Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry

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StreuselSeven weeks ago I got an email from King Arthur Flour inviting me to host a bake sake for No Kid Hungry!  It took me all of 2 seconds to accept the invitation.  How could I not host a bake sale?  I love baking and I love sharing baked goods with others.

Six weeks ago I started inviting friends and family to bake with me; twelve great people accepted the challenge…

Five weeks ago I started looking for a place to host my bake sale – my daughter’s elementary school generously offered!

Four weeks ago I started advertising; Facebook, NextDoor, flyers, word-of-mouth!  I also asked my favorite vanilla company, Rodelle, to donate a Raffle Gift to help the cause.  They graciously accepted!  Stay tuned for more on Rodelle and the great recipes I’ve made with their vanilla!  They are so awesome… they deserve their own post!

Three weeks ago I started thinking about what I was going to bake as well as continuing to recruit people to help me bake and help me sell!

Two weeks ago I started panicking, it’s just what I do (a little) when I commit to these types of events.  Doubt creeps in… What was I thinking?  What if I don’t have enough baked goods?  What if I have too much sweet and not enough savory?  What if no one shows up to the bake sale and I’m left with 300 baked goods!

One week ago I had my bake sale, lots of friends and family came to HELP and to BUY and to EAT.  Lots of baked goods showed up…25 dozen to be exact.  We ended up  making almost $400 selling the items!  So exciting.

Warning:  You won’t see any pictures of helpers or setting up or the full spread of goodies, I was so focused on just getting some shots of the food that I completely forgot to have my volunteer photographer, Scott Brown,  take pictures of anything else.  Oops!  The night before the sale I did snap of a picture of my best helpers, my daughter Addison and her friend Delaney, as they passed out the flyers created by Addison.  They helped bag all 300 goodies too!

Bake Sale goodies

One week ago these people helped me Bake a Difference

Thank you Tina Larkin for your beautiful Pumpkin Bars with lovely swirled orange cream cheese frosting!

Thank you Suzy Leckman for your decadent Espresso Brownies with giant chocolate chunks!

Thank you Kim Dusek for your creamy Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge!

Thank you Jennifer Glenn for your soft and sugary Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Thank you Lisa Fawcett for your heavenly Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Thank you Kris Gresl for your perfectly minty Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Bread!

Thank you Heather English for your Pecan Pie Bars, perfect Chocolate Fudge and adorably decorated Italian Wedding Knot Cookies!

Thank you Cristy Dice for your buttery Honey Nut Bars, Pumpkin Olive Oil Muffins and sweet Chai Shortbread!

Thank you Mary Ragins for your soft and super Apple-y Apple Spice Cookies!

Thank you Lois Lenorovitz for your hearty Dutch Apple Muffins!

Thank you Melanie Hebenstreit for your chewy Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal M&M cookies!

Thank you Sharon Brigner for your crispy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies!

I made Lemon Lavender Scones, Maple Oat Scones, Mini Cheese Biscuits, Donut Muffins and Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes!

Bake Sale goodies MORE!

Thank you King Arthur for planting the seed!

Thank you No Kid Hungry for feeding millions of hungry children in the U.S.!

Thank you Rodelle for making the best vanilla and donating a fabulous basket of your goodies!

Thank you Glennon Heights Elementary for being a great part of our community!

If you’d like to donate to the cause there is still time, go to my bake sale site or better yet host a bake sale of your own.

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