I came home from the St. Louis Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share Our Strength with a sugar high (from snacking all day on the best baked goods in town), a stash of baked goods that I simply couldn’t consume during the sale, and a pile of money ready to be counted.
Our goal for the sale was to beat last year’s number of $800. Although we had a busy day, there were lots of lulls (were they due to the Cardinals game or the looming storm?). I feared that we hadn’t come close to the $800.
Clearly, I was too busy chatting it up with the other awesome volunteers, bakers, and shoppers, and playing with my favorite shopper (above) to notice just how many sales we had made. I piled the dollars on my kitchen counter, counted, re-counted, re-counted, and re-counted again. $975!! I was in awe! Even with that number, we still had a lot of baked goods that had gone unsold. We sent them Perennial Artisan Ales (a local brewery) who generously offered to give them to their patrons that evening and collect donations. They collected another $25 for us, pushing us to an even $1000!! Woohoo! We still had a few baked goods left over (not too many) and those were donated to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
Kimberly and I owe a HUGE thank you to so many people for making the day a success. But, before I get on with the lengthy thank you list, I want to point your attention to another bake sale happening online right now. The Food Bloggers Bake Sale for Hope is an online auction. Winners will be mailed baked goods from bloggers around the nation. You have until the end of the day today (May 2) to bid.
Now, on to the thank yous! Let’s start with all of our incredible bakers. Go check out their blogs; these folks have talent!
I’m sorry that we couldn’t have a photo of everyone’s baked goods. If we missed yours, it is not a reflection on the quality of your product. Also, we tried to get everyone’s contributions on the list, but if we overlooked yours somehow, please let me know so I can add you to the list!
Stacy Anderson – Every Little Thing
Brown Butter Brownies
Laura Beaver – Food Snob St. Louis
Cinnamon Roll Cookies and Boozy Banana Bread
Amrita Rawat – The Sweet Art
Salted Chocolate and Raspberry Key Lime Macarons
Julie Edmonds – Inkredible Stamping
Pressed Sugar Cookies and Cherry Date Nut Bread
Nupur Kittur – One Hot Stove
Jammy Thumbprint Cookies and Savory Samosa Puffs
Vicki Bensinger – At Home with Vicki Bensinger
Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
Amy Burdge – Eat It, St. Louis
Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry Hand Pies
Rachel Bates – Crazy Cupcake Girl
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Potato Chip Cupcakes
Sandia Hoormann – Bite of Life STL
What’s Shakin’ Ma’con and Caramel Sutra Cupcakes
Elizabeth Cowie – Eating Local in the Lou
Natalie McLaury – The Sweets Life
Chocolate Chip Blondies and Zucchini Bread
Stephanie Tolle – Iron Stef
Chocolate Salty Balls and Dulce de Leche Cookies
Tony Busekrus – TonyLovesFood
Apple and Mixed Berry Mini Pies, Rustic White Bread, and Smoked Pugliese Bread
Krista Wampler – Bake Me Away
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies and White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
Amy Trapp – Special Treats
Rocky Road Cake Pops
Kimberly Henricks – Rhubarb and Honey
Chocolate Cranberry Crispies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cherry Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Ripple Cupcakes and Drunken Cheesy Muffins
Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting
Stefani Pollack (me) – Cupcake Project
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hi-Hat Cupcakes and Brown Butter Cupcakes
|From let to right: Sandia, Tony, Kimberly, the other Stef, and me|
Thanks also goes out to our awesome volunteers: Sandia, Tony, Stef, and Elizabeth (sorry you didn’t get in the photo). We couldn’t have done it without you!
Sappington Farmers’ Market has been our gracious host for the past two years. We truly appreciate their hospitality and the wonderful gift basket full of goodies that they donated!
Our evening host:
Perennial Artisan Ales gladly responded to our last-minute plea to help sell baked goods to the evening crowd. We are grateful for their participation!
My partner in crime:
Thanks to Kimberly, without whom this may have never happened and whose company I still enjoy after an entire day and evening together.
I’m looking forward to working with everyone again next year!!