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Ideas for what to bake for school cake sale please?

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bigpantywoman Wed 07-Oct-09 17:29:25

Hi, would like something simple that looks stunning (!) that I can bake today or tomorrow for a school fair on Saturday, I have bought some of those paper and cellphane bags and was thinking cookies, or muffins, maybe some tray bake that I can cut into slices and bag up. Any ideas oh wise ones?? I usually just do pretty fairy cakes but the MN wisdom seems to be they would go stale by then.

StirlingNeedsAHoliday Wed 07-Oct-09 19:17:42

Sorry blush That was probably me.

If I was making something today for Saturday I would make either carrot cake or chocolate brownies as both of those will be fine after a couple of days if kept in sealed container.

I make this Carrot Cake as a traybake and it is lovely and moist. Just keep it wrapped up till Saturday and then drizzle the lemon icing on top on Sat morning and it will be fab smile

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Wed 07-Oct-09 19:19:29

I tend to do banana bread and/or lemon drizzle cake. I sometimes bake in advance and freeze the banana bread [efficient].

girlwithapearl Wed 07-Oct-09 19:25:32

Rocky road is a good seller, v easy and cheap to make and you store in fridge so can make couple of days in advance.
Nigella does a good recipe:

bigpantywoman Wed 07-Oct-09 22:04:06

Oooh thanks - great ideas, and Stirling don't be blush I appreciate the input - cheers!

bellavita Wed 07-Oct-09 22:15:57

Stirling, that carrot cake is lovely, I have made that recipe a few times.

You could make some parkin, that gets better with age.

StirlingNeedsAHoliday Wed 07-Oct-09 23:12:14

bella, I love that carrot cake and it isn't too difficult either.

Another one that keeps well is a Nigella Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake - I have made one tonight and (according to the domestic goddess herself) it is better after a day or do as it is so moist.

Can post the recipe if interested smile

silverwoodhelpdesk Thu 08-Oct-09 09:32:15

Orange Seed Cake. A standard Madeira cake with Orange Zest, Orange Juice and caraway seed. For every egg, zest of half an orange and one teaspoon of orange juice and a teaspoon full of caraway seed. Good keeper.

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