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Cake sale tips and ideas

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Cake sale tips and ideas
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Whether you're a confident baker or a novice, it's easy to wow customers with your cake sale inventory! From cupcakes to traybakes, read on for easy, enticing and economical ideas, tips and recipes.

Pretty packaging
Take a simple recipe – like Oat biscuits or Shortbread – then wrap a few in a cellophane bag tied with a colourful ribbon. It'll dress up something that might otherwise look ordinary and uninspiring.
Bite-size beauties
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There's something about cakes in miniature that everyone loves. Try mini-muffins or bite-sized brownies. Wrap up three to five bite-sized items and sell them in a bundle.
Rocky road bites
Wholesome pumpkin bites
Mini brownies (pictured)
Forget the mess
Transporting cupcakes with icing can get messy. Try icing at the point of sale: Fill a reclosable food bag with the icing at home, then once you're ready, cut off a corner and pipe the icing onto the cakes.
Enticing offers
Sell more by pricing in groups: '3 chocolate chip cookies for £1' or 'Muffins £2 each or Buy two get one free'.
Grab attention
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Grab punters' attention with unique but easy-to-make goods that will differentiate your cake sale from others. Some ideas:
Homemade marshmallows
Rocky road traybake
Chilli chocolate cupcakes
Digestive biscuit bars (pictured)
Remember what works
Any small, portable item is fair game. People should be able to eat what they buy with their hands. Anything that's gooey, messy or delicate might not hold up and could be hard to transport.
More ideas
Check out our entire collection of Cake sale recipes for hundreds of delicious ideas!
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