was extremely close to my Nan, so to see the distress it caused her watching her husband’s health deteriorate in front of her eyes was unbearable.
“Over the past months, Alzheimer’s Society has helped me and my family understand a lot more about dementia.”
She also encouraged the nation to get involved in Cupcake Day – although we may all not be as skilled in the kitchen as she is!
Candice said, “The great thing about Cupcake Day is that anyone can get involved – you don’t have to be an expert baker. Dust off your baking bowls and whip out your whisks – baking is a really fun way that everyone can unite against dementia and change perceptions, fund research and provide care and support.
So what will you be doing for Cupcake Day? Let us know!