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May Birthday Giveaway: good stuff from Rakka Deer

cards and painting from Rakka Deer!

Today I’m happy to have a bunch of goods from local artist Rakka Deer, aka Kris. She’s got style and wit, and she’s got a huge number of projects going on at any given time. It amazes me. Besides Rakka Deer and her Etsy shop she has 37 Confections, Stupid Fucking Awesome, Excheckered, Pax and Ak, Skull Diggery, Suspect and Fugitive, a Tumblr and Glitter Pissing. She’s offering up some good stuff from her shop: a six pack of geek cards, a thread painting and a six pack of Inigo Montoya cards featuring a drawing she did of the character over a pile of Hello My Name Is stickers (this still makes me laugh).

And while I’m talking about Rakka Deer please allow me to mention this: Recently the town she grew up in was devastated by the tornadoes and flooding along the Mississippi so she’s raising money by holding a Bake Sale for the South, which is happening at the Cakespy Shop here in Seattle on Saturday, May 14th at 11 a.m. I’ll be baking for it (something in jars, but of course). Also on Saturday is the Great American Bake Sale
for “Share Our Strength”
at the uptown Metropolitan Market starting at 9:30 a.m. Two bake sales! Seattle is in luck.

To win the package of items from Rakka Deer please leave a comment with this website. You’ve got until Saturday, May 14th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like something to chat about answer this question: What is your favorite thing to make for, or buy at, bake sales? Clearly I enjoy making stuff in jars. Alright, good luck!

· comments [159] · 05-13-2011 · categories:shopping ·

159 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alison // May 13, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I haven’t participated in a bake sale in a long time! Twenty years ago I purchased some Rice Krispies treats at one (we never had them at my house).

  • 2 Anna // May 13, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I usually buy break blocks – not very imaginative but keeps me safe!

  • 3 Melissa // May 13, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Love the Inigo Montoya cards!

  • 4 Lauren // May 13, 2011 at 3:55 am

    i love to buy cinnamon rolls! and make cookies, which are usual popular with candy bar incorporated in somehow.

  • 5 Irit // May 13, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I must admit that I have never attended a bake sale, but my poor cooking/baking skills make certain that I stay on the buying side of the sale. :-)

  • 6 Megan (t00) // May 13, 2011 at 4:04 am

    those cards are hilarious, that just made my day.

  • 7 Jamie G // May 13, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I like to stick with blondies or brownies.

  • 8 Amy // May 13, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I just realized I never baked for a bake sale. My oldest is 7 and she hasn’t had one. Wow. Anyway, I always loved buying rice krispie treats.

  • 9 Edamommy // May 13, 2011 at 4:31 am

    The Inigo Montoya cards are my absolute favs!

  • 10 Lacey // May 13, 2011 at 4:35 am

    I haven’t baked for a bake sale since grade school, but I love to buy me some brownies. :)

  • 11 Elsa // May 13, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I like to make biscotti. I can make the dough in advance and refrigerate or freeze it until I’m ready to devote the oven to baking and drying them, and they keep well so the buyer doesn’t have to eat them right away.

    I like to scatter demerara sugar over the logs of dough, then spray it with water. In the oven, that sugar coating bakes into a shiny, shattery glaze that gives the cookies a professional polish. (At my last bake sale, my mother-in-law was deeply impressed when my goodies got snapped up in minutes. That was gratifying.)

    My biscotti is a variation on an 80-year-old friend’s grandmother’s recipe, so this recipe has lasted through seven or eight generations and seen two fin des siecles.

  • 12 Leah F // May 13, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I make gluten-free brownies, by popular request. I am always looking to buy those marshmallow chocolate peanut butter things because I can never get my own to turn out.

  • 13 latenac // May 13, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I make brownies or meringues. I love to buy pie.

  • 14 Bonney // May 13, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I try to find the goodies made by the oldest ladies in town. They always have the best treats and they always share their recipes. One time I had raisin tarts and one lady could make homemade mince meat pie filling that even the haters loved!

  • 15 jenlyjen // May 13, 2011 at 5:35 am

    We love to buy homemade hot sauces/dips at local bake sales and craft fairs. We got an amusing pepper jelly one year called “Toe Jam”.

