Monday, April 9, 2012

It's time for the Great American Bake Sale, and you could win a Little Miss Muffin Doll

Put on your chef hat and get baking for the The Third National Food Bloggers Bake Sale on April 28, 2012.  Bloggers without Borders are working with Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale and Gaby Dalkin.

There are nearly 1 in 5 children struggling with hunger. We, that's you and I,  need to increase access to programs that can help feed kids. Food they can thrive with. Last year 26 bake sales earned $25,000, and this year's challenge is $50,000 so sign up and get baking!  One dollar connects a child with 10 meals!!!  16 million kids face hunger and they need our help.

Here is how you can help:
Host a bake sale and register at www.GreatAmericanBakeSale.org/signup.  You will have access to online fundraising tools.  A poster and booklet full of information will be mailed to you. Look for more resources and tools in The Bake Sale Resources Center on the site. Use the flyers, stickers, and pricing tips found on the site. Visit this site for Bake Sales already taking place.


After you have registered, email Gaby Dalkin at whatsgabycooking@gmail.com and sarah@peppel.com with your name, City, State, email address, and blog information.

Oh, Do you know Little Miss Muffin?
In 2012, 1% of Jay at Play's Little Miss Muffin Pop N Flip dolls sold will be donated to Share our Stregnths' Great American Bake Sale up to $75,000.  This is a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.


How you can get a free Little Miss Muffin doll:
The first 300 bake sales to submit $275 or more from their sales held on National Challenge Weekend will get a free Jay at Play's  Little Miss Muffin™  doll to thank them for their efforts.  Get your kids involved by helping in the kitchen (with grown up helpers) and participate in your bake sale.
Little Miss Muffin is the cutest soft doll!  She peeks out of her muffin cup and when you flip the muffin cup inside out she becomes an adorable doll.

Find simple recipes for your children at MyLittleMissMuffin.com. You can find recipes for pound cake, making your own dough to mold and shape and play with, and other fun. Check out the blueberry parfait with strawberry and vanilla yogurt sprinkled with fruit on top for  the advanced chiefs in your kitchen.

Round up the kids and get baking! Having  your kids participate  in a bake sale is a great way to teach children about charity while spending time together as a family. MyLittleMissMuffin.com offers a variety of simple recipes for young children, from finger painting on poundcake to mixing homemade play dough. Older chefs might enjoy layering a red, white and blueberry parfait with strawberry and vanilla yogurt sprinkled with fruit on top or make the Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Giveaway:Closed, Comment #2 is the random.org chosen winner. C. Allen! congrats!!!  For your chance to win a Little Miss Muffin from this blog, leave a comment telling me about your bake sale! winner will be chosen by random.org. Giveaway closes April 28, 2012.

Make a pretty bake sale table:
Visit  Villeroy & Boch products including the New Wave  plate shown here. MSRP $47, currently on sale for $35.25.




Click here to learn more about this elegant and modern pattern by Villeroy & Boch on Isabelle von Boch's "On the Table" blog- your source for recipes, entertaining ideas and beautiful tablescapes http://villeroyandboch-blog.com/2012/01/villeroy-i-heart-newwave/

Disclosure: I received a Villeroy & Boch platter and a Little Miss Muffin doll for posting about the Food Blogger Bake Sale, in support of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign. The comments and views are my own.