Central Florida food bloggers partnered with Great American Bake Sale this year and raised funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, an organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger in the United States by 2015. A big thank you to John Rife of Winter Garden Harvest Festival, who donated space for the bake sale and our sponsors who donated items for our raffle! Local sponsors included Timpano Italian Chophouse and Parkesdale Farm Market.
Remember the pinwheel cookies from the holiday cookie swap? They made a reappearance at this year’s Central Florida Food Blogger Bake Sale! I also used a recipe from Simply Recipes for a few loaves of cranberry walnut bread, although I will follow MegaYummo’s tip and twice bake the slices next time for a fruity biscotti. Katie joked via Twitter about the classic rookie mistake of baking the night before. I thought to myself, “I got this!” Somehow, I still did more baking than sleeping the night before the sale.
Droolius made an impression with his Red Velvet Bacon Doughnuts while Eat Local Orlando made sure Winter Park Farmers’ Market crowds knew there was a bake sale just around the corner! In addition to a ton of baked goodies, Katie’s Cucina also made jars of Chocolate Almond Granola. MegaYummo brought the yum in the form cupcakes, mountains of them. Do you like kettle corn and toffee? Simply Southern Baking put those two snacks together in the form of Kettle Korn Toffee Cookies. BeyondInfinity even had vegans covered with Glazed Cinnamon Buns.
This year’s bake sale was a blast and we raised $1,400! Join familiar foodies and new ones next year to bake for a good cause. More information about this year’s bake sale is available at The Little Kitchen.