  • 16 lacey // May 13, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I’ve never sold anything at a bake sale, but I’ve spent lots and lots of money at them. I think a good 10 of the pounds I’ve got on me are thanks to bake sale goods.

  • 17 Meg // May 13, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I loved making “Hello Dolly” bars with my dad for any kind of bake sale requirement – I think he was kind of a one-trick pony when it came to baked goods, but they were awesome!

  • 18 Christa // May 13, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Pies. I am obsessed with pie. Though growing up my mom would make cookie dough brownies for bake sales that were a guaranteed hit – fudgy brownies with cookie dough (with no eggs) layered under a crunchy semi-sweet chocolate topping. YUM.

  • 19 Delia // May 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I always get brownies or magic bars!

  • 20 Laura // May 13, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I make Smitten Kitchen’s homemade oreos. Always a big hit!

  • 21 just barrie // May 13, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Ya know, I don’t think I ever baked for a bake sale. But I should one day. I make pretty awesome granola bars – although, those don’t need any baking. I digress.

  • 22 Eric // May 13, 2011 at 6:28 am

    It’s pretty boring, but I look for chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never had the same ones twice, since I steer clear of the ones that are obviously break-n-bake.

  • 23 Whitney // May 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    oh man, that inigo montoya picture- amazing!

  • 24 Dusie // May 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Lemon Squares!

  • 25 sangeetha // May 13, 2011 at 6:35 am


  • 26 Robyn // May 13, 2011 at 6:35 am

    My favorite thing to make for bake sales is brownies. Apparently girls like chocolate. Me personally, I will buy snickerdoodle cookies if they have them!

  • 27 Dell // May 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I like to bake cookie bars. Easy to put together, bake, slice and package individually.

  • 28 Erin // May 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Love to buy jam, because it’s something I don’t know how to make. My favorite thing to make is savory breakfast mini pies….pie crust with eggs and cheese and sausage. It’s a nice contrast for all of the sweet stuff.

  • 29 Stephanie // May 13, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Those Inigo Montoya cards are hilarious!

  • 30 Kelly // May 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I always love a simple frosted sugar cookie. I hope to make it to the bake sale tomorrow!

  • 31 M. Dominic // May 13, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Gingerbread! hoooomg, when I can find good gingerbread at a bake sale, i cry with happiness.

  • 32 Abby // May 13, 2011 at 6:54 am

    love the Inigo Montoya Cards! I haven’t baked for a bake sale in decades, but I did bake cookies for my vet’s office – I made about 70 chocolate peanut butter cookies.

  • 33 Lise // May 13, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I like buying cupcakes.

  • 34 Eleanor // May 13, 2011 at 6:57 am

    At bake sales I always keep an eye out for sweets with m&ms in them!

  • 35 Lisa B // May 13, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Rakka Deer is the BEST! And I am fond of snickerdoodles: aking them, eating them, saying their name …

  • 36 Tahra // May 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love to buy brownies!

  • 37 kelli // May 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Brownies. No, wait, Lemon Bars. Oh, Rice Krispie Treats. Cookies with M&Ms. Yes, I like bake sales.

  • 38 Ruth Ann // May 13, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I haven’t participated in a bake sale (on either side) for a long time. Kinda a shame really. I usually like to bake as well as buy cookies. When I bake I usually do something a little unusual. Oatmeal cookies with semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, snicker doodles baked over ginger snaps, something like that.

  • 39 Christine G. // May 13, 2011 at 7:16 am

    This is a cool giveaway! I always buy loukoumathes (the Greek equivalent of a donut hole) when my church offers them as a fundraiser.

  • 40 Sara Beth // May 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

    The last desserts I made for a bake sale were peanut butter and chocolate cereal bars!

  • 41 Laurie // May 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’ve got a great recipe for shortbread that does well in bake sales. And brownies, as a compliment to them.

  • 42 Anna // May 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I love cookies at bake sales.

  • 43 Jo // May 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Everything looks good. Such a creative and productive person.

  • 44 punkrawkknitter // May 13, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I too love stuff in jars. I’m a sucker for indulgence, so super chocolately brownies or anything smothered in cheese.

