Our school holds a cake stall once a term for fundraising. We are lucky enough that there are farmers markets held on the school grounds every Saturday (The Orange Grove Markets) and so it's an easy thing to set up a stall and sell our baking efforts to the general public.
I wanted to gather a collection of ideas for cake stall baking in one place so I thought I'd blog about it. I hope it helps you for your next fundraiser.
Cupcakes are always a favourite.
Presentation is everything so make them look good!
Honey Joys - Recipe here
Whole cakesWhole cakes sell very well at our cake stall.They also require less work on your behalf than cupcakes so if you are short on time then it's always a good option.
This is a great chocolate cake recipe - super easy and works every time.
Slices and brownies sell well and are pretty quick to make. The chewy chocolate slice I blogged about here is always popular and you can whip up in 5 minutes of mixing and 20 mins of baking.
Scones sold as take home or picnic packs
Rocky Road is ever popular. Recipe here
It's always a good idea to have some little bags of treats that people can take away or give as gifts. These balls above are glazed cherries, condensed milk and coconut balls. Super easy and we sold each bag for $5. Other bag ideas are small biscuits, chocolates, apricot balls, savory biscuits.
Other ideas are:
Individual pavlovas or Meringues. These can be served in a bowl with cream and fruit and spoon for just dry.
Little bags of popcorn
Marshmallows on a skewer, dipped in chocolate and rolled in 100s & 1000s.
Chocolate dipped Strawberries
Toffees and Toffee Apples
Banana Bread sold by slice or whole
Decorated Gingerbread Men
I hope this helps next time you are searching for school baking ideas. If you have any other ideas, please add it in the comments section.