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  1. #1
    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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    Lisa
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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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    herberkids3
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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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    Jennifer Huff
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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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    Liss
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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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