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Ahhhhh! Bloody cake sales!!!

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Fresta Wed 06-Jul-16 18:16:23

AIBU to think these are such a stupid idea for raising money? DDs teacher is constantly requesting cakes to sell to raise money for X Y and Z and then they sell them for 20p each. I can't make them for 20p by the time I have trailed to the shops and bought the ingredients and then there's the time spent bloody making them! It would be so much easier and cost the same to just pay for whatever it is!

HereIAm20 Wed 06-Jul-16 18:27:53

Tell them you didn't have time and donate a fiver instead! They get more that way!!

Twowrongsdontmakearight Wed 06-Jul-16 18:30:01

DC couldn't understand why they had to pay for ingredients to make cakes then pay to eat them!

Barmcakebessie Wed 06-Jul-16 18:32:55

Cake sales are a bloody great way to raise school funds. Maybe suggest charging a bit more for the cakes and getting different year groups to take turns organising. (Sometimes I even buy plain fairy cakes in a pack and decorate with icing etc). Easy money for those much needed school resources.

Nocabbageinmyeye Wed 06-Jul-16 18:35:24

Dd had a bake sale at school recently, only the three older classes were allowed to bake but the whole school to buy, great response by all accounts, so great they thought there might be some left over so they let THE WHOLE school go around and take a FREE item each FIRST!!!! Oh it gave me the rage, I didn't pay and put my time into baking three dozen buns (fancy looking ones) for them to be just given out free to kids and kids that hasn't been allowed and/or bothered to bake too, even if they gave the ones who had baked one as a thank you that would have been one thing but the whole school!! It will be the last time I bake for them angry

Barmcakebessie Wed 06-Jul-16 18:41:00

Omg nocabbage that's bloody bonkers !

Nocabbageinmyeye Wed 06-Jul-16 18:45:37

Isn't it shock It was three weeks ago and I'm still not over it grin How anyone though it was a good or fair idea I will never know!! The only thing I can think of is out school have never done one, they never ask for money or do fundraisers so maybe they are just clueless but it wouldn't inspire me to do it again either

sharknad0 Wed 06-Jul-16 19:12:31

I buy mine in the nearest supermarket blush

I was once told that my efforts were below par "thanks for bringing cakes despite obviously not having had the time to bake properly"! They were perfectly good cakes and delicious, I blind tested, I just didn't bother with decoration but just sprinkled a bit of icing sugar. Shame on me. Never again angry

Fresta Wed 06-Jul-16 19:15:20

Cake sales only raise money if the cakes are sold for profit! Otherwise people might as well just donate the money and save the time!

happypoobum Wed 06-Jul-16 19:19:10

Well if you don't have the time or money surely you just don't do it? I didn't always bow to these requests.

I am a primary teacher and don't keep any kind of record of who brings in what but the cow that runs the PTA might

EveOnline2016 Wed 06-Jul-16 19:19:40

What fucks me off about bake sales is that it's good enough to raise money but you are not allowed to bring in a homemade birthday cake on DC birthday.

My auntie makes the best cakes ever and is a professional with many people ordering again and again. Yet I have to buy a supermarket cake to send in when auntie would do the labour for free for me.

IWannaHoldYourHand Wed 06-Jul-16 19:26:59

Our school sell boxes of 4 or 5 cakes for £2. It's an easy way to bring in £500 with very little planning.

Coulddowithanap Wed 06-Jul-16 20:28:48

Ours charge 50p for homemade cakes and 20p for shop bought ones, no-one will be looked down on for buying cakes for the cake sale from a shop because not everyone has time to make cakes.

SabineUndine Wed 06-Jul-16 20:52:36

Blimey. We have cake sales where I work and you're expected to give about what you'd pay in a caff!

peachypips Wed 06-Jul-16 20:55:20

Our school sells cheap multipack ice lollies for 50p each after school every Friday. No effort other than buying lollies. Almost every child has one and we make £80 each Fri. Brilliant!

DropZoneOne Wed 06-Jul-16 21:01:30

We sell cakes for 50p, make roughly £200 each time. Mixture of homemade and shop bought.
We have ice cream sales where we sell Iceland versions of cornetto for £1 each. Also really popular and gives the bakers z break in the warmer months.

Notso Wed 06-Jul-16 21:19:28

I never understand this argument but if you aren't happy then either buy cakes from the shop or buy some cakes others have made.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 06-Jul-16 21:23:48

They really need to charge a decent amount - minimum 50p for cupcake but preferably £1. I always bake using hood quality ingredients and my brownies cost at least a fiver to make for 25 pieces. I would hope that would raise a tenner or more.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 06-Jul-16 21:24:01

Hood? Good!

PlanBwastaken Wed 06-Jul-16 21:26:35

Best tip I read on here is to buy something gluten, dairy and egg-free - the kids who are allergic get something they can eat, and you don't have to bake. Everyone is happy.

toffeeboffin Wed 06-Jul-16 21:30:09

Cakes for 50p?

Per slice, right, not the whole thing?

Doje Wed 06-Jul-16 21:30:45

I hate it. I look at my creation (usually caramel shortbread) and think "all that bloody effort for £6". And that includes ingredients, my time baking, and the things of whoever is on the stand selling. I'd rather give them a fiver and eat the condensed milk out of a tin.

BoboBunnyH0p Wed 06-Jul-16 21:35:45

Our school sells cakes at a stupidly low price that I refuse to bake them. I buy a pack of cheap fairy cakes from asda put my own icing and dolly mixtures on.

ElephantMug Wed 06-Jul-16 21:37:00

I made fudge once and nearly cried when they sold it for 50p per big bag. Proper delicious sea salt and vanilla fudge and they sold it for less than the fucking ingredients cost. I don't bother any more.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 06-Jul-16 21:45:41

Bloody hell Peachy that's a good idea.

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