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Pledge to Bake for Good

Bake for Good Collage

Thanks to Jena from Little Rusted Ladle for taking the group shot above.

Can bakers be superheroes?

We wield whisks, spatulas, and wooden spoons and magically transform thick dough and goopey batters into breads, cakes, and pies.  Our work floods a room with a comforting smell, feeds hungry mouths, and warms troubled souls.  Yes, bakers are superheroes and we should use our powers to bake for good.

Baking for good doesn’t have to be a monumental task:

  • Host a bake sale for your favorite charity.
  • Bring fresh bread or swirly, sparkly cupcakes to a shelter.
  • Deliver cookies to a sick neighbor.
  • Drop off a pie to a friend going through a rough time.

Superhero bakers don’t have to work alone.  Recently, I worked with a team of incredible bloggers (and incredible people) assembled and organized by King Arthur Flour to bake for the good at the Family Service Center in Minneapolis.  The heroes were:

We prepared soft white bread, dinner rolls, macaroni and cheese, green beans, corn, chicken, salad, pie, and brownies and served them to the 37 folks who came in for a hot meal that night.  Although we waited until after everyone at the center had eaten their fill before we sat down for our own meal, I was already full inside from the joy of helping others; baking for good feels good.

Here’s Where You Come In

Let’s share stories of how we will bake for good.  Maybe you have a special project planned that will inspire us all or maybe you want to do something as simple as bringing homemade cookies to your kid’s teacher to brighten his day – either way, tell us about it!

P.S. In the coming months, I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful tips that I learned about making bread and pie.  Stay tuned!

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18 Responses to Pledge to Bake for Good

  1. Judy K. April 26, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    “I pledge to #bakeforgood with @kingarthurflour and @cupcakeproject by baking #mentalillnessawareness cupcakes that show what you see on the outside is not necessarily what is on the inside.”

    As a project for my education class I will decorate beautiful cupcakes with different fillings – fillings that you would not expect to be in the classic cupcake – red velvet with chocolate filling, carrot cupcakes with banana filling, etc. At the bottom of 25% of the cupcakes there will be a color coded sticker – by the end of the class each student who has a sticker will identify the mental illness their color represents and give a fact about it and dispel a myth about it.

    • NEW ORLEANS HONEY April 26, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      I love your idea and plans for your class.I would love to know how it turns out. SOUNDS AMAZING.
      THANKS ,HONEY

  2. Pamela April 26, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    I pledge to bake for good with King Arthur Flour and the cupcake project by working with my women’s group at church by either doing a bake sale and contributing the proceeds to area needy or by preparing meals for the shelters in our area. Thank you for the opportunity to give!

  3. Lynne April 26, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    I pledge to make several different types of cookies and send them to a friend who is having a rough time. I will make extra for the friend to share with others who may be going through difficulties. Additionally, I will make healthy cookies to take to the local volunteer fire department. These will be individually wrapped so they can be taken on fire calls for quick energy.

  4. Margaretha M April 26, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    I pledge to #bakeforgood with @kingarthurflour.

    My plan is to open a bakery and a homeless shelter for women and kids and have classes where I can teach them baking skills, so they can feel good about themselves and others. I want people to be happy with the baked goods I provide to them. I was homeless twice with my children and this will be my way to give back to the community my kids not only grew up in, but was able to graduate in while we were homeless.

  5. NEW ORLEANS HONEY April 26, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    I PLEDGE TO BAKE SEVERAL BATCHES OF COOKIES AND BROWNIES FOR MY 2 G-BABIES SCHOOLS THAT THEY CAN SELL AND MAKE$$$ FOR FIELD TRIPS TO MUSEUMS, NATIONAL PARKS AND AUDUBON ZOO IN NEW ORLEANS.
    I WANT KIDS TO ENJOY BEING KIDS. MY 2 G-BABIES(AGES 8 AND 14)WERE RECENTLY HOMELESS W/ ME AND THEIR MOTHER FOR OVER A MTH. NOBODY WOULD HELP US SO THEY KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE WITHOUT STUFF. WE LOST ALMOST EVERYTHING. BUT OUR LOVE FOR BAKING TOGETHER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. THEY LOVE TO SHARE OUR CREATIONS W/ THEIR SCHOOL FRIENDS. I LOVE HEARING FROM THEIR FRIENDS”OH HONEY YOU BAKE SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS AND LET RAEVEN SHARE W/ US..THANK YOU SO MUCH” HOW COULD I NOT LOVE BAKING? MOO’S(MORGAN IS REAL NAME..MOO IS A NICKNAME BECAUSE SHE HAS A THING FOR BLACK AND WHITE MOO COWS)FRIENDS RUN UP TO ME WHEN THEY SEE ME COMING IN SCHOOL W/ BOXES OF BAKED ITEMS. MOO HAS A FAVORITE CAFETERIA LADY SHE BRINGS TREATS TO AS WELL AS A MAID AND JANITOR.MY G-BABIES DON’T HAVE THE BEST LIFE BUT THEY ARE VERY LOVING AND GIVING. I HAVE NEVER USED KING ARTHUR FLOUR BUT AM WILLING TO GIVE IT A TRY. SORRY SO LONG , I RARELY TALK TO ANYONE ANYMORE. HOMELESSNESS MAKES PEOPLE SHAMEFUL. THANK YOU
    HONEY

  6. Patty April 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I pledge to #bakeforgood with @kingarthurflour! I love this!!!! I am already baking treats weekly for a ministry who goes into Detroit to bless the prostitutes working on the streets. I have recently joined GirlWithCake from South Africa to participate in her “Cake Call” on May 1st where you bake your favorite cake and give it to a stranger who deserves extra love on that day!

  7. Paulette Schneider April 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Can you bake for evil, it is not possible if you use King Arthur flour, or any King Arthur product. I like to bake the fire fighters of our local fire house.

  8. keshakeke April 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    My neighbor just recently lost her husband and two months later lost her son! I would love to bake for her and also take her meals. She is having such a hard time. The flour would be a blessing to her and myself as well. There is also a few single mother’s in my church and I try to bake and cook for them as well. Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Patricia April 26, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I always bake for the nursing home my husband works at. They have bake sales for good causes, and I always bake LOTS to contribute.

  10. Faye April 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    I plan to organize a group of friends to bake for a local homeless shelter

  11. chanel April 27, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I pledge to bake and cook wonderful things FOREVER!!!!

  12. Allison April 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    I pledge to bake for good by baking treats for the volunteers in the childrens ministry at my church!

  13. Katy P. April 28, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    I love to bake, but I hate having to eat all of my baked goods by myself! I think that baking it forward is a great way to have fun making pastries and help other people as well. Whether or not I win the giveaway, I promise to find a way to put my baking skills to use for other people. I know the local soup kitchen is always looking for donations, and who doesn’t need a little something sweet in their lives ;)

  14. SANDRA GROSS April 28, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I pledge to bake for good by continuing to bake for the comfort of others.
    I am pretty much known as the cake lady in my community. Whether there is a death in someone’s family , a function at church ,school or a family get together, I seem to be the go to for a good cake, cup cakes or cookies.

    I recently baked a cake for our pastor’s appreciation day. One of the young ministers came up to me after having a piece of my coconut cake Neapolitan. This is a three layer cake consisting of one layer each chocolate , strawberry & vanilla cake, with a coconut filling in between each layer. All he could say was “give me a hug”.
    I have been blessed with the knack of having good baking skills & I pass this blessing on to others and pledge to continue to bake for good!

  15. Mary Ellen April 29, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    What a great project! Love it when baking pays off in other ways to better someone’s life.

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