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Cost It Out: How to Win at Bake Sale Economics

by in View All Posts, May 30th, 2017

Bake sales are a classic fundraiser — who doesn’t like to support a good cause and pick up a sweet? But if you spend too much making your treats, it could eat into the “profit” you make from selling them. Should you make oatmeal cookies or crispy rice treats? Banana bread or pound cake? Cookies or cupcakes?

If you’re on a budget, take a good look at a recipe’s ingredients list before choosing. Avoid mix-ins like nuts and dried fruit, which can quickly add up (see our chart below). Instead, consider treats made with less expensive items, like egg-based meringues. Or opt for cakes such as banana bread and doughnuts, which contain oil instead of butter. Old-fashioned picks like oatmeal cookies or snickerdoodles also have low-cost main ingredients.

Using a national grocery provider’s average prices, we priced out some of our favorite bake sale items to help you decide what to make and how much to spend. See how these classics compare.

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Bring the Best to the Bake Sale — Cook Along with Kids Baking Championship

by in Recipes, Shows, February 3rd, 2015

Bake Sale recipesOn last night’s episode of Kids Baking Championship, the eight young bakers had to adapt two of their signature dishes for a bake sale. Then midway through the challenge, judges Duff and Valerie sprung a twist on the unsuspecting kids: They would have to make a third treat, featuring PB&J flavors. At least two kids professed to hate peanut butter and jelly, but no matter, because they had to use the two ingredients in their third treat.

When it comes to bake sale treats, the best kinds are always ones that are easy to transport, hand-held and, well, it helps if it’s a rendition of a classic that everyone’s sure to like, such as cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Cook along with the challenges in the show, and check out these bake-sale recipes and see if you could put a twist on any one of them.

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Be a Part of Share Our Strength’s Food Blogger Bake Sale

by in Events, March 28th, 2012

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It’s that time of the year again when Share Our Strength hosts the Great American Bake Sale, an incredible feat that asks people across the country to host or participate in a bake sale to raise money for the 1 in 5 kids in America struggling with hunger on one day, Saturday, April 28.

This year, Bloggers Without Borders is working with our own writer Gaby Dalkin, of What’s Gaby Cooking, to help spread the word via bloggers. Well, FN Dish wanted to help, too. Last year, they raised $25,000 through 26 bake sales. This year, Share Our Strength has set a challenge to raise $50,000 with the help of bloggers from all 50 states.

With just $1 connecting a child to 10 meals, the community would be helping Share Our Strength ensure that the more than 16 million kids facing hunger today never go hungry again.

Here’s how you can help:

Get Involved: Click here for a list of bake sales already taking place. If you’re interested in participating in a bake sale, please reach out to the host. If there isn’t a bake sale taking place in your area, maybe you’d like to host one (see details below).

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