  • 45 Kaitlin // May 13, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I love making cookies for bake sales, especially ones with filling (they seem fancier). And, if I can get a good cupcake at a bake sale, I chalk that up as a win, because really, I’m crappy at cupcakes.

  • 46 Andie // May 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Well, notmartha dear, you’ve become somewhat famous in my small circle of friends because I *love* to bake in jars for bake sales and I credit you every time! Every Sunday in the month of May your blueberry cobbler in a jar is on sale at Faith Church of the Valley thanks entirely to you!

  • 47 Missy // May 13, 2011 at 7:57 am


  • 48 jennyb // May 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    for our elementary school bake sale, we, in a time crunch, repackaged green-filled Shrek twinkies with a tiny Shrek picture and they sold out in minutes. someone somewhere baked them right?!

  • 49 Keri // May 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Wow, it’s been forever since I’ve baked something for a bake sale. I do remember often making lemon bars.

  • 50 Patsy // May 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

    My favorite thing to make is homemade marshmallows. So easy, so good & unique.

  • 51 jessicac // May 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

    My favorite thing to give to bakesales is lavender shortbread. My favorite thing to buy is lemon bars!

  • 52 Allison // May 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I make pies for bakesales!

  • 53 Amber // May 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I’m a sucker for “balls” of things – peanut butter, granola, etc. :)

  • 54 Jenny // May 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    If it has sprinkles, I am involved.

  • 55 Elizabeth // May 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I love chewy, chocolatey cookies :)

  • 56 Katelyn // May 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I like to make those peanut butter cookies with Hersheys kisses in the middle. Everyone likes them, they’re super easy to make, and they require just enough additional effort (“place kiss on each cookie, press down”) that I don’t feel like a slacker.

    I like to BUY anything soft and gooey. Soft cinnamon roll? I’m in. King’s Cake (around Mardi Gras)? I’m sooo in.

  • 57 Michelle // May 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

    pretty little cookies.

  • 58 debra t. // May 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

    no-bake cookies. I can make them in my sleep.

  • 59 Rachel // May 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I love to make the peanut butter cookies with a reeses mini cup in the middle. People love those things!

  • 60 Dana // May 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Brownies and blondies, to make and to eat.

  • 61 Clare // May 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I like to buy things that will go with the coffee I’ll buy right afterward: cookies, brownies, bars…and so those are the things that come to mind for baking.

  • 62 Jen // May 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

    My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    I like making themed cookies (gingerbread in the winter, mandarin five spice for Chinese New Year, etc).

  • 63 Conor // May 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Brownies are by far my favorite. Maybe because I don’t have them often enough, but I’m going to keep it that way

  • 64 HouseofJules // May 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I love making funfetti cake cupcakes in ice cream cones & frosting them so they look like actual ice cream in cones. They sell like CRAZY. Love love love the Inigo Montoya!!! So great.

  • 65 Heidi aka Digital Misfit // May 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

    If it involves peanut butter & chocolate, I buy it! I am also a sucker for things like chocolate zucchini bread and pumpkin loaf.

  • 66 Stephanie M. // May 13, 2011 at 8:59 am


  • 67 Alysia // May 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I love to do moist little cupcakes. They are simple, but always a big hit!

  • 68 jeannette // May 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

    LOVE this!!!

  • 69 Lyn // May 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I love to make muffins, but cookies are my weakness when it comes to purchasing!

  • 70 Anna // May 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Oh, man, I *love* that Inigo Montoya print! Awesome.

    I like to make corn muffins for bake sales. Boring, I know, but usually everything else is too sweet. And, honestly, mostly from a box mix or straight up grocery store sugar cookies anyway. Plus, I use the Cook’s Illustrated corn muffins recipe, which is the best ever and there are never any leftovers.

  • 71 Meaghan // May 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    To make: bundt cakes!
    To buy: bundt cakes!

    They are my favorite cake. No matter what’s in ‘em, I love big bundts!

  • 72 Seanna Lea // May 13, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The Inigo Montoya cards rock!

    I tend to buy cookies at bake sales, but when I bake for the refreshment table at the G&S shows I tend to make things like bourbon brownies with maple bourbon buttercream frosting. They taste super boozy, but there really isn’t that much alcohol there.

