8 Eye-Catching Cake Sale Recipes

8 Eye-Catching Cake Sale Recipes

How to keep them coming back for more

Spring is in full swing, bringing with it lots of sunshine, outdoorsy activities, and fun festivities. Cake sales are very much part of the season for school-age children and their parents, providing a great opportunity to raise some dough for your kids’ next school activity or other charitable causes.

In order for your home-baked goods to sell well, they need stand out from the spread. Here are some top tips how to make the most hassle-free and attention-grabbing treats. Happy selling!

1. Simplicity

With cake sales, the clue is in the title. They are primarily for selling, so make sure you bake a big batch for a large crowd to enjoy. Sheet cakes, bars, loaf cakes, and drop cookies are particularly easy to prepare, portion out, and transport. You can mix them up in no time, shape them to equal size, and stack them up to store and carry.

Lemon-lavender yogurt loaf

Lemon-lavender yogurt loaf

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Classic blondies

Classic blondies

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2. Ingredients

Think about preparation time, ingredients, and frosting. You want to bake something that is quick to make, so that you can offer more. Regarding ingredients, it is important that your cakes don’t spoil in the heat. Cheesecakes, anything with cream, ice-cream, or garnished with chocolate or fresh fruit may spoil, melt, or attract bees. Also keep in mind that the cakes need to be dry enough to keep their shape, so that they can be hand-held or easily eaten off a napkin.

Cranberry scones

Cranberry scones

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Marbled coffee cake

Marbled coffee cake

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3. Presentation

An expert finish may be one way to attract buyers, but you don’t need to bake a multi-tiered, sprinkle-covered cake. A variety of smaller cakes in different shapes, flavors, and finishes, neatly placed next to one another, will do the trick. Use cute napkins or colorful paper plates to serve your cakes on, and consider a simple vase with garden flowers or an elegant tablecloth for a prettier presentation.

Simple lemon poppy seed muffins

Simple lemon poppy seed muffins

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Swiss roll cake pops

Swiss roll cake pops

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4. Creativity

To beat your competitors, be creative and offer, alongside some timeless classics, innovative cakes that appeal to more sophisticated taste buds. Also consider people with special dietary preferences. Label your cakes with their names and useful information such as main ingredients or allergy warnings. Lastly, keep your pricing simple and offer your goods for a round amount.

Zucchini brownies

Zucchini brownies

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Rosemary chocolate chip cookies

Rosemary chocolate chip cookies

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Are you a cake sale newbie or a seasoned seller? What are your all-time cake sale favorites? Share your fails and successes with us by commenting on this article. Got the perfect cake sale recipe? Send it to community@kitchenstories.io to see it published here on Kitchen Stories.