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    Kelly
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    I need some cheap but different baking recipes. Myself and my sons are

    going to have a bake sale trying to raise enough money to send my

    parents to Las Vegas for the weekend.

    We all live in the same house and with my boys in there teens and all

    there friends always over, and my parents in there 60s they need a

    break.

    I have a few idea's on things to make but would like more.

    The bake sale wont be until the end of next month so I have some

    time...I just dont want the recipes to cost so much and then I wont

    make enough to send them.

    If anyone can help out that would be great!!!!



    Thank you,


    Kelly in IL








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    I echo the "check ahead" sentiment. If you plan to do it outside a

    business, make sure they are OK with that. Some stores in our area

    barely tolerate Girl Scouts and other non profits, and may not go for

    your plan.



    First, for a cheap recipe, what have you got a surplus of, or what can

    you get at a really cheap price? I made a lot of walnut cookies when

    someone gave me a batch, for example.



    What do you mean by "different?" People around here seem to like

    brownies, but what do you want to target?



    Bake sales must do really well in your area. We're lucky to clear 50

    dollars in our area with donated goods, and it seems that many items

    selling for not much more than the cost of ingredients.



    Lisa



    > I need some cheap but different baking recipes. Myself and my sons

    > are going to have a bake sale trying to raise enough money to send

    > my parents to Las Vegas for the weekend.








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    What about pairing it with a yard sale, and selling soda & grilled hot

    dogs?



    One of the towns near us has a huge city wide sale every April, and 3

    or 4 houses always do that, and make a killing on food for people to

    eat. Because it's also fair weekend, and it's a tiny town, people will

    walk up and down the streets, and often be very hungry by the time they

    get to the middle section of houses, where they do the food.



    For soda, I've -always- done this at yard sales, and always come out

    ahead. Because there is a deposit on carbonated beverages here in

    Michigan, it's cheaper by $.10 a can to buy non-carbonated beverages-

    lemonades, fruit punches, etc.



    I buy 4-5 12 packs when they are on sale dirt cheap. I won't pay more

    than $2 for a 12 pack, and I sell them at $.50 a can. Or rather, I have

    the cute little kids sell them at $.50 a can. 4 cans sold, and I made

    back the price of the 12 pack. Some places sell them at $1.00 a can,

    but go for brand name soda's (coke, pepsi, mt dew, etc), which is more

    expensive to buy, but still, you're making your money back and then

    some.



    Maybe see if 3 or 4 neighbors on your street would like to have a

    street or neighbor hood yard sale. You guys could all pitch in together

    to get it put in the paper, and because there's several houses all in 1

    area, you are much more likely to get lots of customers.



    Traditionally, bake sales just don't make much, unless you are a

    phenominal baker who has a great reputation. The cost of supplies for

    making the items, vs the cost of selling it isn't that different.



    I'd definetly recommend combinig it with a garage sale or something

    else that will draw some customers easier than a small bake sale will.



    And whatever you do, DON'T sell Christmas decorated cakes. I went to a

    bake sale last summer in front of Wal-mart- DEAD of summer, and all the

    cakes were melting, for starters. The frosting was running and

    dripping, which was gross enough. But they used old Christmas

    decorations to decorate the cakes, and made frosting christmas trees,

    etc, for the tops. I'm guessing it was some misguided attempt

    at "Christmas in July", but it was August, it was 95 out, and it was

    just yucky.



    And of course, they weren't cheap, either. They wanted more than what

    some local bakeries charge for professionally baked and designed cakes.

    I wasn't impressed with that one.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Kelly" <feelmykissesnow@...> wrote:

    >

    > I need some cheap but different baking recipes. Myself and my sons

    are

    > going to have a bake sale trying to raise enough money to send my

    > parents to Las Vegas for the weekend.

    > We all live in the same house and with my boys in there teens and all

    > there friends always over, and my parents in there 60s they need a

    > break.

    > I have a few idea's on things to make but would like more.

    > The bake sale wont be until the end of next month so I have some

    > time...I just dont want the recipes to cost so much and then I wont

    > make enough to send them.

    > If anyone can help out that would be great!!!!

