If you’re a food blogger, you’ve probably already heard about Saturday’s nationwide Bakesale for Japan. If you haven’t, I’m here to tell you about it!
On Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm, bakers from around the U.S. will be selling their homemade goodies at various locations. The price of each item is up to the buyer- donate as much as you feel is appropriate. Of course, the more generous you’re feeling, the better- all proceeds go to Peace Winds Japan to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
I’ve baked a lot of cookies, cupcakes, cakes and pastries over the last few years, and the items that seem to get the biggest reaction are things that take people back to their childhood. When I made a version of Ding Dongs for my former coworkers, you’d have thought I handed out $100 bills- they were damn near in happy tears over the chocolate cupcakes with the little squiggle of white icing on top. Freshly baked apple pie wins hands down over something fancy from a French patisserie, and these Pop-Tarts may have beaten them all. I guess nostalgia minus artificial colors and flavors plus home baking = happy people.