Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bake Sale Success!

I am back from the street fair and am utterly exhausted. But, I am happy to report that my bake table was a complete success and I made about $220 for the school. The lemon currant rolls were the biggest hit and sold out in about 15 minutes, followed by the rustic bread and whole wheat bread. The baguettes were also a great seller. Surprisingly, the white bread was almost last to go. Of course, people didn't realize that that bread took three days to make with various fermentations, so maybe I need to come up with a sexier name for it next time. The only thing left were about a dozen hamburger buns. The pic above is everything in my kitchen before I hauled it over to the street fair.


Many people asked where my bakery was, and if I was going to do this on a regular basis. I think I might just start a very small business on the side for those interested. A few loaves a week, perhaps. I will see who is interested and go from there. Maybe I can work an ordering system into this blog.

Anyway, I am off to the lake to relax and enjoy the gorgeous weather.

22 comments:

Teresa said...

YOU GO, Vegan Dad!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

It's clear to see that you had an extremely successful bake sale today, and I'm positive you have the best blog on the World Wide Web!

I hit your site AT LEAST once a day to see what's shakin' and bakin' in Canada. You're a big help and inspiration. Vegan Mom and Sons 1, 2, and 3 are blessed to have you in the kitchen!

Celine said...

if anyone deserves to kick back and relax now, that would definitely be you.

Catofstripes said...

Well done for all that effort and dedication. I am in awe. Enjoy your break.

kindkitchen said...

Congrats on the Bloggy award--you definitely deserve it!! :]

That bread looks really good. Are you going to post the recipes you used? I actually just made my 1st loaf of homemade bread last night and it came out...ok. It was really dense. I got the recipe off of the back of the bag of flour.

Have fun at the lake!

kindkitchen said...

oops, I just found the recipes hehe

duh, nevermind!

Animal-Friendly said...

Congrats on your bake sale! Glad to see that all of your hard work really paid off!

Virginia said...

congratulations! you are amazing, i love to cook and bake but I don't have the patience to be in the kitchen making all of that all day! Kudos to you for being able to!

Veg-a-Nut said...

What a beautiful site and wonderful success! Everything looks so tasty. Boy, the people in your neck of the woods are truly blessed! Enjoy your relaxation!

Anonymous said...

your presentation is so beautiful and professional! no wonder people thought you have a bakery. everything looks phenomenal!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Wow, what a surprise to find your fantastic new blog style. And your baked goods look beautiful. Enjoy your break!

VeganView said...

CONGRATS Vegan Dad!!!!!
You definitely have the most inspiring and delicious blog on veganism! I am so glad VegNews recognized you!

Also, the bake sale goodies look amazing :)

Eesh said...

Oh wow! It looks even more impressive in picture! Too bad I'm all the way on the other side of the country I would have definitely stopped by to buy at least one of each!

I liked the comment about the bakery. Did you tell them it was all done up chez vegan dad? hehe

Lisa Dempster said...

Your bake sale table looks gorgeous!

Ron said...

Ever thought about moving to the Blue Mountains? I would REALLY love to have you for a neighbour! :-)

Cheers,
Ron

(Australia)

Sharon R said...

Your baked goods look better than our local market's (Whole Foods) and we thought they had the best in our area. I feel inspired to try one of the recipes if the temperature wasn't going to mid 90's today! Everyhing looks SOOO good I can't decide which to make first.

Renae said...

All of your baked goods look amazing - I'm not surprised your sale was such a success!

Ricki said...

That is one impressive table! Everything looks fabulous. And so glad it was a success--congratulations!

Stacey said...

That picture is a little bit like what I think Heaven might be like... Can't wait to try some of the recipes!

Happy Herbivore! said...

one man bakery. I'm still inspired and amazed!

mom said...

I had to try the fastest seller - the lemon currant rolls - super success! Possibly a new variation of the Christmas breakfast!

Maggie said...

Oh, my! This is impressive and inspiring.

Glad you raised a bunch of dough (har har).

Vegan Dad said...

maggie,
I wish I had said that. Nothing beats a delicious pun.