    >

    > Thank you,

    > Kelly in IL

    >










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    Dorothy Columbro
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    Lisa, Bake Sales are hard to make money at, here we have to have them on Sat. The first weekend in the month....I have had good luck with Cup cakes...What I do is make a Mix cake, put a little batter in the cup and then put in a very small candy bar or 1/2of the mini size and put batter on top.. I also ice them in choc. or what ever you want... these sell very well... also baking cakes in those cup cones work well, fill the cone about half full of batter. and they rise out the shape of ice cream cone.. The ;frost swirlley and put sprinkles or a cherry on top.,.. The kids go for these......We also sell a lot of muffins, any kind...even corn muffins....Some ladies don't like to cook...We try to have a variety not a ton of any one thing....Hope this helps dottieanne212@yahoo.com..

    Lisa <alpharalphablvd@hotmail.com> wrote: I echo the "check ahead" sentiment. If you plan to do it outside a
    business, make sure they are OK with that. Some stores in our area
    barely tolerate Girl Scouts and other non profits, and may not go for
    your plan.

    First, for a cheap recipe, what have you got a surplus of, or what can
    you get at a really cheap price? I made a lot of walnut cookies when
    someone gave me a batch, for example.

    What do you mean by "different?" People around here seem to like
    brownies, but what do you want to target?

    Bake sales must do really well in your area. We're lucky to clear 50
    dollars in
    our area with donated goods, and it seems that many items
    selling for not much more than the cost of ingredients.

    Lisa

    > I need some cheap but different baking recipes. Myself and my sons
    > are going to have a bake sale trying to raise enough money to send
    > my parents to Las Vegas for the weekend.




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    I agree with the person who said pair it with a yard sale.

    We had a yard sale and my daughters made muffins and

    chocolate chip cookies and sold lemonade. The girls did have

    some things in the yard sale too, and the girls sold all the baked

    goods and ended up making MORE money than we did!

    Sodas are a great idea too!

    Jennifer






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    k_schoeff
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    I make "Rice Krispie Treats" using generic cereal and generic

    marshmallow. Add the Fruit Pebbble type or Fruit Loop type to one

    batch, the Captain Crunch type to another half and half with the

    regular rice crisps - variety is endless as the cereal. Sprinkle in

    some mini chips in one batch, dip one batch in melted chocolate or

    butterscotch chips. For some reason these things are a hit with both

    kids and adults. Maybe because they are "lowfat" they seem healthy.

    But we all know the truth. And love them anyway. If you smash them

    into a smaller pan so they are thicker (and too big to actually fit in

    your mouth) people go even wilder for them. Explain that one to me.












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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Kelly" <feelmykissesnow@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I need some cheap but different baking recipes. Myself and my sons

    are

    > going to have a bake sale trying to raise enough money to send my

    > parents to Las Vegas for the weekend.<<



    I'll tell what I did one year, I purchased those loaves of frozen

    Sweet dough (they're yeast dough for making things like Cinnamon

    rolls) and you let them rise overnight. Cut them into 3 or 4 pieces

    each and make your own Doughboys (aka elephant ears) , whatever you

    call them in your part of the country. Out here those loaves are 1.97

    for 5- which means you can get at least 15 doughboys for $2. Plus the

    cost of your powdered sugar and oil.



    I set up my old Frydaddy , roped off an area so no one would get

    hurt on the hot grease, set out a container of Powdered Sugar and

    they sold just AWESOME at $3. each



    Make sure you put out a sign that says your kids are raising money

    to send their grandparents on a vacation. That helps tremendously too.



    And um, watch out for the regulations in your area, bake sales can

    be tricky ... some areas require a vendors license, etc.



    Best of Luck!



    Liss

    Listmom

    www.budget101.com












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    <H2 align="center">In-House Poker Run Fundraising</H2>
    <P align="justify">Any one can do this one. All you need is a deck of cards, a notebook and pen. All who plays gets to draw 5 cards from the deck any way they want (not looking at them of course). They pay $5.00 a hand and the best hand wins half of the pot at the end of the time allowed. We do it for about 5 to 6 hours per day and raise about $100.00 per time for both the winner and the charity. Everyone wants to play again and again to beat the hand before. Sometimes the pot gets to be about $400.00, depending on the size of the group. It gets to be a lot of fun and everyone likes to play poker. You could add a joker for better odds or let them pay $3.00 more for 1 more card. We do this about 6 weekends a year and raise about $1500.00 for our state project for that year. <P align="center">Submitted By: Christy W, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Odessa, Texas




