A great idea for a bake sale is to host a “build your own cupcake” stand where you allow participants to decorate a plain cupcake with a variety of toppings that they can choose. Not only is it fun for your guests to decorate the cupcake themselves, it’s a great time saver for a bake sale because you only need to make the desserts and you save all that time you would have spent on decorating it.
I recently participated in an event that had a cupcake decorating booth and it was a huge success. People loved the “do it yourself” approach and had fun choosing from all the toppings at the cupcake bar and customizing their own creation. Especially kids.
You can also charge more for the “experience” of allowing the participants to choose their own delicious toppings. Much like the fun of a yogurt shop or candy store, you provide the plain vanilla, chocolate, or other common cupcake flavors as the base, and let people choose their frosting flavor and up to 3 toppings. You could also set a price for additional toppings or a max cost for someone who wants unlimited toppings.
Make sure you provide plenty of scoops, spoons and knives so lots of people can decorate all at once. You will want to serve cupcakes on plates so that there is something to catch toppings that don’t adhear to the icing so they don’t fall on the ground or make a mess on your table.
Here is a list of some possible toppings:
- Candy including M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces or Peanut butter cups, Jelly Beans
- Chocolate Chips or White Chocolate Chips
- Toasted Coconut
- Pretzel pieces or Chocolate covered mini pretzels
- Rainbow or Chocolate Sprinkles
- Teddy Grahams or Graham Crackers
- Assortment of nuts including Walnuts, Pecans, Peanuts or Almonds
- Oreo cookies
- Mini Marshmallows
Frosting, icing or toppings could include:
- Vanilla or Chocolate frosting
- Powdered Sugar icing
- Whip Cream
- Chocolate, Caramel or Butterscotch sauce
- Peanut Butter frosting
- Marshmallow Fluff
- Fruit toppings such as Strawberry or Blueberry
I’ve designed a free cupcake themed bake sale flyer template that can be used for this type of event or any type of bake sale you are holding. It could also double as a cupcake decorating party invitation too! Just change the text to say whatever you need it to.
Download the Microsoft Word Document file to make your own cute flyer for your event!
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on March 7, 2013
A free customizable Valentine’s Day Flyer Template that can be used if hosting a bake sale event in February. The design features a large pink heart and is a pretty way to advertise your fundraiser. It is a great idea to plan events around holidays because people love holiday themed desserts. You can top cakes and cupcakes with candy hearts and use pink or red icing. Write XOXO or other sayings on baked goods. Make heart shape cut out cookies. I also think people are more likely to buy holiday themed items because if it’s close enough to February 14th, they can use the sweets as a gift for their sweetheart.
Holidays are also great times to use order forms and allow people to order items directly instead of selling your goodies at a specific date and time. That way people can order items as gifts in advance and they can be delivered on the holiday.
The flyer template is in Microsoft Word format and completely editable. You can change the text, fonts, colors and add images to suit your needs.
Download the file
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on January 23, 2013
This is a free template for a 4×6 recipe card in Microsoft Word document format. You can type information directly onto the card and then print onto 4×6 photo paper or blank index card stock. If you would prefer to write out your instructions, then just print them blank. Set printer to “borderless” so you don’t get a white edge.
The card is for all those pink lovers using a diagonal stripe background and dashed line area to type out your directions. You could add your own clip art or pictures to make them more fun too.
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on January 1, 2013
Just in time for Christmas bake sale season, I’ve created these free printable table tent cards that you can use to label what items you have for sale or list the prices for goodies. You can fold these cards in half and they will stand up in front of your items and it’s a great way to decorate your table, plus provide details about your food. Print them out on card stock, cut out each rectangle and then fold in the center. You can write the name of your items, prices or any other info on the circle in the center of the design. Red stripes and a green banner decorate these giving them a festive holiday charm. These could also be stapled to the top of a baggie full of goodies such as Christmas cookies and used as a label that way too.
If you’ve found your way here and you are not hosting a bake sale, but just want to use these to decorate your place settings at your holiday dinner table, feel free to use them as escort cards, name seating place-cards or table number cards too!
View the Print File – 4 designs per sheet.
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on November 21, 2012
More free bake sale flyers converted to Microsoft Word Format for easy editing and adding of your own custom text and event details. These flyers can also be downloaded as PDF or large JPG image files on their original posts which are also linked below. Click on the text next to the image for the Word document file.
Microsoft Word Flyer Templates:
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Cookie Sale Document
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Cupcake Bake Sale Flyer Template
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Word Document Template
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Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on November 6, 2012
If you can’t already tell from this website, I love baking and participating in bake sales when I have the opportunity. I was looking for a new game to pass the time on my phone, and I decided to try the free app game bakery story which is a simulation game where you run your own bakery. I am totally hooked, I’ve only been playing a few days, but I’m almost at level 20 and I’ve been cooking brownies like a crazy person. Playing is also making me really hungry!
The game gave me a cute idea for a “Bake Sale” poster design. So I made a printable subway art sign similar to the design in the game.
You can purchase this item in the game as wall art to decorate your store, and I decided to make my own version inspired by the game that could be printed and framed for your home kitchen, or used in a real bakery or as decoration at your next fundraiser.
Just open the PDF and print out as many copies as you need!
Printable Bake Sale Poster
Poster Dimensions: 8×10 inches
Or if you like the cupcake graphic that I’ve design for the poster, you can also use that too as free cupcake clipart. You can click to open and save it as a transparent PNG file type:
Image Size: 1213 × 1213 pixels
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on October 23, 2012
This free printable black and white bake sale sign has a gray chevron pattern background and a fun font face. You can use this to decorate your stand and print multiple copies on a b&w printer and it won’t cost very much. If you want to use this sign to promote your fundraiser, you could always write your details on the bottom too, there is plenty of room.
Print out the free flyer or save the file for later: PDF
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on October 4, 2012
When holding any event where food will be sold, there is always the concern of food allergies. An idea I had recently to combat this and also raise more money at a bake sale was to have the bakers include recipes with the items that they baked. Then if patrons are interested in buying the recipes, they can, as well as the homemade food item. Selling recipes can be a very lucrative business, look at all the millions or possible billions of cook books for sale every day!
Another great idea would be to find a local bakery willing to donate the recipe of one of their bakery items, then you could promote your event jointly with them advertising not only the baked goods that they were donating to the event, but that interested parties could also purchase their “secret” recipe. The fact is that many people will give willingly to purchase the recipe, but few are actually ever going to make it themselves. It won’t hurt a bakery to donate and can actually be a great marketing strategy. Such as you see on many shows on the Food Network where a restaurant will prepare a dish showing viewers how to do it, this doesn’t hurt sales because few are going to go to the trouble of making something that they can buy cooked for them.
I’ve designed this free recipe card template in Microsoft Word to make it easy to sell your custom recipes. You can complete all the text fields in the word processing program and save and print as many copies as you need on 4×6 index cards. Even if you decide not to sell recipe cards at your event, having the ingredient list available will be beneficial to those who have peanut, wheat, milk, soy, eggs or other sensitivities.
Download the free recipe card template.
Posted by Bake Sale Flyers on September 9, 2012