(Crusader Stacy and myself at our bake sale table. Look at all that pink!)
For Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Cupcake Crusaders wanted to do something to help the cause. You may have noticed that we decided to “Go Pink” on our Facebook and Twitter pages, but that’s not all we wanted to do. On October 28th, we held a bake sale at Horizon Church in Reisterstown, MD, to raise money for Susan G. Komen’s Passionately Pink, which encourages fun ways to get the community involved.
(Full view of our table with all our baked goodies.)
After our last bake sale to raise money for No Kid Hungry, there was a lot of excitement to have the Crusaders back, which made us feel really good. There was a nice variety of treats, including cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats.
(Some of our bake sale items included: brownies – some with M&Ms, pecans, and peanut butter chips; mini chocolate cupcakes with pink vanilla buttercream frosting; and pumpkin spice cookies with white chocolate chips.)
Jackie from La Casa de Sweets was kind enough to donate 2 dozen chewy chocolate chip cookies, and they were some of the best cookies I’ve ever had! Our mom also made 4 dozen brownies!
(Cookies from La Casa de Sweets, which sold out!)
Crusader Stacy made her (now famous) Chocolate Raspberry cupcakes, and dressed them up with pink wrappers and sugar crystals for the occasion.
(Crusader Stacy’s Chocolate Raspberry cupcakes.)
I tested out a new recipe, Sprinkle’s Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream, which we’ll be posting a full review of soon.
(My Strawberry cupcakes with naturally pink cake and frosting.)
The bake sale was a huge success and we nearly sold out of everything. We raised much more then we anticipated: $132 in sales and $65 in donations, for a total of $197.00! We would like to give a big thanks to our Horizon friends and family who were so generous in their support. In total, we raised $254 dollars thanks to donations to our Passionately Pink page! If you’d like to help out, it’s still not too late to donate. Check out our Passionately Pink fundraising page…every little bit helps.
– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Jenn (Westminster, MD)
Congratulations on raising so much for such a great cause. I lost my grandma to breast cancer so any one who raises money to help the cause is fabulous in my eyes.
Love the donation jar 🙂
Thanks Tiffany! We are so sorry to hear you lost your grandmother to breast cancer, but happy we can help support the cause, even if in just a little way. It’s really shocking how many people’s lives have been touched by cancer, so if baking some cupcakes and other treats can somehow help lessen that number, then it’s the least we can do. 🙂
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