My First Street Fair....what Should I Make?

Decorating By madicakes Updated 16 Aug 2011 , 4:54pm by mplaidgirl2

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madicakes Posted 11 Aug 2011 , 2:07pm
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I am renting a booth at my town's annual street fair the last weekend of September. I want to make some cake balls, cupcakes and cookies for sale and to sample. What flavors have you found to be the best selling at these types of events? I live in small town, USA so I'm thinking the tastes will be more on the conservative side, but I do want to throw in a little bit of the unusual flavor combos.


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JamAndButtercream Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 11:16am
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I'd say, well known flavours sell the best, sponge or poundcake, you know a plain one, red velvet is a good one and you can't go wrong with chocolate! everyone loves chocolate, like you said unusual flavours attract aswell, but whats really going to grab attention is what they look like, bright rainbow colours will attract the kids, little girls will love pink ones!

Hope this helps! good luck thumbs_up.gif

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madicakes Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:01pm
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Thank you for your help Jam!

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Torimomma Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:39pm
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Alot of people are fans of carrot cake but I agree with the previous poster about looks. Vanilla and chocolate are safe sellers and if you decorate them to draw attention they will sell no matter what. Maybe some princessy ones for girls and for boys Spiderman, Transformer or something similar.

Something I would try if I ever get around to it is to make cookie fairy wands. Bake stars or hearts on lollipop stick and glitter them up with sugar. Tie a bit of coordinating curly ribbon to the end and you've got a $3 cookie.

Good luck!

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mplaidgirl2 Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:54pm
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We had a bake sale and the first thing to go was the CUPcakes.
They are cupcakes stacked in a cup kinda like a parfait.
Each cup had 1.5 cupcakes.
I made smores flavor (Chocolate cake, Chocolate frosting, Marshmellow fluff and graham crackers)
I made Strawberry shortcake with real strawberries
I made some vanilla chocolate.

Adults and kids loves them. I packaged them with a ribbon and a spoon.
Went for $4
(probably could have gotten more but it was a charity event

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