Use these bread recipes and bake sale tips to make your organization's next bake sale tasty, fun, and profitable.
February 23, 2010
1 of 9Howard L. Puckett
Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread
Filled with sweetened cranberries and topped with sliced almonds, this loaf makes quite an impression when displayed on the bake sale table. Presentation is everything, so be sure to wrap it in clear plastic wrap and tie with raffia or a colorful ribbon. If you need additional choices, see our collection of Bread Recipes.
A perennial favorite at bake sales, loaves of banana bread are a great thing to make because you can bake them a few weeks ahead and freeze until time for the sale. See Banana Bread Bonanza for more banana bread recipes.
The aroma of pumpkin and spices is irresistible to bake sale customers. This recipe makes 12 mini loaves which are perfect for selling as well as gift giving. We suggest pricing the loaves in groups of 3 or 4 and arranging them in festive baskets along with jars of homemade jam.
People love to buy breads at a bake sale that they might not ordinarily make for themselves. This lovely braid is a great option if you're having a springtime bake sale, and you can promote the fact that it's enough to feed a crowd at the Easter meal.
6 of 9Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Freezer Cinnamon-Fruit Rolls
Make these decadent rolls in disposable foil pans, and then sell them in the pan along with a jar of the glaze. Attach a card with the instructions for re-heating and serving. These are sure to be a hit at your bake sale, so be sure to make several pans.
Since so few people make homemade bread these days, it's a good idea to have a number of yeast bread loaves available. A tasty loaf of homemade bread will be hard to pass up. You won't have to spend much money on expensive ingredients for this basic bread, so your profit margin will be good.