Friday, August 19, 2011

Bake Sale

The girls' quiz team is trying to raise money for nationals next summer. It always costs a couple hundred dollars for admission, which is plenty for the kids to come up with, but next year we will have a huge additional cost for transportation because we'll be going to...Seattle!

This weekend is our church's garage sale to raise money for missions. The quizzers were invited to set up a bake sale during the garage sale and we eagerly accepted.

I made lemon curd tarts, homemade Snickers candies, and cupcakes, which the girls were kind enough to decorate the way I'd seen Kathy do a while back.

We laughed time and again as people walked up and commented on how pretty the cupcakes were and how inexpensive our price was on them, then they'd buy cookies or candy. Over and over again.

Finally, a lady bought a sunflower one. She informed us that it was so pretty, she was going to take it home and keep it, just to look at. One of the boys thought that was a disgustingly gross idea.

Julianne wore the new apron Kathy made me for my birthday a couple weeks ago.

Allison baked for the sale, too-pecan tarts, an apple pie, and a black-and-blueberry pie.

Allison also contributed her kanzashi flowers to benefit the quizzers. She priced them very inexpensively and they sold like...well, not like hotcakes since we weren't selling them...but much better than the beautiful cupcakes.

The people of the church were so generous in providing baked goods that our one day bake sale was extended to two and we still had lots of leftovers. We popped things in the freezer and hope to get people to take them home on Sunday for a donation, rather than letting them go to waste.

I don't have a final count yet, but I think they made over $300. They're off to a nice start but we're brainstorming for ideas to make sure that money doesn't keep any of the kids from being able to go to nationals. Any suggestions?

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  1. How about Becky's candles? They smell great!

    Glad the girls did so well with the bake sale. That's too funny about your "flower" cupcakes, but they really are lovely.

  2. Of course you know I agree with Kelly! LOL

    I love those cupcakes. Isn't it funny how that works. Things that draw people's eye but then they go for something else.

    $300 is a great start!! Seattle is FAR!!

  3. Awesome cupcakes! Wow!

    You're off to a great start and I agree about the candle fundraiser!

    They'll sell like 'hotcakes!' :)


  4. The cupcakes are beautiful! Isn't it funny that nobody would buy them. Once I was at a church potluck luncheon and one woman brought a beautiful cheese ball shaped like a pine cone. Then she studded it with whole almonds and it looked gorgeous and just like a pine cone. *Nobody* tried any of it. I was standing next to her and she asked me if I would do her a favor and go take a hunk out of the cheese. She said everywhere she takes those nobody wants to mess them up and be the first one to dig into it. LOL Sure enough, after I dug into it, everybody else did, too! Thanks for visiting my blog... glad you liked the bread!


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