What is the CakeFaerie? (This first Sec reads the same as on the CakeFaerie's Front Page.)
'The Cake Faerie' consists of delivering biscuits/cakes to our other members as a means of meeting them, as well as of offering such to other people around us both for general kindness and for GIVEN by CakeFaeries' further recruitment. [In the sense of: would you like further people leaving you biscuits? If so, email GIVEN by CakeFaeries!]
This activity is obviously 100 percent harmless and 1000 percent friendly. We have a few Rules to smoothly ensure this, that you must read in order to participate... If in doubt, ask the Great CakeFaeries In The Sky (persons appointed to oversee this).
What we do is as follows.
0 You can join in too by emailing the Great Cake Faeries (Altwelcome-general *at* srcf.net) your
Means by which Cake can reach you: at least one of
* where in College your pigeonhole is
* your address
* that you'd like us to send you a CakeFaerie Identifier Badge.
Notes: [mention Allergies here, or whether you are a Vegetarian or Vegan. To a certain extent, comments like "No Custard Creams" or "I Haaaate Raisins!" will be considered].
There is no deadline for joining :)
1) The Great CakeFaeries In The Sky will sometimes SUGGEST you CakeFaerie specific others. Your doing so is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY :) Though, if you do carry out the suggested delivery, you should very briefly notify the Great CakeFaeries so that they don't need to summon further CakeFaeries to that particular address at that particular point in time.
2) You deliver to the person's hand, to their door as per below, or to their pigeonhole with a "from The CakeFaerie" note (we now send our participants printable CakeFaerie Notes for you to write on the reverse of!)
3) If you do carry out some of the Suggestions, you are known as an Active CakeFaerie. You may then be awarded your own Wand to carry during missions! And Active CakeFaeries sometimes go round CakeFaerie-ing in 2's or 3's. Moreover, we note that as a society we are strong on passive participants' rights to get a good deal out of activities. So. You are very welcome to be part of us, regardless of whether you are an Active CakeFaerie :)
4) Interacting via the CakeFaerie Badge
Important Conduct Rules (This Page's New Stuff Starts Here)
I) To be involved with the CakeFaeries is to Consent to be briefly Met. But not a card to intrude beyond welcome. It is a Promise to be Friendly toward any fellow CakeFaeries encounter'd CakeFaerie-ing :) And toward whoever else whilst one is out CakeFaerie-ing.
II) (Packets of) biscuits left in pigeonholes or outside rooms MUST entirely look like packets of biscuits. Notes left with them MUST be entirely polite and unalarming.
III) Occasionally, Colleges do not permit (unpackaged) food in their pigeonholes. "Commercially wrapped" means, liken penguin bars.
III.1) The known specifics of this in each Fief or Realm (local area) will be internally circulated to the Active CakeFaeries there, as well as to Active CakeFaeries delivering citywide (e.g. the Vegan CakeFaerie). If you become aware of any other such issues, be welcome to tell us!
IV) CakeFaeries with Uni ID must carry it while CakeFaerieing, and those with Cantab ID must have that with them too.
CakeFaerie room deliveries MUST be done alongside a CakeFaerie with the College in question's ID (and thus swipecard).
An obvious case of this is caking your own College's rooms.
People asking for, or volunteering, room deliveries will be told of further arrangements to achieve this. Even CakeFaeries going to pidge rooms that aren't in plodges cannot do so without same-College ID in the event of a College being on security crackdown.
III.1) also applies to how this is be disclosed beforehand, and reported if spotted.
V) You MUST pay proper attention to the Notes that come with the Suggestion of whom to Biscuit, for these cover any Allergies, Vegetarianness etc.
If you're running a CakeFaerie Fief or Realm, you MUST remember to give out these Notes alongside the names and Addresses in the Suggestions you make as to whom your active CakeFaeries might Cake. Our default cake and biscuits bought for large-scale distribution are checked prior to purchase as regards their bearing the Vegetarian Symbol.
VI) This activity is purely for welcoming, welfare and a bit of of truly harmless fun. It has zero concept of competitivity, and nosuch will be tolerated to take root here. (See Duelly CakeFaerie and Hunty CakeFaerie Rules for more on this.)
VII) Whilst CakeFaerie-ing, use common sense at all times. Each CakeFaerie is entirely responsible for their own behaviour. We do not condone any course of action that inconveniences other people, especially Porters and the general public.
If challenged as to your presence, say the truth: "I am here to see/give biscuits to a friend" and entirely accept it if the challengers ask you to leave.
This is very unlikely to happen if you act civilly and are accompanied by somebody with the College's ID. Nonetheless, entirely accept it if the challengers ask you to leave.
CakeFaerie-ing is not to involve any actions that are unsafe or that may cause alarm to members of the public. CakeFaeries don't come in through the window or act in any other ways that are at all confusible with thieves or stalkers. Additionally, out of respect for others and due to having magical wings and tiny little feet, we go about CakeFaerie-ing *quietly* and *discreetly* :)
VIII) Due to the potentially serious issues or consequences, you are not allowed to lie to the Great CakeFaeries or to anybody they call upon to assist them with any serious difficulties.
IX) You may not CakeFaerie during society meetings that might in any way be disruptible by quietly handing someone a packet of biscuits or a slice of cake. The Societies you can momentarily CakeFaerie in are all informal lighter-hearted societies, rather than obviously inappropriate ones like speaker meetings, piano recitals or the karate club's sparring session... Additionally you are to use your common sense in not disrupting the parts of lighter-hearted SocMeets that shouldn't be, such as people auditioning for the Light Entertainment Society or a person who is juggling with fire. The idea is that you wait for an appropriate moment, like when they are socializing between bouts of fire-juggling.
