Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Bake for Hope

When I started food blogging around five months ago, I knew I was going to have an issue with too much food, mainly desserts.  I should not be eating all of this by myself, and the people I work with, although they love my baking, 2-3 baked items a week is a little much.  The search began for what I could do with the baked goods once I made and took pictures of them.  I stumbled on Blogger Bake for Hope, and thought it was perfect.  I was helping raise money for breast cancer research, and I could bake with limits because I knew I couldn't eat anything.  I advertised a lot about the sale on my blog, and many of you bid on items and I really appreciate your support.  The fundraiser raised $3,000!  It was the first time ever doing this, and the goal was $2,000 so we exceeded our expectations.  As of today, all of my items have been delivered to the people who bid and won them, I thought I would share some pictures of what they received.
I'll begin with the best chocolate brownies.  I got this recipe from King Arthur Flour, and loved it.  They're very rich, and a little crunchy on top.  This is the batter right before going into the oven. 
I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top, cut them into small pieces and they were ready to be enjoyed!  If you would like the recipe and instructions for the brownies, check out my post here.
The bakers' responsibility is to make the baked goods and them mail them out to the people who won.  These are the brownies all packaged and ready to be mailed out. 
Next were banana muffins with a splash of chocolate chips.  The recipe makes either banana bread, or around six banana muffins.
These were a little rough for me not to sneak a taste.  They're so yummy!  Perfect for breakfast or for dessert.  If you'd like the recipe and instructions for these click here.
All bundled up and ready to go!  My parents bought these, hopefully they enjoy them.
Last, but certainly not least, Nutella cookies.  These are such easy cookies to make, and the added Nutella gives them a hazelnut flavor that is to die for!
Came out perfect!  Soft and chocolaty with a hint of hazelnut.  If you'd like to check out the recipe for Nutella cookies click here.
Cookies all ready to go, but I was a little sad to see them leave!
Overall the event turned out great.  I will be participating again next year, and will probably add a couple more items.  Hopefully you all will participate again next year too!  Thank you for your support again, and for those who won my baked goodies, I hope you enjoy every bite.

Happy Friday everyone, hope you have a great weekend.  See you back here on Monday :)


  1. such a great cause and your treats look delicious...I definitely need to make Nutella cookies!

  2. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  3. Marnely - The Nutella cookes are so awesome, and simple! I hope you have chance to bake/try them. Thanks for stopping by :)

    Amanda - I was on a "spend less time on the compuer" kick this weekend, so I missed it. Next time for sure, thanks for the invite and for stopping by!