UPDATE (Thursday 8:12 A.M.): All of the winners have been contacted by e-mail. I will announce the winning bids this afternoon. For now, I’m off to class!! THANK YOU AGAIN!
Thank you all so much for participating. Winning bids will be announced, and winners will be contacted by e-mail tomorrow.
Welcome to my Blog Bake & Make Sale to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!
I feel it’s necessary to tell you that I almost ate my computer while writing this post.
Before we get down to business, I’d like to welcome any new readers, and explain why I’m raising money for this cause.
Next Friday, I will be getting a lump in my right breast surgically removed and biopsied. I first felt the lump in 2007, and have had three ultrasounds and one mammogram since then.
I’m only 23.
After my third ultrasound in August, I wrote on my blog that the doctors classified the lump as a fibroadenoma—a benign tumor. They told me that the lump had all of the characteristics of one, and that I didn’t need a biopsy. They said I was too young to worry about it, and I was ok with that.
Then, a blog reader named Erica changed my mind. She told me that the same thing happened to her, and it turned out to be breast cancer.
So, at my last appointment with the breast surgeon, I looked my doctor straight in the eye, and said “I want a biopsy.”
The doctor suggested that I get the lump surgically removed so I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I agreed.
But, even after the lump is gone, I’m still going to worry about it.
I’m still going to think about the fear I felt when I first found the lump.
I’m still going to worry about the women who have experienced, and will experience the same thing, because it can happen to anyone, after all.
I’m still going to worry about the thousands upon thousands of women (and men) who are affected by breast cancer each year.
Which is why I want to do something about it.
And you can help! Below you’ll find a variety of baked goods and crafts generously donated by bloggers and readers for this sale.
All of the money earned from this bake sale will go straight to The American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
So, here’s how it works!
- The sale will run until midnight EST.
- There is a minimum bid of $10 on each item.
- All bids must be e-mailed to BAKEANDMAKESALE@GMAIL.COM with the item you are bidding on in the subject line.
- I will only accept bids through e-mail. Bids in the comment section will not be counted!
- Bidding is open to US residents only. (Residents outside the US can still donate to my fundraising page)
- Some of the items below will have TWO winners. Read the descriptions carefully before you bid.
- I will announce and e-mail the winners on Thursday morning.The funds from the winning bids must be posted to my Making Strides Fundraising Page within 24 hours of receiving confirmation that you’ve won, or the next highest bidder will win.
- Baked goods and crafts will be shipped out within one week of the close of the sale, unless otherwise specified below.
I will post updates throughout the day at the bottom of this post.
[Yes- I realize that this bake sale is very similar to the one Tina hosted last month. She doesn’t mind. In fact, check out her oatmeal raisin bars below!]
READY. SET. BID!
UPDATE: WE ARE SO CLOSE TO $500! LET’S DO IT TONIGHT!! (8:27 p.m.)
Emily’s Red Velvet Cupcakes
Emily has offered two batches of these gorgeous cupcakes. The highest bidder and the runner up will each receive six cupcakes.
Update: Emily is offering to double the cupcakes, or your choice of a batch of macaroons, brownie bites, brownie surprise cupcakes, or mini cheesecake if the bid is more than $50. (6:04 p.m.)
Emily’s Pumpkin Saffron Cupcakes
Same as above. Highest bidder and runner up will each receive six of Emily’s Pumpkin Saffron cupcakes. Yum!
Update: Emily is offering to double the cupcakes, or your choice of a batch of macaroons, brownie bites, brownie surprise cupcakes, or mini cheesecake if the bid is more than $40. (6:04 p.m.)
Courtney’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Cookies
Highest bidder will receive a batch of Courtney’s delicious chocolate chip cookies. You want these. Don’t lie!
The highest bidder and the runner up will each receive a jar of Lea’s coconut granola with choice of mix-ins (nuts or dried fruit).
Heather’s Customizable Note Cards
The highest bidder will receive a set of 10 cards which Heather will customize just for you! (Shipping will take at least two weeks, as the cards will be made after the sale is over)
Tina’s Oatmeal Raisin Bars
The highest bidder will receive one batch of these bars. (I want them!)
Highest bidder will receive a loaf of Emily’s banana bread. As a bonus, Emily has offered an additional baked good of the bidder’s choosing if the bid is above $40.
Alicia’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars
Highest bidder will receive a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip bars!!
Joy’s Customizable Knitted Yoga Mat Bag
The highest bidder will have their choice of colors for a personalized yoga mat bag! (Shipping will take at least two weeks, as the bag will be made after the sale is over)
Erika’s Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Highest bidder will receive one batch of these amazing looking cookies.
Kelly’s Snickerdoodle Blondies
Highest bidder will receive a batch of these blondies. (I want some!)
Amanda’s Medley of Vegan Bars
The winner will receive an assortment of bars including peanut butter rice krispies treats, peanut butter blondies, and energy bars.
Cynthia’s Butternut Squash Muffins
The highest bidder will receive a batch of these delicious-sounding muffins!
Mareesa’s Homemade Pink Cupcakes
Highest bid will receive a batch of these cupcakes with pink frosting for breast cancer awareness.
NEW ITEM!!!! (Added 12:00 P.M.)
Brandi’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (baked and shipped by Rosey Rebecca!)
I made Brandi’s vegan cookie bars in July, and they are AWESOME! She has given me permission to auction a batch off! Highest bidder will receive one batch of the cookie bars made by me (Rosey Rebecca). Brandi would have liked to make them herself but she’s swamped with work right now. Consider it a joint effort! Here’s a photo of the ones I made in July!
Updated 10:52 p.m.
Red Velvet Cupcakes (Highest Bid) — $55
Red Velvet Cupcakes (Second Highest Bid) –$20
Pumpkin Saffron Cupcakes (Highest Bid) — $50
Pumpkin Saffron Cupcakes (Second Highest Bid) — $30
Chewy Chocolate Heath Bar Cookies — $25
Customizable Coconut Granola (Highest Bid) — $15
Customizable Coconut Granola (Second Highest Bid) — $10
Customizable Note Cards — $25
Oatmeal Raisin Bars — $20
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread — $20
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars — $20
Customizable Knitted Yoga Bag — $35
Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies — $30
Snickerdoodle Blondies — $25
Medley of Vegan Bars — $25
Butternut Squash Muffins — $15
Homemade Pink Cupcakes — $25
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars — $20
Note: The winners and runners up will each receive a special thank you from me.