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3 kids hosting a bake sale outdoors

Turn cupcakes into cash!

Help your child to release their inner entrepreneur by having a cupcake stall at home. It’s a great way for them to make some pocket money or donate to charity.

12 ideas for cake stall success

  1. Create some simple flyers and put them in the mailboxes of your surrounding streets. Include your address along with the date and time you will start selling your cakes.
  2. Plan what you are going to make well-ahead of time and make sure you have all the ingredients. Traditional cakes, biscuits, brownies and slices always sell well.
  3. Don’t go mad and make too much – it’s better to sell out than to have lots left over.
  4. Make sure you have a table to display your cakes – you also can decorate it to make it stand out.
  5. Put your stall on your driveway rather than blocking the pavement.
  6. Display a few of each type of cake/cupcake/biscuit and keep ‘refills’ cool inside your house.
  7. Have plenty of tongs or gloves handy so you are not touching the cakes – and paper bags to put the cakes in.
  8. Make sure you have lots of change for your customers.
  9. Keep the prices reasonable and display them clearly. List all the ingredients in each item.
  10. Don’t use anything that can spoil if it’s a hot day (such as cream).