Karma's a beeyotch.
A few months ago I chaperoned a 6th grade dance (don't get me started -- some of those girls have better lingerie than I do). I was chatting with the organizer of the dance, who is a very lovely person, and she suggested with great enthusiasm that we hold a fundraising bake sale for PKD at the next 6th grade dance. How do you say no to that? You can't.
The next 6th grade dance is a week from tonight.
Now, I'm not in a panic -- I have several tubs of scratch cookie dough already in the freezer, ready to bake up -- but I am in a quandary. To wit, how many cookies can/will 100 sweaty, jacked-up 6th graders eat/buy in a two-hour period? If I over-bake, the excess will somehow magically apply itself to my
I have only myself to blame for this next one. Every spring, our delightful little hamlet holds a Charity Fun Fair, in which town center closes to motor traffic and dozens of booths, each supporting a specific charity and manned by volunteers, spring up all along the sidewalks. It's on April 20 this year. There are moon bounces and picnic areas and live music and it's generally a lot of fun. We're going to have a table selling baked goods (and homemade doggie biscuits!), and I have no concerns about quantity on this one -- as much as I'm able to bake, that's how much we'll sell. Period.
However, it was suggested to me by one of the organizers that the booths with activities attract more traffic and tend to raise more money. Now, I'm not about to set up a ring toss or anything like that. But...... what do y'all think of a raffle, with the prize being a custom special occasion cake? I'd put some parameters in place as to scope (no three-tiered wedding cakes, yo), and make a little display with color copies of some of my past cakes. Do you think people would buy raffle tickets for such an item, and is $1 a good ticket price?
One last question for the pretty, pretty internets. I'd like to have a name associated with the baking -- not a business name, per se, but some kind of name that invokes baking and elegance and sugary goodness. Something with more polish than "Cookies for a Cure." Wanna make this one a contest? The winning name will get a dozen fresh-baked cookies hand-delivered (if you're local) or mailed (if you're not). I'll even let you pick the flavor.
Tell me what you think on questions 1 & 2, and leave name suggestions in the comments. Thank you in advance for saving my brain from exploding.