Charity Bake Sale

Decorating By mplaidgirl2 Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 10:03pm by MollyHammond

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:16pm
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I need to make quite a few baked goods for a bake sale thats coming up.
I was thinking of doing cupcakes with fondant toppers for the kids..

What characters would kids see and just have to have?

I also want to do something more geared towards adults.
It could be anything...

We have about 300 people attending the event
so I want to maximize for the charity.

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CupQuequito Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:37pm
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Using fondant for a charity event, is going to be costly, and you're not going to see any profit from it (besides exposure).

I'd just keep it simple and if anything, make rainbow cups for kids, and flavored ones for the adults.

IMO
HTH

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 3:04pm
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I'm donating my time and ingredients.
So some things having a higher cost is ok.
I was going to make more 2D things then 3D
Take a look at my photos for the Toy Story cupcakes I
did. I did 50 of those and used under $10 worth of fondant

As for Adult flavors what do you think would go over well?

grama_j Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 3:31pm
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Are your figures on the cupcakes fondant or purchased ?

Aurora_333 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:00pm
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For the adults, what about a buttercream rose with a fondant butterfly. That would be pretty. What age group for the kids, all ages? I really don't have any ideas for the kids sorry.

CupQuequito Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 4:14pm
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you're getting paid for the cups, but your donating time and expenses? I still think you're going to be out money, after making 300 of them... even if you'd only do half with fondant toppers.

Rose is a great one!
Ganache
Rum raisin
Dark Chocolate

grama_j Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 5:30pm
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I guess my point is, you may NOT sell a cake with a " licensed" figure on them..... they are protected by law, and you could get into trouble...... just a heads up...... be careful.......

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 5:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CupQuequitos_By_Shanali

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're getting paid for the cups, but your donating time and expenses? I still think you're going to be out money, after making 300 of them... even if you'd only do half with fondant toppers.

Rose is a great one!
Ganache
Rum raisin
Dark Chocolate




No I'm not being paid at all. I volunteered to make 100 servings.
Its a Charity thats near and dear to my heart.
(The Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
We are trying to raise $12,000 total for the Charity.
We are already at $6000.
We will be doing this bake sale during a Pasta Dinner/
Raffle.

There are other people making other goodies.
I'm also making 100 chocolate covered pretzel sticks

The raffle prizes are amazing so we are looking to make
another $4000-$4500 during the event
(The entrance tickets alone will bring in $2500)
(And we will also be selling raffle tix before the event)

I'm even tempted to send out emails to the people attending and
see if anyone wants to buy full cakesl

mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 5:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grama_j

Are your figures on the cupcakes fondant or purchased ?




They are Fondant. I made them all.

There will be all age groups there so we are looking to have a good variety.
I like the roses for adults.
I might do some baseball designs
I will do Toy Story because I've made them before

Just stumped on other designs

andpotts Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 6:59pm
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Funny I was just getting ready to put these pics in the gallerty. I just did a charity/fundraiser bake sale, and made "CUP"cakes, I only made about 40 of these, but they were relatively fast and easy and were the first items to sell out, people loved them! They are nice because you can really do a lot of flavor combinations (this round I did lemon merengue pie. strawberry shortcake and red velvet) I've done lots of cupcakes in a jar (using small wide mouth Mason jars) in the past to send overseas, but I needed something cost effective for the sale so I got clear 9oz cups and lids at Cash and Carry, they were perfect thumbs_up.gif (I make Jumbo size cupcakes for these) once done I put a label with the flavor on a and add a ribbon and a spoon, I think people like that it's portable. Good luck and I hope you guys reach your goal!
* ok, sorry pics won't attach, I'm adding them to my gallery now!

Andrea

mplaidgirl2 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:21pm
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Those 'CUP' Cakes look awesome!
I will def be making some of those!

kimboann Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:48pm
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I absolutely LOVE the CUP-cakes idea! I saw the pic and immediately put it into my favorites. I can't wait to to have reason to try them. Thanks Andrea for sharing.

MollyHammond Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 10:03pm
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This is a perfect idea for the Relay for Life Charity that I will be baking for. What is the better cream icing that you refer to? Also, what type of filling do you use? May I ask what price you put on these?
Thanks.
Molly

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