A success: Central Florida Food Blogger Bake Sale – Photos & Recap

Last week, I was announcing a bake sale that I was participating in with fellow food bloggers. The Central Florida Food Blogger Bake Sale was the fundraising event to donate proceeds to the Share Our Strength organization – an organization trying to end childhood hunger in the U.S. The bake sale was a success and we were able to raise $1400 within a few hours last Saturday. Our team of local food bloggers made a variety of sweet treats that easily filled 6 large tables. My contribution was the Baked Red Velvet Donut with Candied Bacon and they were a hit, more so than the regular baked red velvet donuts I made as well. I guess people really do love bacon.

Check out the photos from the bake sale, it was a great collaborative effort and we all had a good time.

 

(click image to enlarge)

The bake sale was just around the corner from the weekly Winter Park Farmers Market, so we were definitely trying to pull the crowd from there…

 

(click image to enlarge)

Chris from EatLocalOrlando was the voice of our bake sale and did a great job vocally, grabbing the attention of people walking by, to stop and buy some bake goods.

 

(click image to enlarge)

The table on the left featured baked vegan sweets and bread by Jacqueline from BeyondNFinity. The tent was where most of the baked goods and food bloggers hid from the hot sun.

 

(click image to enlarge)

EatLocalOrlando Dream Bars, Droolius Baked Red Velvet Donuts with candied bacon aka “Bacon Donuts”, and Eclectic Recipes various cookies.

 

(click image to enlarge)

The individually wrapped Baked Red Velvet Donuts with candied bacon or “Bacon Donuts” as Chris from EatLocalOrlando yelled. They were pretty good and I was surprised they sold out.

 

(click image to enlarge)

Pink lemonade cookies by Eclectic Recipes

 

(click image to enlarge)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream Icing by The Little Kitchen

 

(click image to enlarge)

Baked Sweets from Forkful

 

(click image to enlarge)

Megayummo cupcakes and TastyChomps Cookies

 

(click image to enlarge)

More Megayummo cupcakes

 

(click image to enlarge)

Stay Calm Have a Cupcake cupcakes

 

(click image to enlarge)

Kettle Corn Toffee Cookies, Rice Krispie Pops, and various sweets from Simply Southern

 

(click image to enlarge)

Mason jar cookie mix – Toffee Blondies by My Sweet Zepol

 

(click image to enlarge)

Rice Krispie treats, granola, and more by Katie’s Cucina.

 

(click image to enlarge)

Raffle prizes from various companies like KitchenAid, Chicago Metallic, and Driscoll’s Berries donated products while restaurants donated gift certificates like Timpano Italian Chophouse, NaraDeva Thai, Auntie Dawn’s Bakery, and Korean BBQ Taco Box. These were only of few of many companies that made the raffle happen and raising funds a success.

 

(click image to enlarge)

Twitter friend @missskye came out to support the bake sale and bought a Baked Red Velvet Donut with Candied Bacon. Thanks! Anyone like my Donut shirt?

 

(click image to enlarge)

The group shot of food bloggers who stayed up late baking or spent the few days prior baking. We made it happen and raised funds for a good cause.

(Back row) Droolius, Angie from Eclectic Recipes, Wanda from My Sweet Zepol, Robin from Simply Southern, Katie from Katie’s Cucina., Julie from The Little Kitchen, Chris from EatLocalOrlando , Ricky from Tasty Chomps. (Front row) Jillian from Stay Calm Have a Cupcake, Marilyn from Forkful, Pearleen from Mega Yummo and Jacqueline from BeyondNFinity.

Big shout out and thanks goes to John Rife and the Winter Park Harvest Festival office for letting us bloggers use the spot outside their building.

 

(click image to enlarge)

The Baked Red Velvet Donut with Candied Bacon recipe is coming up next! Stay tuned…

 
Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
Content and photos © Droolius.com 2012

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

2 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.