  • 73 judyktw // May 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I love looking for unusual looking home made cookies –the kind you see at church socials!

  • 74 Jess // May 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

    My favorite to make are vanilla bean scones, and my favorite to buy… everything!

  • 75 Elis // May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Brownies. I am a sucker for them. Or rice crispy treats.

  • 76 Kathy // May 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I’ve never made anything for a bakesale, but I would probably make cookies. I like so many types of sweets that it I would have to look around to see what looked best to buy. I’m thinking brownies maybe. Or cupcakes. Or fudge…

  • 77 megs // May 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I bake killer vegan lemon squares and these impossibly decadent cookie dough brownies.

  • 78 Anna // May 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’d probably buy something that I didn’t feel like making, like a layered bar cookie or fudge. I’d probably make brownies.

  • 79 Michelle // May 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Definitely Rice Krispie Squares. Sometimes simple is best.

  • 80 Liz V. // May 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

    What is your favorite thing to make for, or buy at, bake sales? Bakklava.

  • 81 sue // May 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Oh, anything with Cinnamon and Butter. Mmm.

  • 82 Becca // May 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Lemon bars! Definitely lemon bars!

  • 83 jess // May 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

    marshmallow fluff trifles in jars– layers of gooey deliciousness with smashed up cake crumbs, berries, whatever.

  • 84 Sarah // May 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I love spritz cookies!!

  • 85 Natalie // May 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m fairly certain I’ve never cooked for a bake sale, but I do love to buy cookies. Particularly the “kitchen sink” variety with a little bit of everything in them. Yum!

  • 86 Lesley S. // May 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    i love to make derby bars.
    i love to buy rice krispie treats.
    i also love those cards!

  • 87 Andrew S. // May 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    love to buy anything with peanut butter. usually bring lemon squares.

  • 88 lisa // May 13, 2011 at 11:12 am

    These are awesome! I love both sets of cards.

  • 89 Dawn Richardson // May 13, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I’m a preschool teacher, and we get pretty aggro about our bakesaling; breaking everything down afterwords to see how well it did. The #1 seller every single time? Coffee.

  • 90 Rachel // May 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I love rice krispie treats!

  • 91 Gweneth // May 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Brownies would be my go to bake sale item. Hello my name is work is awesome.

  • 92 Arian // May 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love love love brownies, they’re always my bake sale buy.

  • 93 aubrey // May 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I’m a sucker for brownies.

  • 94 elaine // May 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    tollhouse cookies, hands down.

    love love LOVE the inigo montoya work

  • 95 shannon // May 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    salted brown butter rice krispie treats. once you have one of these, you will never make a normal rice krispie treat again.

  • 96 Liz J in Central Illinois // May 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    When I help out one of our student clubs here at the College by bring items for their bake sales, they love it when I bring my brownies. Especially the ones I make with Andes Chocolate Mint pieces in them. Those sell out FAST! And the best part is that they are so easy!

  • 97 karen lucrece // May 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    i like to make brownies for bakesales since they hold up well in the heat and all, and the nigella recipe for snow flecked brownies is kind of disturbingly awesome (6 eggs and 3 1/4 sticks of butter? really?) but more than that, i like to BUY chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing (with hundreds and thousands on top) and it’s horrible, i know, but i like when the cake is from a box and the icing is from a can. i just do.

  • 98 Liz // May 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Iced cookies, I think. But I would totally buy some treats in a jar.

  • 99 monica // May 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m with rice crispy treats! it’s the only time I LET myself make them!

  • 100 ellen // May 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Cookies! To make, to sell, to buy. All Cookies all the time.

  • 101 Heidi // May 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Brownies! I can never say no. When I make them for a special occasion like a bakesale I’ll mix about a cup of fresh raspberries in the batter……..YUM!

