Bay to Breakers Bakes: Part Two

For those of you who did not see part one, I took part of another bake sale for charity; this one for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I made chocolate covered pretzels with peanuts…

there were so many other baked goods, including cookies, brownies, and muffins. It was so busy with people buying things and people-watching that I forgot to take pictures of anything else or of the sale itself. I did see some awesome costumes and even some nudity, but again, no pictures from me. If you would like to donate money to the fund, please click on the part one link for more details.

Mid-May links

This weekend should be busy, but fun. Here, in San Francisco, there is the (famous) Bay to Breakers. This “race” known for drunken fools in costumes (or naked!) running/walking from the Bay to the ocean (where the water breaks). I will be on the side lines selling goodies. What are you doing this weekend?

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:

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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