Bay to Breakers Bakes: Part One

So, my new friend, Michele, is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. How can you help? If you are in the Bay Area and would like to participate in the bake sale, you can email me for more information but the basics are as follows:

“Bring your homemade or store-bought goodies to our table at Fell and Masonic (across from the gas station) around 9am on Sunday, May 16. Come dressed as a superhero to highlight our fight against blood cancers. A few superhero costumes provided if you’re unable to come up with one on your own.  We’ll have a table, a few chairs, music etc so stay as long or short as you’d like. Bring extra chairs if you got ‘em.”

If you’re unable to join the bake sale festivities, perhaps you or friends can make a small donation here: http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/rnrseatl10/michele

Hope to see you on Sunday! Of course I will update this with news about the bake sale after it happens, so stay tuned! :)

Cookies for a Cause: Pictures

I didn’t want to make the last post too long, so I am added all of the pictures I have as a slide show. (This also gives me an excuse to use the slide show feature for the first time!)

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Cookies for a Cause

Even though I don’t need a reason to bake, I think this was a pretty good one: It was the National Food Bloggers’ Bake Sale, for which all of the money raised helps “Share Our Strength”,  which is an organization that helps end childhood hunger. I found out about the bake sale on this blog: Dessert First, and from there, you can find out more information about the charity. I made the Better Than Brownie cookies, so I will finally add that recipe to the site (follow the jump or go to the “recipes” page, found at the top of the screen.)

I had a lot of fun at the sale, even though I was there at the end, and didn’t get a chance to talk to the other bloggers/bakers. I did get a chance to hear the author of Cake Bible, and her newest book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, (among other cookbooks) talk about the cakes and baking and I got her signature in the book! I loved every minute of that!

I have many more pictures to share, so I will post them as a slide show.

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