So you mayyyy remember me mentioning last Friday morning that I was baking all day, nonstop, with my fellow members of Rutgers Student Bakers, for a huge bake sale we were having on Saturday at Rutgers Day.
Well, it may interest you to know that we…..
Well, aside from a few errant cake pops we did. Plus those were extra and IMHO the spoils of victory that we then shoved into our mouths.
We had it all: carrot cake cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos, Rice Krispie Treats shaped like WATERMELON people!
Like I said, we tend to go all out for this bake sale, and it really paid off this year. Being on the Cook/Douglass Campus was huge for us, as all of the agricultural events fit perfectly with our bakery-version of a Farmers’ Market.
One of our best sellers? These adorable cake shooters – either in Death By Chocolate Dirt Cups or Pink Lemonade. Kids love cake, and parents love collecting fun shot glasses…
and who doesn’t want a shot glass with a cupcake on it?
My personal favorite of the day, if I had to pick just one, were the Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. Although they were baked, we dipped them in melted butter and cinnamon sugar and you couldn’t even tell they weren’t fried.
Oh and the breads! GLORIOUS BREAD! Focaccia, Beer Bread, Corn Bread – all my favorite carbs just chilling together in peace, harmony, and deliciousness.
We all had so much fun on Rutgers Day; students, alumni, parents and virtually everyone who walked by came over to see what we were up to, what we were baking for, and nearly all were mindblown that students had baked everything from scratch for this sale.
It’s heartwarming to know that others appreciate this kind of hard work, and are willing to pay for it.
Sooooooooo any guesses on how much we made?
It is my honor to state that we raised over $900 to donate to Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale!
IN ONE DAY!!!
I am so incredibly proud of the members of Rutgers Student Bakers. This is the first bake sale where we’ve sold out, not to mention our biggest haul ever in existence. All of the effort and dedication they put in really paid off, and we are going to be able to make a difference in children’s lives across America.
Now my only sad note of the day came at the end, when I realized that this was it for me. Rutgers Day 2013 was my last event ever with the Rutgers Students Bakers. Never did I think that my idea about a baking club could blossom and grow into what it is today: a strong organization here at RU, dedicated to spreading awareness and ending childhood hunger in the US, all while baking up the best sweet treats this University has ever seen.
It has been both an honor and a privilege to watch this organization grow as Founder and President. Comprised of the most hard-working and kind-hearted people I’ve ever met, it is a bittersweet goodbye for me. I made many friends that I hope to keep as I become a boring, old, real person, and I can’t wait to journey back to RU as an alumni and see what kind of a difference they make in the future.
So to all my bakers: I wish you the best of luck; keep fighting the good fight and don’t ever think an obstacle is too big for you to overcome.
Lots of love to you all <3
P.S. Special Thanks to the members and officers who came and helped out at all-day baking and at the sale: