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#1 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

What is your favourite thing to buy from Cake Stalls?

How much would you pay for them?

Would you pay a little bit more (like 50 cents more) if you knew it was for a childrens charity?

Edited by Retro_Mumma, 21 June 2012 - 12:00 PM.


#2 Nerileeway

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Russian caramels or cupcakes (butterfly or passion fruit icing)  I would pay about 50c - $1

#3 Guest_BessMarvin_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

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Edited by BessMarvin, 12 April 2012 - 08:40 PM.


#4 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (BessMarvin @ 06/04/2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Coconut ice and chocolate fudge.

$3.50 to $5 depending on the serving size.

If you had a donation tin on the table, my change would end up in there  original.gif


Ripper idea, hadnt thought of that. Thank you original.gif

#5 Chelara

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

A yummy home made slice is always good. Something I can eat on the spot. Anything made with reasonable quality chocolate and ingredients yum!

I might not pay more but I'd be inclined to buy more if it were for charity.depends on your pricing.

Oh and taste testers are a sure way of getting me to buy from you so if you can have samples I would.

Edited by Chelara, 06 April 2012 - 10:25 AM.


#6 Like a tiger

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Cupcakes, brownies, fudge and caramel popcorn in bags-easy stuff you can eat whilst walking around really.
I wouldn't pay anything more than usual if the money was going to a children's charity, I don't believe children's charities are more worthy than any other cause. All are equal to me

Edited by Pinky Bee, 06 April 2012 - 10:34 AM.


#7 Banana Pancakes

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

Jam drops and I second the idea for the tin on the table especially if its clearly labeled and if you had flyers about, stating what the charity does.

#8 Therese

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Fudge.  And depending on the charity, yes I would be happy to pay a little bit more original.gif

#9 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Toffee. (like THESE)
Last time I bought some it was $3 for a tray of 6 mini ones.

If you are interested, I have a list of school fete recipes HERE.

#10 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

I prefer biscuits, slices, sweets and dense cakes made from good quality ingredients. I'm a huge fan of the cake stall but so many people just make rubbish that it largely ends up in the bin with me not returning.

I find lighter cakes such as butter cakes, cupcakes, sponges, lamingtons and scones are always stale from cake stalls. I even purchased a banana bread recently that the woman raved about as it was her mothers recipe. Got home and tucked in and it tasted a week old sick.gif

#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Fudge, because I don't make it.

I like the idea of a donation tin for change too.

If you're taking donations, ask the people making things to let you know what it cost to make them, then make sure that you sell the items to cover the full cost of preparation.  My Mum says that when I was at school, they sold the cake stall stuff for cheaper than it cost her to bake and she would have rather donated the money and saved herself the time and effort.

#12 LynnyP

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

Caramel slice.  I wouldn't pay more for the type of charity but some charities I wouldn't buy from at all.  I would pay anything up to $8 for a tray.

#13 AprilEthereal

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

YoYo biscuits at fifty cents each.

#14 kirstyannb

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

I coordinate hobbyist and professional cake decorators and bakers who donate cupcakes and other baked goods, so do we get quality products. Thats not to say that other bake sales don't have quality products donated. I often find home bakers make better cakes then bakeries who just use premixes!

I insist the charity sells them for $4-5 each. So far they have been sold for $5 and they've sold out of them. This pricing was chosen so as not to undercut the professional decorators who donate them, so the pricing isn't increased but it isn't budget either.

It frustrates me when people expect to get something cheap from a bake sale. I'd rather donate some money then waste my time baking for them to hardly make a profit.

So its fair to say 50c is ridiculously cheap.

Edited by kirstyannb, 06 April 2012 - 11:10 AM.


#15 LittleBear

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Something I wouldn't usually make myself such as passion fruit melting moments, ginger kisses, peanut brittle (haven't seen that since childhood), or something like individual cupcakes/biscuits iced and decorated that I can feed the kids while we walk around looking at stuff.

Amanda

#16 dessiesgirl

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

Anything thats not from a packet. I especially loved the chewy cherry choc slice from the last one I went to.

#17 --binda--

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

50c would be for the Home made, not professional kind.


If it had elaborate decorations, looked like a lot of time and effort had gone into it, I would pay more!

#18 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Toffee like Cathode posted. I always look for toffee on fete cake stalls am disappointed if I can't find any, which is increasingly often.

#19 unselfish

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

toffee, because it's nostalgic (even though i'm not the biggest fan)

decent, fluffy, vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing (and sprinkles - not hundreds and thousands)

#20 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

I take issue with people who expect cake stall to be cheaper than it would cost to make it at home. I know a couple of older blokes who only buy cakes at stalls and they complain that the cost "should" be what they think it to be ($3-4). There are very few well made cakes that would be that cheap and actually taste any good. Particularly once the more expensive ingredients are being used.

#21 Goggie

Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Caramel slice, fudge, lemon slice...I don't often make them. Would pay $5-10 depending on size of plate.
I would not expect to pay 50c for anything anymore! Where do you people shop??

#22 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

I would expect to pay between 50c - $1 for a toffee.

#23 Cath-In-SA

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

Gingerbread People.

I went to a largish country fair today (with an order from DD who couldn't come) and there weren't any on about 5 cake stalls  mad.gif

$1 - $2.  They are quite easy to make look fancy with cheap lolly decorations.



#24 KylieferalMin0gue

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Vanilla slice  Yummy

#25 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Caramel tarts or fudge. Yum yum.

Caramel tarts - $1.50
Fudge - $3 for a little bag?




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