A colleague and I are hosting a charity bake sale next week at work and I am looking for ideas on what to make. The people in the office are generally very conservative on their tastes so Im thinking of fairly traditional favourites and ideally that dont take forever to make since I will be making everything the night before. So have you any (scratch) suggestions what I could make? If any of them could be made before the night before that would also be useful (but I dont have any freezer space).
So far between me and my colleague we have flapjacks, cornflake chocolate nests with little mini eggs on top, coconut cake, date and walnut or coffee and walnut cake, hot cross buns and mint chocolate cupcakes (probably a bit adventurous on the flavours for them but they really liked them when I made them before). Also is there anything a bit more savoury that you would suggest because some people are not keen on sweet food.
Thank you for any suggestions!
Black forest (chocolate with cherry and cream)
German chocolate with the coconut carmel icing
Banana or pumpkin cake/bread
Cheddar herb/garlic biscuits
Ways to maximize your time.
Several days before:
-Make the chocolate nests
-Measure out, sift, and mix all dry ingredients and put in bags or containers, label with what kind of cake it is for
I posted a similar thread a couple days ago...
Go look at andpotts pics.
She has CUPcakes that looking amazingly awesome and easy.
Its basically a cupcake in a cup layered with whatever you want.
I'm going to make the Strawberry shortcake ones for my bake sale
Seems like it would be a great seller.
I might also make smores ones
how about savoury muffins eg: red onion, cheddar and bacon (Hugh FW), Gruyere cheese, sage & onion (Delia) HTH
Black Magic Chocolate Cake (Hersey's recipe)-made into cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. If you want to add a little something extra, a sprinkle of reese's pieces would be good.
Thanks for all the ideas!
Ummm black forest gateaux, I can't put alcohol in because of restrictions at work but cherry pie filling I would happily eat with a spoon
I had thought of organising all the different ingredient packets out on my work surface the night before I was going to bake but never thought of putting the weighed out ingredients in bags in advance. Thanks, great idea, I'll be doing that one for sure.
I had seen the CUPcakes yesterday and love the idea but think I will make them for friends instead because I think they might be a bit too novel for my colleagues.
Ooh so many suggestions thank you!