A friend asked if I would buy a table at fair that a local church is doing. $20.00 for the table (they provide) plus something to auction off.
I am to bring my portfolio (my pics are in a photo album), a tablecover and possibly some things to sell. What type of baked goods should I make to sell? Cookies? Cupcakes?
I was thinking about making a small 8" dummy cake and using that on my table.
Whomever has done this before, could I please get some advice? It is in exactly 2 weeks.
I just did this last week! I also live in PA. For me, to be honest, I just broke even. I sold mini-cakes for $1, they are $1.25 in the bakeries. I sold 1/2 doz. for $5 and a dozen for $10. I sold approx. 120 of them out of approx. 150 of them. If your one cake sells, then you'll have nothing left to sell the rest of the day. Neecerator.
I was thinking that cookies and cupcakes would be the easiest. Dummy cake would just be for show. The church gets to keep the money off of the cake I donate and they auction off.
how did you prsent your baked goods to sell? Boxes? bags? I know I will prob. put some money out, but don't want to be out too much money.
I placed them on fancy plates with a paper doily underneath them. I took vinyl gloves (non-latex) and placed them in small boxes that I had gotten from Aldi's. Like the ones that the Choceur bars are sold from. I also have saved a ton of clear plastic shells/domed containers just from strawberries or blueberries for example. I used a lot of those. Wash them well and take them. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions.
I also took a float of cash. ie) 4 x 5's and the rest were all 1's to make change. I also used tin foil trays and took my very large plastic wrap to make a lid.
okay, sounds easy and green (by recycling). I have things like that in the house that I saved for some reason and now I have one! Thanks so much for your help.
Where in PA do you live, neecerator?
I live about a 1/2 hr. drive East of Pittsburgh. Where is Willow Grove? Feel free to PM if you don't want details in the forum. Thanks.
I do this at our local indoor swap meet. I take a cake for display, and will sell at the end of day. I also take snickerddoodles...a fav, chocolate crack (recipe here) a BIG HIT...oh I call it cracker candy for church and public. Cupcakes do OK. Brownies are a hit, always. I always make my booth money , plus a bit extra. Most of all I get advertising...free! I find ANYTHING with peanut butter sells. Always use SMBC on cupcakes, ppl like alot...they rave. These are just a few things I found doing a booth. HTH
Blessings~ Let me know how you do!