Back to school is in the air, so you know that weÂ aren’tÂ far away from fundraisers, car washes, and bake sales.
It used to be that when you took something to a bake sale, you plopped it on a paper plate, wrapped it in plastic wrap and set it on the table, but no more. Todayâ€™s bake sales are sophisticated and fancy events where the cutest, most appealing packaging wins â€“ even if the fancy wrap holds nothing but cookies from the clearance aisle at the bakery thrift store.
Keep in mind that cute labels can be made on the computer with a variety of fonts and designs. Here are some ideas that wonâ€™t take long and will make your stuff go first – and really, thatâ€™s the best part about bake sales, isnâ€™t it?
- Use scrapbook paper and a Ziploc bag to create beautiful, re-sealable packages. Trim a cute patterned piece of paper to the same width as the top of the bag. Make it about 6-inches wide. Just put the cookies in the bag, seal it, and then fold the paper over the top of the bag and staple it on.
- Put cupcakes in a clear, plastic cup and set the cup on a piece of clear plastic wrap or cellophane. Pull the wrap up over the top and gather it together with a twist tie. Trim as needed and then tie ribbon or raffia around the twist tie.
- Put slices of cake or pie on a dessert sized paper plate (choose pretty ones!) and wrap it in the same way as the cupcakes.
- Tie or tape a plastic spoon or fork in a coordinating color to the packages of cake, slices of pie, and cupcakes to make it easy.
What are your ideas to make bake sale packaging appealing?
photo credit: Tom Nguyn