Bake Sale Ideas Checklist
Bake sale season is here! For schools, churches and communities from coast to coast, these classic events make delicious fundraisers. Here are a few simple tips to remember to make your next bake sale a sweet success!
- It's a wrap: Creative packaging, such as little boxes and cellophane bags, dress up a single serving that can double as a neat gift.
- Price check: To figure out how much to charge for the goodies, total the cost to make them and double it.
- Tag, you're it: Tie a blank gift tag to each package so the buyer can easily leave it for a friend or loved one.
- On the side: Offer soda, milk, coffee and even savory snacks, in addition, to your baked items.
- Make a list: Have a sign-up sheet for bakers—you don't want to end up with dozens of the same treat.
- Offer a raffle: Sell tickets for a dollar for a tasty specialty cake or pie.
- Super-size it: Jumbo or "Texas"-sized treats are big sellers.
- Bonus points: Include the recipe on a cute card to tie to the treat as an added value.
- Easy to please: Create a price list to display on a wall or easel. You save table space and the time it takes to price each item individually.
- Keep it simple: Keep display decor to a minimum. The eye-catchers should be the treats and not a bunch of store-bought extras.
- Tell a story: Offer a scrapbook, handouts or display photos of group members in action to tell prospective buyers more about your cause.
- One size does not fit all: Single-serve treats move fastest, but some prefer to take a treat to the family or friends, so have goodies packaged by the dozen as well.
- Round and round: Rotate the stock to ensure that there is always a fresh selection. A lot of visitors come back more than once. You'll want to continue to tempt them.
- ID tags: Note whether your treats include nuts, dairy or other allergens.