Bake Sale Packaging Ideas
Cookies and snack mixes will sell even faster at your bake sale if you put them in a pretty package.
- Choose packaging for your treats that coordinates with a theme. For example, use holiday wrap or plastic bags at Christmas time or primary colors for back-to-school.
- If you are selling pieces of pie or cake, put them on a small paper plate and cover with plastic wrap. Gather all of the plastic wrap on top and cinch with a colorful ribbon to add an extra-special touch.
- Cut a roll of clear plastic wrap in half to use for individually wrapping homemade granola bars, brownies and cookies. Instead of one wide roll, you end up with two narrower rolls of the perfect size wrap.
- For crisp cookies, the general rule is to store them in a container with a loose-fitting cover. If you prefer soft cake-like cookies, store in a container with a tight-fitting cover. However, if the weather is humid, you should store crisp cookies in a container with a tight-fitting cover. Using waxed paper between the layers should keep them separate and from sticking together.
- Remember to always cool cookies completely before storing them. Warm cookies stored in a sealed container can cause an entire batch to soften from the steam they create. And don't mix soft and crisp cookies in the same container. The moisture from the soft cookies will cause the crisp cookies to soften.
- Little dressing up is needed when you fill inexpensive clear jars with colorful snack mixes and individually wrapped candies. Simply tie a festive ribbon around the top.
- Instead of discarding potato chip cans, coffee tins or shortening cans, wash them, decorate the outside with wrapping paper or Con-Tact paper and fill with cookies or candies. Attach a bow to the lid and close.