  • 102 anne // May 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I love making these completely rich (and delicious) Chinese New Year cookies from a cookbook from Richmond, VA that still lists the authors as their husband’s names (e.g. Mrs. Harold Smith (Essie)). Old Skool indeed. The only thing Chinese about these is the use of chow mein noodles. (add melted chocolate, melted butterscotch bits and peanuts). YUM

  • 103 Kristen P // May 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm


  • 104 Connie // May 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I can never resist the No bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

  • 105 r. // May 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Rice Krispie Treats are always delicious and I’m so happy when I don’t have to get all sticky to enjoy one – it’s a double treat. Oh and lemon bars, the really lemony puckery kind with the shortbread crust. YUM!

  • 106 Liz // May 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love to make chocolate chip cookies or chocolate cake for bake sales. Really anything with chocolate in it.

  • 107 Cari Oliver // May 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I make a brownie recipe I got off a Duncan Hines box 10 years ago. They are so very, very decadent. I tend to buy brownies or cookies so I can divide them up, but if there is fudge or divinity – I’ll get that instead.

  • 108 Sabrina // May 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I love making these lemon shortbread cookies from Real Simple. I call them my bake sale weapon.

  • 109 pey // May 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    i live in south louisiana and with all of the flood prep going on around around here, i feel for rakka and if she still has family in the south i hope they are safe and wish them well….

    i’ve never seen anything in jars at bake sales (except in pics on your blog) but if i ever saw anything in a jar at a bake sale, i’d buy it cause the packaging is so darn cute! usually i go for brownies at bake sales though. mmmm, chocolate! i think cake pops are great as well.

  • 110 Marissa Winters // May 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love participating in bake sales. I usually like to bake something to sale that has a personal story for me. The last one I participated in was Will Bake for Food ( in Seattle to benefit Northwest Harvest a hunger relief agency.

    I baked Almond Cardamom cookies, Sandbakkles and Berliners because they all reminded me of my childhood and the norwegian traditions pasts down from my family.

  • 111 Meghan // May 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Peanut butter marshmallow squares! So tasty but only with the white marshmallows, for some reason the multicoloured ones just don’t taste right to me.

  • 112 Tracy // May 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Brownies! Any kind without frosting, because the krinkly top is the best part…

  • 113 Christina // May 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I love her work! And I think I need that awesome spool of thread painting.

  • 114 abi // May 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I haven’t made anything for a bake sale for a while, but I love buying cookies.

  • 115 Miranda E. // May 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    My favorites to buy: Kringla and Baklava. My favorite to make: krumkakke! It’s easy when you have the iron, but not many people do, so they’re always impressed.

    You killed my father, prepare to die ;) One of the best movies ever!

  • 116 Erin // May 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I tend to make cookies – snickerdoodles, m&m, decorated ginger snaps.

    I tend to buy mixes in jars for baking at home or any sort of fruit crisp/fruit cobbler.

  • 117 Maura // May 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Lemon bars! Could you make lemon bars in jars???

  • 118 Rebecca // May 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love to make cupcakes, but I love to buy cookies!

  • 119 dana // May 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Oh, *thank you* for pointing me to Rakka Deer. Her stuff is fabulous. Thanks Megan for always being a fab source of fab things.

  • 120 MJ // May 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I go for the old standby, brownies.

  • 121 Hailey // May 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I like to buy pies! Or fancy cupcakes.

  • 122 margo // May 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    i want an unusual ethnic dessert or an innovative thing like the pie in a jar which is just great…………

  • 123 Megan // May 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I like to bake sugar cookies. And I’ll buy pretty much anything!

  • 124 Betsy // May 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hmm, haven’t done a ton of bake sale baking. I’m a sucker for a good rice krispy treat though.

  • 125 Myssie // May 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    We like a good oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips for bake sales.

  • 126 stephanie // May 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    My go to bake sale item is definitely lemon bars. Great giveaways today :)

  • 127 mrscharlemagne // May 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I must confess that I have never been involved in a bake sale. The closest I’ve come is making and selling crepes for french class in high school.

  • 128 JenM // May 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I regularly participate in my church’s bake sale. I always make Leche Flan and savory scones – usually cheddar/chive. Love the Inigo Montoya cards – my last name is Montoya!

  • 129 Beth // May 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Love this. As for bake sales, I tend to do breads, like zucchini or pumpkin bread in mini-tins. As for what I buy from bake sales, my little boys always go for the brownies. You can’t go wrong with brownies.

