Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bake sale follow-up

I wanted to let you know that the peppermint patties were one of the first things to go. Word must have gotten around too since when I worked my shift a woman came asking for two big peppermint patties but they were long gone by then. I also made Raspberry Kisses since I thought the table needed something besides chocolate. They sold early as well.

It was probably mainly a presentation thing. I used cellophane bags and silver bag ties which only cost less than 10 cents each for me (hey, it's a donation). Much prettier than a ziploc. Also, my items stood out among the many, many, MANY, brownies on the table. Some were square, some were in muffin cups, some were in mini muffin cups, some had peanut butter, some had walnuts, but most of the other offerings were some type of brownie. There were also chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal scotchies, revel bars and peanut butter no-bakes but besides those and what I made I think everything else was a brownie of some sort. Yes, brownies are popular but more variety would have been nice. The only non-chocolate items were the oatmeal scotchies and the raspberry kisses. We did okay but we had plenty of leftovers.

Funny thing - we were set up right outside a meeting room and there was a Weight Watchers meeting in that room. We got some dirty looks.


Mrs. L said...

I think the Peppermint Patties were a great idea...something different to bring home for dessert. And putting them in separate bags like that made them extra special. (I would have disguised myself if I was at the WW meeting and bought something!)

Sara said...

Poor the Weight Watcher attendees! Those patties look good, I'm not surprised they went fast.