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    <TD width="75%">
    <H2 align="center">Squeegee Day Fundraising</H2>
    <P align="justify">What we do is ask people at a local drive thru (we use the Tim Horton’s) to donate money to have their windshields washed. We have one person at the beginning of the drive thru asking the person if they would like their windshield washed as a donation to Cystic Fibrosis. If they say yes, our volunteer places a pamphlet under their windshield wiper. Once they get to the front of the drive thru and they have a pamphlet under their wiper, our team of two washes their windshield and thanks them for their donation. We had all the squeegees donated as well as the windshield washer fluid. We generally mix it 50/50. </TD>
    <TD width="25%">
    <P align="center">
    <P align="justify">We generally do two locations from 8am-noon and generally make between $800 and $1000 dollars. A lot more than if we would have washed the entire car. We are in our 3rd year doing this. There’s very little setup (your pail and pamphlets) and it takes a very small amount of people to pull it off. We generally have 5 people at each. One person to ask for the donations and two teams of two so we don’t slow the drive thru lane down if we get multiple cars in a row. <P align="justify">Although this example is for Cystic Fibrosis, it would obviously work for any cause. You can either have a stated donation amount or leave it up to the generosity of the driver. <P align="center">Contributed By: Jamie R,. Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer




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    <TD width="82%">
    <H2 align="center">Flamingo Flocking</H2>
    <P align="justify">Purchase 10 pink plastic flamingos (lawn decorations). Pick 10 yards in your community to be the lucky recipients. Attach cards to the flamingoes' necks with a phone number along with all the pertinent information regarding your group. State that for a $10 donation, the flamingos will be removed but for $15 they will be moved to the lawn of their choice.Make sure you also place a sign that has a contact name and phone number among the flamingos for those who drive by and would like to have the flamingos placed in a friends yard. (Also give the option to simply pick up the flamingo gratis, since some people have no sense of fun.) It takes some organization, but is lots of fun.An additional fundraising idea is to sell "Pink Flamingo Insurance" for $10 to protect yourself from the invasion of these pink pests. <P align="justify">Habitat for Humanity Fundraising: Fort Madison chapter raised over $1000 with the use of plastic pink-feathered friends that were trained to create flamingo habitats for one full day in unsuspecting yards around the community. Individuals had the opportunity to pay $50 to have a flock of 10 flamingos placed in another persons yard around 5 am until that evening. Those who received the flamingos then sent them on to another persons yard. All persons were given the opportunity to pay another $25 for flamingo insurance, so that the birds would not be used in retaliation. Before and during the month of July we took orders for specific dates of when the recipients would be seeing the flamingos in the yard. Source, B. Wright, Habitat for Humanity (Fort Madison, Iowa).
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation 1: Send everyone in your organization an announcement on pink paper about your Pink Flamingo fundraiser. Word your announcement something like this: A Pink Flamingo May Visit Your Family! On May 22, the youth group of [your organization] will conduct it first annual Pink Flamingo Fundraiser. We have several lovely pink flamingos, one of which may end up on your front lawn. We have divided the [church, school, etc.] into four Flamingo Areas. Inside each pink flamingo is a list of the names and addresses of church members living in one of the Flamingo Areas. On the appointed day, the youth group will plant each of the flamingos on the front lawn of one family from the Flamingo list. If the flamingo ends up in your front yard, you then - pledge a donation to the youth group, cross your name off the flamingo list, replant the flamingo in the yard of someone whose name has not yet been crossed off the list. The flamingo may not remain in the same yard for more than twenty-four hours. It is not necessary to follow the order of names on the list. HOWEVER, if you do not wish to see a pink flamingo on your lawn ever, you may buy Insurance for the Prevention of Large Pink Birds for only ten dollars. See any member of the youth group to purchase insurance. Purchase deadline is May 15.<FONT color="#660000"> Source: CanadaYouth2000 (St. Catharines, Ontario)
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation2: Hold a good ole fashion flocking at your office. Make cut-outs of pink flamingos and charge co-workers to flock other people’s offices or cubes. Take the cut-outs or plastic flamingos and decorate the flockees area. You can charge $1 per flamingo, which will generate tons of money for your team. The bigger the flockin’, the better.
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation3: Get a bunch of pink flamingos (we paid $5.99 for six flamingo driveway reflectors through Oriental Trading Post) Other resources might be Wal-Mart - I've been told that they can order them for you in the Spring; some garden stores also have them in stock or can get them for you. If you decide on the large plastic birds, expect to pay about $10 for 2. Put the flamingos in a church member's yard. The idea is that the yard will look so hideous with the pink birds that the church member will be more than happy to give a donation toward the fund raiser to get them out of there. Some options to consider are:
    <UL>
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">pre-sell flamingo insurance to prevent yards from getting flocked;
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">when a church member gets flocked, they get to pick the next victim; and
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">have a map at the church that charts their progress. </LI>[/list]
    <P align="justify">We found this fundraising idea to provide benefits far beyond what was expected. Letting the member whose yard is flocked chose the next yard included far more members than we expected. Not only members who attended worship every Sunday were flocked - we used it as an outreach tool. We flocked people who rarely attended, or who had only just started visiting! We discovered that no one was willing to be the last one to pass them on! Everyone was interested in where the flocks were (we had four flocks out). Conversation between members on Sun. morning usually started with, "I saw the flamingos in your yard...." The birds really brought the "family" together. And we even heard, "I'm glad they came to our house. I thought we were going to be left out."
    <P align="justify">Allowing for fundraising donations instead of a set fee increased our income. The average donations was $25, but donations actually ranged from $10 - $200! We were able to raise close to $2,000 for our summer youth servant trip. Give it a try - we had a great time with the cute, pink, little birds! Source: Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin)