  • 130 Elizabeth // May 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    My very favorite part of bake sales (and school carnivals, too!) is the cake walk. Almost everyone gets something delicious! I love to bake cakes and think about who might take them home.

  • 131 Jen // May 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    This giveaway is AWESOME!

    I love cookies so that is usually what I go for…but your single serving jar treats would definately catch my eye. Fabulous idea!

  • 132 Donna B. // May 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I like to bake bar cookies and my recent favorite is the Congo Bar from Yummers!

    And I have to say the Inigo cards are my fave too.

    Congrats on 10 years of awesomeness!

  • 133 A // May 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    We don’t really have bake sales around here… But if we did, I would make mini cupcakes! As for buying… whatever seems yummiest or most interesting I guess! :)

  • 134 Sandra // May 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Heavily spiced molasses cookies. So that everything they touch turns to spice!

  • 135 Kathy // May 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Rice crispies!!

  • 136 Hollis // May 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I like to make choc. chip with pecans cookies. classic.

  • 137 Kim // May 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Cake pops! Yay!

  • 138 Anja Davis // May 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Brownies! and the cards are greatttt.

  • 139 wendy // May 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I like to make lemon squares. Or nanaimo bars. Yum!
    Fabulous giveaway :)

  • 140 Sheri // May 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I will buy anything tinier than it should be and adorable. It’s fairly ridiculous. If it’s adorable and made of chocolate I will buy it without question.

  • 141 Jen R // May 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I love brownies!

  • 142 Emily // May 13, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    what a fantastic giveaway! i love rice krispie treats dipped in chocolate. fun shapes are always good sellers!

  • 143 Christina H // May 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Those Inigo Montoya cards are super! In the likely event that I do not win, I will have to pop over and buy some. I like to make cookies. Who doesn’t like cookies? They are cookies, after all.

  • 144 emily // May 14, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I usually cheat and make ghirardelli double choc brownies.

  • 145 melissa // May 14, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I usually make my favorite chocolate chip recipe for bake sales. It’s an Alice Medrich recipe.

  • 146 Morgan // May 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I’ve never sold anything in a bakesale, but my favorite thing to buy is something I wouldn’t normally make myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 147 Kimberly // May 14, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love making drop cookies for bake sales… chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and all variations therein. :) My favorite thing to buy are brownies though. With walnuts. :)

  • 148 tara // May 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Where I live, in the middle of Iowa, the majority of bake sales are run by older woman or small children for some camp. I can’t help myself when I see a paper plate of rice krispy treats covered in saran wrap. For some reason they always seem to be still warm and gooey.

  • 149 Debbie // May 14, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I love to buy lemon squares, because I don’t ever make them. I make chocolate chip cookies a lot but there are usually none to sell — my family eats them directly off the cooling rack!

  • 150 Mischa // May 14, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I always try to bake something that uses up the staples that sit in my house too long– sometimes it’s bananas, sometimes whole wheat flour, wheat germ, candied ginger… I have a bad girl-scout-be-prepared habit of trying to have every ingredient under the sun, which just don’t all get equal play in the kitchen.

  • 151 Abril // May 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Omg! I was just thinking of the princess bride!

  • 152 Elizabeth // May 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I have not heard of all those blogs, thanks for the heads up. Glitter Pissing, ha!

  • 153 hikerlola // May 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Grasshopper brownies!

  • 154 Ananda Glick // May 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I just had a vegan bakesale! Truffles were enormously fun to make – I would highly recommend them! They were a super hit… and while they were a great deal of work, they were worth it.
    <3 Happy Bday and thanks for the opportunity to win

  • 155 Karin // May 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    My mom’s chocolate chip cookies always sell out quickly! It helps that they are gigantic and overstuffed with chips.

  • 156 Tin // May 14, 2011 at 9:33 am


  • 157 Hailey // May 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

    “my name is Inego Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die.”
    hahaha! did you know that he is one of the main characters on Criminal Minds? love the man! love the art!

  • 158 Julie // May 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I like to buy cakes! I LOVE to make cakes, but it’s fun to buy one someone else made…

  • 159 Melissa // May 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Montoya is love!