I spent the morning prior to the bake sale visiting all the different offices in my building to make sure they knew about it, and had my elves put signage up all over the place on the morning of the sale, just to make sure no one missed the fact that we were selling deliciousness for a good cause. We were set up by 11, with the intention of staying open until 1pm. We had everything from pink lemonade cupcakes, to marshmallow-dark chocolate brownies, to lemon-blueberry pound cake, and the line formed at 10:58am. Things were looking good.
(By the way, if you’re looking for a really great, straight-forward brownie recipe, this one is wonderful! I just added a layer of marshmallows on top during the last 3 minutes of baking to make them extra gooey.)
By noon we had sold 3/4 of our goods, and had raised over $200. In fact, things went so fast that I didn’t have time to take pictures before we had to start selling. By 12:45pm, we were totally sold out, and we had raised $311! That doesn’t count the few online donations we received, as well.
It was a crazy busy week, but in the end, totally worth it! My fellow bakers and I, plus our volunteers who helped set up, sell, and tear down, have a lot to be proud of, and we’re very lucky to work with people who are so generous. I will definitely be doing this again next year. Maybe I can organize something at school. Hmmm…
There’s still time to make a donation, if you’d like. Just head on over here.
Don’t die of shock, but we’ll actually have a recipe on Thursday, and it won’t be sweet OR baked! I’m going to share one of my favorite summertime snacks with you, so stay tuned.