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    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse;" borderColor="#111111" cellSpacing="0" width="100%" border="0">


    <TD width="82%">
    <H2 align="center">Flamingo Flocking</H2>
    <P align="justify">Purchase 10 pink plastic flamingos (lawn decorations). Pick 10 yards in your community to be the lucky recipients. Attach cards to the flamingoes' necks with a phone number along with all the pertinent information regarding your group. State that for a $10 donation, the flamingos will be removed but for $15 they will be moved to the lawn of their choice.Make sure you also place a sign that has a contact name and phone number among the flamingos for those who drive by and would like to have the flamingos placed in a friends yard. (Also give the option to simply pick up the flamingo gratis, since some people have no sense of fun.) It takes some organization, but is lots of fun.An additional fundraising idea is to sell "Pink Flamingo Insurance" for $10 to protect yourself from the invasion of these pink pests. <P align="justify">Habitat for Humanity Fundraising: Fort Madison chapter raised over $1000 with the use of plastic pink-feathered friends that were trained to create flamingo habitats for one full day in unsuspecting yards around the community. Individuals had the opportunity to pay $50 to have a flock of 10 flamingos placed in another persons yard around 5 am until that evening. Those who received the flamingos then sent them on to another persons yard. All persons were given the opportunity to pay another $25 for flamingo insurance, so that the birds would not be used in retaliation. Before and during the month of July we took orders for specific dates of when the recipients would be seeing the flamingos in the yard. Source, B. Wright, Habitat for Humanity (Fort Madison, Iowa).
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation 1: Send everyone in your organization an announcement on pink paper about your Pink Flamingo fundraiser. Word your announcement something like this: A Pink Flamingo May Visit Your Family! On May 22, the youth group of [your organization] will conduct it first annual Pink Flamingo Fundraiser. We have several lovely pink flamingos, one of which may end up on your front lawn. We have divided the [church, school, etc.] into four Flamingo Areas. Inside each pink flamingo is a list of the names and addresses of church members living in one of the Flamingo Areas. On the appointed day, the youth group will plant each of the flamingos on the front lawn of one family from the Flamingo list. If the flamingo ends up in your front yard, you then - pledge a donation to the youth group, cross your name off the flamingo list, replant the flamingo in the yard of someone whose name has not yet been crossed off the list. The flamingo may not remain in the same yard for more than twenty-four hours. It is not necessary to follow the order of names on the list. HOWEVER, if you do not wish to see a pink flamingo on your lawn ever, you may buy Insurance for the Prevention of Large Pink Birds for only ten dollars. See any member of the youth group to purchase insurance. Purchase deadline is May 15.<FONT color="#660000"> Source: CanadaYouth2000 (St. Catharines, Ontario)
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation2: Hold a good ole fashion flocking at your office. Make cut-outs of pink flamingos and charge co-workers to flock other people’s offices or cubes. Take the cut-outs or plastic flamingos and decorate the flockees area. You can charge $1 per flamingo, which will generate tons of money for your team. The bigger the flockin’, the better.
    <P align="justify">Fundraising Variation3: Get a bunch of pink flamingos (we paid $5.99 for six flamingo driveway reflectors through Oriental Trading Post) Other resources might be Wal-Mart - I've been told that they can order them for you in the Spring; some garden stores also have them in stock or can get them for you. If you decide on the large plastic birds, expect to pay about $10 for 2. Put the flamingos in a church member's yard. The idea is that the yard will look so hideous with the pink birds that the church member will be more than happy to give a donation toward the fund raiser to get them out of there. Some options to consider are:
    <UL>
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">pre-sell flamingo insurance to prevent yards from getting flocked;
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">when a church member gets flocked, they get to pick the next victim; and
    <LI>
    <P align="justify">have a map at the church that charts their progress. </LI>[/list]
    <P align="justify">We found this fundraising idea to provide benefits far beyond what was expected. Letting the member whose yard is flocked chose the next yard included far more members than we expected. Not only members who attended worship every Sunday were flocked - we used it as an outreach tool. We flocked people who rarely attended, or who had only just started visiting! We discovered that no one was willing to be the last one to pass them on! Everyone was interested in where the flocks were (we had four flocks out). Conversation between members on Sun. morning usually started with, "I saw the flamingos in your yard...." The birds really brought the "family" together. And we even heard, "I'm glad they came to our house. I thought we were going to be left out."
    <P align="justify">Allowing for fundraising donations instead of a set fee increased our income. The average donations was $25, but donations actually ranged from $10 - $200! We were able to raise close to $2,000 for our summer youth servant trip. Give it a try - we had a great time with the cute, pink, little birds! Source: Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin)




