have you ever sold a food item you made

@venshida (4837)
United States
June 17, 2009 12:48pm CST
I love to bake especially banana breads. I have shared with family and friends they always comment on how good it is. I want to take one to my church bake sale, but I lack confidence. I was wondering have you sold a food item at church any function. Was it a success?
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• United States
17 Jun 09
nope, never
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
17 Jun 09
This is a good example of a person that in 1 week will ask why am I not making any money here!!!!!
@venshida (4837)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I don't understand why people do things like that. It makes no sense.
@hartnsoul (558)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
When I was pregnant, i wasnt allowed to work outside the house coz of risk in pregnancy. Then I got inspired to bake after browsing on some cookboks. That did the trick. Christmas 07 i was able to sell oatmeal cookies and banana breads. Same stuff I gave out to relatives as gifts for the season. Then I got orders again! haha.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Wow, how cool is that. It sounds like you bake items were good repeat business is a good sign.
• United States
17 Jun 09
When things were very tight I used to make 6 loaves of bread at a time and keep three for my family and my Mom would buy three. For what she payed I could buy all the things I needed to bake bread plus and extra few cents. It was a little bit or work I would be doing anyway but it was what we needed at the time. It worked out nicely for both of us. That was my Mom though and not a bake sale. I would be concerned too. Im not all that confident in my baking skills. Let us know how it goes.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Jun 09
That was nice a set up with your mom.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I had a fundraiser for the youth in our church. I made stromboli and sold them. I had to make about 100 of them, so it was really time consuming, but everyone loved them.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Jun 09
100 is a lot, I am sure you were exhausted after.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
17 Jun 09
No, I have never sold the food that I made but I think it would be a very good to receive compliment by people, earning some money by doing that. Unfortunately, we cannot do that in where I live unless we apply for license and permittion and it is a pain in a neck to do so...
@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Hmm, I think most places a license is required if it is business venture. I think church and schools are exempt.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Yes I've done that, and like you was nervous at first, being a male was extra crazy, when it's a female dominated area ( not meant to be sexist!) One thing that's really cool, and I thought of this was to print out the recipe and put a rubber band around the item! I got lots of compliments on this! I did more canned items but did some baking too! Just relax what can happen? Just make sure you wash your hands a lot! LOL! tdemex
@venshida (4837)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Wow, what a creative idea. I would of never thought about that. I understand what you mean. It's very rare you see a male participate in a bake sale. Thank you for your suggestion. I will give it a try.
@sanwhy (87)
• Jamaica
18 Jun 09
i definately sold cakes, hot dogs and berverages especially if it is fruit based. i let makes sales when i bake speak to the tatse and usually that my hobby for the summer holidays as school is out so i try to make myself useful and creative in the kitchen.