Monday, November 14, 2011


I coordinated a Bake Sale for the 5th graders at our school's Annual Spaghetti Dinner last Thursday. The kids served and cleaned tables for tips too. All the money made went back to 5th grade to be used to offset the cost of all the fun things they will be doing during the year.
I asked the parents to donate baked goods (preferably homemade), that we could sell on the night in individual portions ..... the dessert after the spaghetti!!! I set the table up to mimic a bakery .... you know how pretty all those trays and cake stands look, displayed at varying heights, with all of their delicious contents just begging to be bought ..... can you see I've spent time gazing in bakery windows!!! It's like eye candy to me!!! I made a bunting to hang at the front of our "shop" - the perfect finishing touch I thought.

I love bunting, I think it has a place at just about every event or party!!!
Now, to show you what I made - I made a couple of items, some of my lemon tarts, some meringues with sprinkles on the top, and then these ...

They were a real hit. I made 18 of them, and wish I had made more. We could have sold 3 times that amount. Cupcake monsters, although the yellow ones remind me of that childrens story book dog - Dougal (does anyone remember him?) It was a very successful event with the bake sale earning them a little over $250-00!!!!
Way to go 5th grade!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you always make things look so nice! I wish I had that talent. What a great event for the 5th graders to earn money at. The cupcakes are so cute! By the way I do remember Dougal, he was crazy for candy!