Tips for a Successful Bake Sale
Bake sales are a fun and effective way of raising money. It is also a community-friendly social event that people enjoy getting together over a common goal. Here are several tips for you to host a successful bake sale after our baking class!
Organize your team in advance
Reach out to friends at school, family members or even neighbors—anyone you think would like to be involved in this project.
Time & location is the key
Pick a location that is guaranteed to get noticed. Host your bake sale at your neighbourhood school, a community centre, or a popular grocery store front to ensure your bake sale gets plenty of foot traffic.
Check your local health codes
The Current Regulation of Low-Risk Home Prepared Food in Canada do not require license or permit for the sale. All the baked goods should be labeled with names and have the ingredients listed. Many people (especially children) have food allergies and sensitivities and dietary preferences.
Presentation is everything
Set out nicely decorated and organized tables. The baked goods should be your best decorations. Pre-packaging in pretty bags and boxes with a little ribbon will go a long way. Not only does it save time but keeps things hygienic and makes your whole operation look a little more professional.
Set reasonable prices
You can try to keep items priced at $1, $2, $5, etc. for easy math. Optionally, you can opt not to set any prices at all, let buyers pay the price they prefer.
Announce your bake sale
Design attention-grabbing and colorful flyers with the date, time, place, and cause being supported. Use social media for free via Facebook groups, Twitter, and Instagram, ask friends and families to share too, and simple word of mouth to get your event on people’s radar. Feel free to download the graphics on this page for your social media posts.
Having the Bake Sale
End the event
Leave the area clean after your sale and take all food, supplies and trash with you.