A couple weeks ago I asked for suggestions on what to sell at the annual yard sale/bake sale our school has every May. Thank you to everyone who left a comment; they were greatly appreciated!
It costs $20 dollars to get a table at the bake sale, and the money goes to charity. I started making lists of what to bake weeks before, because I knew that I would not have much time to plan with all the end of the year school exams. I wanted everything to be fresh the day of the bake sale, so I baked everything across a time span of three days, which made it stressful. During those three days I learned a couple of things. Most importantly, I discovered that I do not work well under stress. I had to stay up to midnight one night to finish making meringues that collapsed halfway through the whipping process, and another night I hurriedly made two batches of blondies, one almost perfect, the other one not so much. The meringues turned out fine, though they were a little cracked because I impatiently opened the oven door while they were baking. The reason I like to bake is because it is relaxing to me. When I have to bake a lot of goods in a little amount of time, baking turns from the enjoyable hobby I love to something I have to get done. Nonetheless, the bake sale was a fun experience. I loved seeing peoples’ faces light up as they realized I was selling homemade pretzels, (which were by far the most popular), and how they downed a cup of ice cold lemonade.
I also learned that business is hard. I had to decide how much I should sell the cookies and bars for so that I would make a reasonable profit. I was supposed to buy the ingredients to figure this out, but my mother said that I could do this another time, as I was pressed for time.
I think that everything turned out fine at the end of those three long days. We definitely made a good profit, and I had fun doing what I love, even if it was stressful.
You may have realized that there are no pictures to accompany this post. Our computer screen died, so I can’t upload pictures until it gets fixed. I am using the laptop to blog, and it doesn’t have the program I need. Next week it will hopefully be fixed!