Chicago Food Blogger Bake Sale…in Pictures & Recipes

by Maris Callahan on April 18, 2010

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I’m still recovering from a great day that started with a 6:15 AM segment on NBC 5 about the Chicago Food Blogger Bake Sale and ended after hours of brownies, cookies, cupcakes and of course: $885.00 raised for Share Our Strength to help fight childhood hunger in the US.

Even though I used last night (and okay, most of this morning…and part of the afternoon) to catch up on the sleep I opted to forgo in lieu of baking for the past few nights, I’m still not entirely confident in my ability to form a logical, coherent thoughts.

So, here are some photos from the bake sale, (all courtesy of Allie Osmar) that sum up the afternoon nicely. The location, Smash Cake Bakery was perfect, half-dozen hardworking volunteers lent support on-site and more than fifteen bakers who helped make the day a success.

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Jessi langsen and jackie kolber

Foiled Cupcakes


Kudos kookies

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

I’ve said it before, but thank you to all of the volunteers. I’ve never been a part of an event that so many people participated in because they wanted to and not because it was required. The day reminded me how much I love living in Chicago surrounded by so many awesome and talented people.

In case you missed the bake sale and are wondering what we sold, here are some of the recipes from Saturday’s sale:

Deep Chocolate Brownies with Chevre Swirl from The Pink Apron

Cherry Lime Scones from In Good Taste

Focaccia Bread with Caramelized Onions & Rosemary from To Kiss The Cook
(Recipe from In Good Taste)

Lemon Curd Cupcakes from a Homemaker’s Habitat

Almond Butter Blondies from In Good Taste

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies from Bridezilla Bakes

Chewy Granola Bars from In Good Taste

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies from Angilio via FitSugar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes from Interior Bakerator

Marshmallow Mish Mash from Foodie Reflections

Saltine Candy with Chocolate & Nuts from In Good Taste

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

thatShortChick April 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

congrats on the bake sale!!! what an awesome-looking spread and location!
p.s. I totally expected you to have a thick new york accent for some reason :)


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) April 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Fantastic! Congrats to all of the volunteers who worked to make this event such a great success.


Interior Bakerator April 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Thanks for organizing such a fun and successful event, I had a great time! It was so nice to meet you!


Kristen April 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

Wow – look at that wonderful group! Looks like you had a huge success.


katelin April 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

looks like a great event, love all the pics and congrats on raising so much money!!


alexa - cleveland's a plum April 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

what an amazing event! such a great group of ladies and baked goods, wish i could have bought something tasty, seriously.


Daryl April 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

You should all feel very proud of yourselves
Great teamwork!!!


Affiliate Program April 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Wow! Congrats for a job well done..


Baking is my Zen April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Everything looks wonderful! Great video!
Baking is my Zen
(New Jersey)


E.P. April 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

How fun! I say this often, but I wish I lived in Chicago so I could take part in things like this.
Great job!


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