I set a pretty high goal for myself this year for the bake sale and I fell far short of that goal. Oh well. I think what I need is to hold my bake sale in March or February because May is a very busy month in Alaska. It was our local Clean-Up Day, there was a kite festival sponsored by a local restaurant and there was 'Plow Day' put on by the Antique Power Motors Association. And there were people everywhere out and about just being busy. I was busy too but I would have liked to have been be busier selling goodies.
Actually by the end of the day I had only a few things left, several pieces of cake and some cookies so I took them with me to a Second Saturday event at a local shop. The treats were appreciated by the crowd drinking wine and eating oreos so I know I earned some good word of mouth there. Next year people, you will be mine!
So I made a grand total of $440.00, not bad for a one woman show without any helpers this year. Last year I had my mom and my sister pitching in and baking but they were otherwise occupied this year. I hope hope hope they can be with me next year though.
I did have a wonderful donation of gluten free goodies from The Bistro Red Beet. I was worried about gluten cross contamination in my kitchen and Sally, the owner, was kind enough to donate 5 dozen gluten free cookies to the sale. They were very popular with the gluten free crowd and everyone else too. If you are gluten free check out Bistro Red Beet, they are all gluten free.
Thanks to all who donated and commented to win the loaf pans. I will be announcing the winner tomorrow because before I knew it baseball ate up our afternoon and evening and I didn't have any boys to help with the wildebeest winner generator.
Enjoy a few recipes and photos from the sale. I'll post the triple chocolate brownies recipe soon, promise!
My bread box, with simple homemade bread and salted caramel n' peanut cinnamon rolls
cookie dough truffles.
Better Than Sex Banana Cake with Cinnamon frosting.
Lemon Roll and Blueberry Boy Bait Cake.
Gluten Free Cookies from the Bistro Red Beet.
My final product list: Mocha Cupcakes, Margarita Cupcakes, Salted caramel n' Peanut Cinnamon Rolls, Cake Pops, Cookie Dough Truffles, Lemon Roll, Twix Bars, Triple Chocolate Brownies, Banana Cake, 9 Loaves of Bread and Gluten Free Cookies. Could I have made more products? Yes. Would I have sold more? No.
Peace and Love--