These ideas for bake sale fundraiser events will give you some ideas on ways to raise money for your cause.
Bake sale fundraisers have evolved over the years. It’s no longer just your simple cakes and sugar cookies. Today, we like to offer a variety of different baked goods like classic baked goods, special drinks, and savory bread.
Baking can be a great way to add some fun to your homeschooling. As kids prepare for the bake sale, they’ll be measuring, adding, subtracting, learning how to work in the kitchen, and so much more.
Is a bake sale a good fundraiser?
Bake sales have been one of the most popular ways to raise money for events and causes through the years. You don’t need a lot of money to get started with a bake sale fundraiser so the profit margin can be larger than other fundraisers. Gathering some ideas for bake sale products will depend on your target buyers.
How does a bake sale fundraiser work?
A bake sale fundraiser is one of the easiest fundraisers that you can do. Baked goods will be what is sold so friends and family can help. A tip – Once you have some ideas for bake sale goodies, have each person bring a few homemade goodies that you can sell.
Coming up with a variety of ideas for bake sale products will be good. Having a nice variety for customers to choose from is always good.
Here are some ideas for bake sale fundraisers:
- Classic baked goods: One of the best and most popular ideas for bake sale items is to offer those classic baked goods we all love. Items like cookies, Nutella desserts, brownies, cupcakes, and cakes are always a hit.
- Gluten-free and vegan options: Don’t forget about gluten-free and vegan customers! Bake some gluten-free and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.
- Themed treats: Everyone loves a created treat that focuses on a theme. These treats are perfect for fundraisers that are for a cause. For example, if the fundraiser is for a sports team, make treats in the team’s colors or different sports themed shapes. You can also create themed treats for holidays or special occasions. Monster rice krispie treats will be a hit with the kids.
- Savory options: Over the years we have seen more savory options available at bake sale fundraisers. You can offer some savory options like homemade bread, quiches, or savory pies.
- Special drinks: To go along with the homemade baked goods, you can sell homemade drinks like lemonade, iced tea, or hot chocolate.
- No Bake Desserts: If you want to go with something simple for the bake sale, no bake desserts like these vanilla no bake cookies are a good choice.
- Pre-made mixes: Create pre-made mixes for cookies or brownies that people can take home and bake themselves. These mixes can be placed in mason jars or bags and customers can make their own homemade goodies whenever they want.
- Rice Krispie Treats: Super easy to make and you can create a lot of fun and creative rice krispie treats. You can do Christmas rice krispie treats for the holidays, Halloween rice krispie treats, paw print rice krispie treats, Blue’s Clues krispie treats, or mermaid rice krispie treats.
- Decorated treats: While we all love a good simple sugar cookie, one way to dress up your fundraiser is to decorate the cookies. You can do this with cakes too. Just decorate your treats with fun designs or colorful icing to make them even more appealing. Something like these fun shark cupcakes would be great.
- Cake pops: Creating cake pops in various flavors and colors is a great idea for bake sale fundraisers.
- Gift baskets: Make gift baskets filled with a variety of baked goods that people can purchase as a gift.
- Custom orders: Offer custom orders in addition to the premade items for people who want something specific.
- Pies and Cobblers: Always a hit at bake sales. Peach cobblers, apple pies, and seasonal pies are great.
- Breads: Sweet or savory breads are also an option. Banana bread, carrot cake zucchini bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, and other loaves are great.
As you can see there are so many different options and recipe ideas for bake sale events. Here are a few of our favorite quick things to bake for your sale.
Bake Sale Recipe Ideas:
- Peach Pie Turnovers
- Holiday Fudge
- Coconut Desserts
- Funfetti Sandwich Cookies
- Raccoon Cupcakes
- Cake Mix Cookies
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Quick Things To Bake and Sell
Strawberry Jam Cookies from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies from Remake My Plate
Cinnamon Sugar Blondies from Waiting for Blancmange
Brookies from Love from the Oven
Vegan Lemon Drop Cookies from The Carrot Underground
2-Ingredient M&M Cookie Bars from MoneyWise Moms
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins from Veggie Ideas
Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread from Call Me PMC
White Chocolate Brownies from The Simple Sweet Life
Easy Bake Sale Candy and Treats
Cracker Toffee with Club Crackers from Finding Zest
Caramel Pecan Turtles from Saving Talents
Brown Butter M&M Rice Krispies from Begin with Balance
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge from Midlife Healthy Living
Magic Cookie Bars from Little Sweet Baker
Churros from Yummy Addiction
Vegan Snickers Bars from World of Vegan
Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts from The Feathered Nester
Crunchy and Chunky Granola Bars from Audreythena the Food Goddess
Here are some more great bake sale recipes:
- Jelly Bean Desserts + Creative Ways To Use Jelly Beans
- Halloween Cookies That Are Adorable
- Leftover Candy Corn Recipes
- Creative Rice Krispie Treats Variations
- Christmas Oreo Cookies
How To Make Your Bake Sale A Success
Set a goal: You will first want to set a goal of how much you are looking to make from your bake sale fundraiser. Once you have the number set, you have a goal to reach and to keep you motivated.
Create a raffle. Hold a raffle to go along with your bake sale to bring in more funds. You can raffle off gift certificates, a basket full of homemade goodies, and some other prizes.
Offer other fun activities. We went to a bake sale a while ago and they had a section set up for kids to get their faces painted. The kids loved it.
If the bake sale fundraiser is in the summer, have a bubble blowing contest, water balloon fight, or set up some other fun water activities.