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    <FONT color="#ff0000" size="5">Dinner Auction
    <P align="justify">Our local Auxiliary hosts a Dinner Auction 2 or 3 times a year. We have raised a considerable amount of money for various organizations. We ask for volunteers to make a single dinner. We supply the take out containers to package them into. (Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, a vegetable and roll) We pick a night to hold the auction. Everyone brings their dinners on that particular night. We arrange all dinners on a table so the people can see what they are bidding on. Our "auctioneer" then starts the bidding. Most dinners start at $5.00 ea. You would be amazed at how much a particular dinner could go for! At our last auction, a chocolate hot fudge cake went for $27.50!

    <P align="center">Submitted by Laurie G.



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    I completely second checking with your local city government on the regulations!! Last fall, I held a garage sale and wanted to sell bottle water and sodas (we're in San Antonio, Texas after all), it gets hot. But after checking with the city, I would've been fine heavily because I needed a vendor license. It's even worse for baked goods. At my kids school, they used to have bake sales as well. But due to changes with the city, only store bought items can be sold. So just be careful and check the local city government rules. Don't want you to lose all of that money you earn into paying a fine. Cathy

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    I completely second checking with your local city government on the regulations!! Last fall, I held a garage sale and wanted to sell bottle water and sodas (we're in San Antonio, Texas after all), it gets hot. But after checking with the city, I would've been fine heavily because I needed a vendor license. It's even worse for baked goods. At my kids school, they used to have bake sales as well. But due to changes with the city, only store bought items can be sold. So just be careful and check the local city government rules. Don't want you to lose all of that money you earn into paying a fine. Cathy

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    I completely second checking with your local city government on the regulations!! Last fall, I held a garage sale and wanted to sell bottle water and sodas (we're in San Antonio, Texas after all), it gets hot. But after checking with the city, I would've been fine heavily because I needed a vendor license. It's even worse for baked goods. At my kids school, they used to have bake sales as well. But due to changes with the city, only store bought items can be sold. So just be careful and check the local city government rules. Don't want you to lose all of that money you earn into paying a fine. Cathy

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