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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baking for a cure

Hey guys! It is probably no secret that I love to bake. I mean I love to bake; I could do it all day everyday and not get tired of it. I am also as my mom says 5’1” and 5” of heart.  I am constantly finding new ways to help out those in need. This year I have combined my passions into one and raised a ton of money. 

Every October I participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  In the past I have just spread the news by word of mouth, sent some cookies to work with my dad, and saved my own pennies to reach my fundraising goals. This year I set my goal very high, so I knew I would have to work hard to raise the money.

I created a Facebook event, which has helped get the word out tremendously.  I set a few goals for my fundraising.  For example: if someone donated $30.00 I will wear pink everyday in October and if I reach my goal of $500 I will dye my hair pink for the race. I also told everyone that I would bake in exchange for donations. This has method has become an absolute hit! I have been so busy baking this past week that I had to volunteer my family, fiancĂ© and good friend to help me keep up with all the orders!

Another thing I did this year was put out a basket of cookies and a donation jar at a local restaurant. I left it up to the customers to decide a fair price for the cookies. The first batch brought in $70 in just three days!

Here are some pictures of my fiancĂ© and I baking and the packaging for the cookies. 

Trying to make double batches of everything but not over powering the mixer is a challenge. 
Trying to melt semi-sweet chocolate for triple chocolate cookies.
Scooping snickerdoodle dough. Yes, that is chocolate on my arm. 
My sous chef helping me out. ;)

I added a shameless blog plug to the packaging. 

Almost ready to raise some money.
All set! 

I'll update you all just after the race. Next week I'll have a serious for you and maybe a give away.

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