Sometimes, if you are an Active CakeFaerie or even more so if you are a Volunteer CakeFaerie Organizer or Great CakeFaerie, you will be provided with enough cake-n-biscuits to offer Cake to the entire lighter-hearted Soc rather than just to those CakeFaeries present. N.B. that non-cakefaeries are under no obligation to accept cake, nor are they bound by the CakeFaerie rules unless somehow present at a CakeFaerie Event, Raid, Organizer Session etc.
X) Unsociable Hours. Between 9 pm and 10 am there is No CakeFaerie-ing unless specifically invited there at such a time by the recipient, and yourself fine with these travel arrangements. That is to avoid any disturbing of sleep, and much of the risking of: looking wierd late at night and being challenged by Bedders in the morning. One can still deliver to pigeonholes within these hours if one happens to be able to access them in an entirely civilized manner. CakeFaerie-ing around Society Meetings in compliance with Rule IX is also allowed over more extended hours, since those are those socs' *normal hours* and those present are clearly choosing Socs over Sleep at that point!
XI) You cannot CakeFaerie by proxy. Because it is not a personal touch and to avoid Proxy Pixies who've not read the rules. If someone wants to help deliver, get them to join up by writing to the Great CakeFaeries in the Sky - there's no deadline for joining. You cannot lie about your name to authority figures (Porters, Staff...) during CakeFaerie-ing.
XII) Before attempting to Actively CakeFaerie anyone wearing a CakeFaerie Badge, you must have a badge yourself (so you know what they look like). See here for the Important Rules of CakeFaerieing people wearing CakeFaerie badges. Obviously, doing this on university property entails not disrupting any academic or recreational functions, carrying your ID, and not going into private/reserved areas your ID does not cover.
XIII) If you give your room address both to the CakeFaeries and to the Assassins, you can believe anyone knocking on your door saying they are a CakeFaerie. This is because Assassins are not allowed to impersonate CakeFaeries. You shall likewise not impede, or cause to be impeded by others, the entry of CakeFaeries into your corridor. Those getting in by saying they are CakeFaeries are Out of Bounds assassins-wise for the length of their stay, and thus pose no danger whatsoever to the local Assassins. This is also relevant if you are both an Assassin and an Active CakeFaerie who cakes room addresses. These things can also be relevant in the case of corridors where both non-Assassin CakeFaeries and Assassin non-CakeFaeries reside.
XIV). SafeOut and SafeOut-one-of-us-caused-it. In the unlikely event of a problem arising during a CakeFaerie-ing mission, say "SafeOut" to alert all CakeFaeries present that there is a problem, so that all stop what they are doing and immediately pay attention to the nature of the problem.
"SafeOut-one-of-us-caused-it" means specifically that the problem is not external but rather caused by one or more of our own members.
The Duelly CakeFaeries' Rules further detail what SafeOut is and means for any activity within GIVEN by CakeFaeries' Soc-Group.
Term by Term/Options Rules
Michaelmas "Freshers and Socs" option, including Cake with Silliness and Cake with Duel Challenges
Lent "CakeFaerie Siblings" option
Easter "Relieving Exam Stress" option
'GIVEN' in 'GIVEN by CakeFaeries' stands for General-Purpose (In)Visibility and Education Network,
i.e. somewhat similar principles and actions to AVEN: Asexual Vibisibilty and Education Network,
but now for any legal minority, regardless of whether additionally legally protected, that has any place to go.
Invisibility indicates careful and practically-viable inclusion of people Closeted about anything.
Disclaimer (this applies more widely to the Safer Spaces we run rather than just to the CakeFaerie activity, for which, aye, some of it may be a bit much, but better safe than sorry).
i) The CakeFaeries are a Safer Space activity: zero personal abuse tolerated during this activity or over its running. If anyone is upset, proper apologies are expected, as are non-repeats of what caused it. Being a Safer Space is much of the Why of the Serious Conduct Rules and Disclaimer, though some parts of this are to Avoid "Incoveniencing the Authorities/Getting into Trouble".
ii) By signing up to the CakeFaeries, you agree that you are responsible for your own actions, and any consequences thereof. Not reading these rules is no defense against breaking them. Nor will the Great CakeFaeries be bound to the existing form of these rules if any new difficulties were to arise. Individual CakeFaeries may not speak for the CakeFaeries as a whole, nor for GIVEN by CakeFaeries as a whole and as such can not use our activity or our rules as an excuse for their behaviour.
* Bans: in the - for the CakeFaeries activity! - very unlikely event of someone seriously breaching these Important Conduct Rules of friendliness/safety/no trouble^*, they may be banned from it and may find that this ban extends to the rest of the Safer Spaces run by our Society-Group. Official complaints about a person's behaviour will almost certainly result in banning. Involvement of the (real) police will definitely cause you to be banned. To date, none of this has ever happened to somebody doing the CakeFaerie activity, so this is a pretty cautious disclaimer... The Great CakeFaeries' (or other Safer Space Custodians') rulings are final, and there is no right of appeal against a banning. If our Safer Spaces are messed around with, wmeasures from our peoples' other Disclaimers may be used, or from our peoples' ways outside of what we declare on public spaces. Basically, whilst it is not all we are, we are foremost places of respite for vulnerable people, and so we will take any attacks on our Safer Space activities or our Custodians around as seriously as attacks on counselling service personnel, JCR reps or college tutors.
^* This includes risking trouble by 1) deliberately supplying false addresses or elsewise lying to the Great CakeFaeries, especially in connection with any serious rules breaches, or 2) deliberately ignoring a SafeOut of any kind.