Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bake Sale Recipes

Grab-and-go items such as these cupcakes are always popular at Bake Sales.
Yesterday my church hosted their annual gift market featuring a bake sale extraordinaire.   My teenage daughter and some of her friends worked the first shift and I stopped by to be inspired by the plethora of home baked treats.  This Autumn Bake Sale featured an impressive variety of cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, and whoopie pies.  It was evident that all the bakers had devoted time and attention to each of the desserts that they had lovingly donated.  There was a variety of whole items for sale along with many grab-and-go selections.

Individual items that are packaged to take away, such as these
Whoopie Pies, are also a good Bake Sale choice.
These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies were baked on a stick, adorned with Fall sprinkles,
and then packaged in cellophane bags that were tied with raffia.
Cute sells!
One clever baker had made chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, adorned them each with a tiny Reese cup, and then packaged them in a clear plastic cup and cellophane bag. This brilliant, economical, and portable cupcake carrier was adorable and durable.  The ones we purchased survived the ultimate test of being toted home by my youngest son to his brothers.  It turned out the cupcakes were also delicious and had an additional Reese cup hidden in the middle

For months, my daughter and I have been contemplating a
cute and economical way to package individual cupcakes.
We discovered our answer at the Bake Sale!  
Disposable pans or inexpensive plates are a good choice
for packaging Bake Sale items.
Another idea is to check with your local grocery store or bakery.
Often they will sell or donate individual baked good boxes.
My contribution to the Bake Sale was four pumpkin cakes with cream cheese frosting that I prepared in disposable pumpkin shaped pans.  According to my daughter they were all purchased within the first hour.  Other popular items included the tried-and-true home baked cookies, whole cakes and pies, and the whimsical whoopie pies. Following is a list of recipes that are sure to be a hit at any Bake Sale.  The most important thing to remember, however, is if you enjoy the process of preparing your item and make something that you and your family love, your baked good will surely be a success.  As always, happy baking!


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  1. Heidi,
    This is a great post with so many wonderful ideas that I want to keep and try for the next bake sale. So many great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks for posting all these recipes. They look delicious!

  3. Congratulations!
    Your recipes are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  4. I was wondering what store you purchased your pumpkin shaped cake pans...I can't find the disposable ones anywhere!!! Maybe they'll have more out closer to Thanksgiving??