"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:23 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
choc0sweet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: wild west
Posts: 7
Bake Sale ideas??

cookies are a given i guess.

but i want to bake some stuff out of the ordinary. obviously stuff we can sell in small packages.

any ideaS??? thanks!

choc0sweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 10:16 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
lindatooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 1,173
How about Caramel Corn?
__________________
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Oregon native transplanted to Chicago....
lindatooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
How about "special" brownies? The college kids will love em!
Seriously, I had pineapple upsidedown cookies... they were GREAT! I think that they were more like cookie sized cakes. They had the pineapple ring on them, and thats how big they were. They were soooooooo GOOD!
Then there is the best chocolate cookie in the world. You take two cookies (i like vanilla flavor for this...). You take slightly metled milk chocolate and spread it think on top of one cookie. Then before the chocolate get hard you slap the other cookie on top of it!
Its important that the cookies are somewhat soft.

Im not much of a baker... thats all I can think about for now.
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
Cook
 
ramydam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 66
How long do they need to keep for? If just a day or two, mini lemon merigue pies or other tarts are good - and not really any more work than cookies although you have to choose recipes carefully to keep costs down. Chocolate dipped strawberries or other fruit always went over well, too, as did mini pound cake loaves.

Our best seller was always good, basic, dense chocolate sheet cake with chocolate glaze frosting, though.
ramydam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Thyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Not so far from home
Posts: 25
Send a message via AIM to Thyme Send a message via MSN to Thyme
I vote for homemade doughnuts!
Thyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Smile bake sale ideas

A couple of friends and i have had a booth in our local craft fair for the last couple years and things that went very well were rice krispy treats, puppy chow, popcornballs, brownies, of course cookies
cakebaker2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:19 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
htc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Oregon
Posts: 1,302
Don't forget the muffins and cupcakes!
htc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:23 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,835
Blondies, brownies, fruit squares, chocolate chips cookies made in bars. I like to do bars because it's easy to include as few or as many in a package as you want...2 or a dozen, etc. Also, they are easier to do than cookies and a bit quicker.
__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #9
Certified/Certifiable
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 10,366
No bake cookies are always a favorite. I accidently made white no-bake cookies once when I was trying to make German-choclolate cake icing. I ommited the fat and when the mixture cooled, it made a truly deliscious no-bake cookie. Both chocolate and white versions sell like crazy at bake sales, and are easy to make.

I'll post the recipe for teh white no-bake cookies when I get home and can look up the recipe.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 05:45 PM   #10
Executive Chef
 
corazon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Native New Mexican, now live in Bellingham, WA
Posts: 3,859
Here's a link for chocolate chip double decker brownies. I made them a couple days ago and they were great! They are easy and fast to make. Took me about 30 mins prep time and 35 mins to bake. You can also freeze them if you needed!

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ad.php?t=15339
corazon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 06:35 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakebaker2007
A couple of friends and i have had a booth in our local craft fair for the last couple years and things that went very well were rice krispy treats, puppy chow, popcornballs, brownies, of course cookies
I lvoe puppy chow!! I can't keep it in the house with my youngest. I have to make him a batch alone
It's good that he's such a little guy or he would be in trouble with that much junk. What's funny is that he doesn't even like peanut butter
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 08:17 PM   #12
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston area
Posts: 2,488
How about things you can make in 13 X 9 inch pans so you make a couple of batches at a time and cut them into whatever sizes you want?

Congo bars are a favorite from my childhood. Gooey Cakes couldn't be easier, and you can make vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin, etc.

Symphony Brownies are special!

Get 2 packages of brownie mix (Ghiradelli is wonderful) and 3 large Symphony candy bars (I use the Heathbar ones). Mix up both batches of brownie mix. Spread the first batch in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Lay in the three candy bars - they will just fit. Spread the second batch of brownie batter over the candy bars. Bake at 350 for about an hour. The trick is knowing when to cut these - they have to be cooled enough for the candy bars not too ooze all over, but not cold enough so that the candy bars are hard as rocks.

These simple but decadent brownies are the best I've ever had, and have even done well when entered in dessert competitions.

Lee
QSis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 12:15 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
Try the 'Gooey Butter cakes' - the name alone will sell them!

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...y+butter+cakes
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 01:43 PM   #14
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
I've always found that "dippers" are great sellers!
Option 1: Take big pretzel rods and dip the top half in white chocolate. Before the choc dries, roll in multicolored sprinkles.
Option 2: Spear 2-3 large marshmallows on either a lollipop stick or a pretzel rod. Dip marshmallows and a bit of the stick in white or reg. chocolate and again, roll in sprinkles or chocolate jimmies.

With both, here's how you display:
(available at candy making stores and craft stores) Use small clear plastic bags (the kind that look like cellophane - available at candy making stores and craft stores) and tie them at the base of the food product with curling ribbon.

Display them in a vase or coffee can (which has been painted/wrapped in paper), so they're standing up like flowers in a vase. It takes up a small amount of table space.
We've usually sold them from $1 to $1.50 per stick.
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 05:03 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
How about loaves of zucchini bread (or banana nut, pumpkin, etc)? Pies? Fudge, peanut brittle, and other candies are always good. Also homemade breads of all sorts sell well. (Dill bread? Olive bread?) And how about some carmel apples?

Love bake sales!
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 06:33 PM   #16
Executive Chef
 
Piccolina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,319
Send a message via AIM to Piccolina Send a message via MSN to Piccolina Send a message via Yahoo to Piccolina
If you can get the ingredients at a decent price (say at Cosco or the like) chocolate dipped/covered pretzels are popular. Place the dried finished product in bags of say 100 or 200 grams, then wrap them up in coloured cellophane or candy bags and tie/garnish with ribbons, fabric scraps, etc.
__________________
Jessica

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren
Piccolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 06:40 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
You know, I just realized the date of this thread was 4/2004 DOH! I don't pay attention when I look at them Oh well, if anyone else is looking for this stuff, it'll be good to have opened again. This is time for bake sales anyway!
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 08:51 PM   #18
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
You're right Texas! Well, we all could use great ideas right about now!
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 09:32 PM   #19
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 584
Rice Krispie Treats go well around here, especially if packed in single serving sizes. Kids recognize them and parents will often buy for the kids to keep them busy for a minute so they can look. For our church yard sale bake sale table I make 2 batches of the Preline Pecan recipe on the Quaker Oat Squares box. It always sells out early.
__________________
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.--unknown, at least to me
purrfectlydevine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 06:57 PM   #20
Head Chef
 
callie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,709
Revisiting this thread...

Our little town is having its big craft fair next week. The local women's club sponsors a bake sale booth - and I've been asked to contribute something. Any new and exciting ideas? tia.
__________________
Practice random acts of kindness.

callie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nutty Tuna - Noodle Bake Filus59602 Casseroles 4 08-18-2005 03:51 PM
Mac's lamb curry bake Raine Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison 0 02-23-2005 11:38 AM
Need Whole Chicken Ideas PA Baker Chicken, Turkey & other Fowl 9 01-15-2005 12:56 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.