so, uh, what do you know about bake sales?

Have I mentioned how much Miss N loves to bake?

This summer, a friend of her would pop over every few days and they would experiment in the kitchen...
it started out with me being called in every few minutes to answer a question,
but now she can whip up a batch of cookies or cupcakes without any help, 
and I'm pretty impressed with the results!

So when the two of them decided they would like to hold a bake sale before Christmas,
and donate the proceeds to the food bank,
I was all for it.

A few other friends have decided to join in,
and so we're making four recipes here
(as a start) and they are each planning on bringing some extras.

This weekend we made a practice batch of The Worlds Best Sugar Cookies

and I thought maybe I'd share this recipe with you (it's printable!).

These are the simplest and most yummy cookies you'll make.

We add candy corn on top for Hallowe’en, conversation hearts for Valentines...
for the bake sale, we will make green and red and add a Christmas hersheys kiss to each. 

Of course, now my head is spinning with ideas for presentation and so on...

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I'm thinking red tablecloths, white paper snowflakes (which the girls can make)
and some candy cane decorations.
How to package everything?
Cupcakes in drinking cups? Have you seen this?

We'll be making another type of ball cookie, snowman cupcakes, and chocolate dipped oreo's...
one of the girls is bringing brownies, and another banana bread, 
and another a gingerbread house to be raffled off.

I may make a few pies if there is time :)

Here's where I need your help -
we're trying to figure out price points... how much does a cupcake go for these days?!!
obviously we want to raise as much money for the food bank as we can....
I'm thinking we'll package everything to be sold for either one dollar or five dollars,
 and have two tables, one for each.

What do you think?

(I'll show you the other cookie recipe geek week - it's a drop cookie, but gingerbread!
Just as easy and just as delicious!)


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Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

So sweet. It is so nice when our kids learn to think beyond themselves...proud moments. My older daughter and her friends pooled their resourcs years ago to buy a grad dress for a friend who could not afford.
I think your structure for the bake sale is good, and of course I am sure the display will be great! Hope to see follow up pics.
Happy Monday!

lisaroy said...

What a lovely idea to hold a sale and give the profits to charity. As for pricing, I'm not much help - I buy stuff at sales no matter what the price. Good luck!

The enchanted home said...

What a beautiful post!! I am craving a sugar cookie...printing out the recipe as these are my kids favorties, especially warm from the oven. I don't normally see cupcakes for more than 1.00 or 1.50 unless they are oversized or really over the top decorated. Thast about as much as I can offer...sounds like such a wonderful idea, look forward to hearing/seeing more!

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everything looks so awesome!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love that these yummy desserts are raising money for charity. Oh, and you have so many beautiful inspiration ideas!

In DC, a cupcake is like $4 - $5!! I know. Crazy. Cookies are probably $2 or $3 {per cookie--the big ones}.

I think you could definitely do $2 or $3/cupcake. I like the idea of packaging them too! Can't wait to hear about this adventure ;) xo

Carin Vaughn said...

I an definitely going to use that cookie recipe!

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