I was asked by one of my co-workers to help her do a bake sale, she's not really a baker so I'm going to help her out. Does anyone have any cute ideas for cakes, cupcakes, etc.
Keep your cakes small - 6"ers or single layer 8" rounds.
Lots of cookies, bars, candy etc. Package them in 2 and 3s.
Will it be just before Easter? Here's some ideas for that.
Make 1/2 eggs: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1332851 This is about 7" long but you can make the minis using the 1/2 egg cupcake pan.
Do you make pie? Maybe a couple each of 2 or 3 flavors?
Brownie covered oreos are a HUGE hit and are super easy to make as well. Google brownie covered oreos + blog, there was a recent blog lately that featured a tutorial on them....I just can't remember the name!
I make mine a little different- I mix up some brownie batter mix to the boxes directions, fill up a decorating bag with the batter and a # 10 tip (or cut about a 1cm opening at the tip), then I put cupcake liners in my muffin tin, spray them up with pam, put a dallop of batter into each one- then an oreo on top-then another dallop of batter, 350 in the oven for 11 min. I top them with drizzled white and chocolate ganache.
When they first cool from the oven, they may feel like they're as hard as rocks and if you are impatient and try to eat one right away they totally stick to the liner - do not panic- after a night wrapped in plastic or in a plastic storage bag- they soften up nice and the liners peel easily away for eating.
I made these on a whim one day and posted pictures on FB....about 3 hours later I had 3 orders for them, everyone loved them!
One year, my daughter made edible flower pots. They went with in the first 20 minutes. She used a cupcake pan and made the cup out of smashed oleos with butter, the filling was chocolate ice cream with crushed oleos spread on top. She stuck a small flower shaped cookie in it and a half of a gummy worm. Then we hard froze everything so it wouldn't melt to fast. Later she had the idea of dipping the pot part in melted almond bark to help it keep its shape if it was a hotter day and refreezing it. They were $2 a piece and this was about 3yrs ago.
Had a friend ask for donations for her bake sale which the money made from sales goes to the Cancer Society. I made cake balls, Tiger tails, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate nutter butters. She reported that others gave pies, cookies and Rice Krispie treats...all of mine sold out first and in total they raised over $1000 in four hours!!!!
LadyDi, what are Tiger tails? The chocolate nutter butters also sound amazing.
I saw on here not too long ago someone who made "cup"- cakes. I think that's a great idea for a bake sale. They are basically cupcakes in a cup packaged so cute with a ribbon and an attached fork or spoon. I have not tried them yet but am waiting for a good excuse. Wish I knew who to give the credit to. It seems I did not put her pic in my favorites. sad day!
Tiger tails are 3 large marshmallows on a stick, covered in caramel, then covered in chocolate candy melts...then add sprinkles.
They are very messy to make but taste heavenly. I covered some dark chocolate, some pink and some with peanut butter flavored candy melts.
Here is a link to the brownie oreo blog:
and here is a link to the cupcakes in little cups:
Chocolate covered rice krispy treats on popsicle sticks.