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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

bloggers bake for hope

hi, friends!
only a few more days 'til i'm done with the semester!
whew! :D

in other news,
have you guys heard of


let me tell you a little about it:

Bake for Hope is a week long, nation-wide, 100% volunteer-run, bake sale event happening, the week leading up to Mother's Day. Proceeds donated to local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates.

Bloggers Bake for Hope is a virtual bake sale. Bloggers will donate their time, ingredients, and shipping costs so there are no expenses associated with this virtual bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale will be sent to the Massachusetts Komen for the Cure.

Jen and Cara, two Boston area food bloggers have teamed up for a project called Bloggers Bake for Hope, a virtual bake sale as part of Bake for Hope. Jen serves up sweets at Beantown Baker, while Cara shares healthy, creative dinners at Cara’s Cravings.

Both Cara and Jen have been successful fundraisers for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the past. Cara is currently organizing the third annual Bake for Hope at her company’s office site in Marlboro, MA. Last year’s event raised over $2500. Jen has made breast cancer awareness part of her personal mission. In 2004, Jen’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, Jen, her sisters, mom, and aunts walk the Race for the Cure every year. Jen and her family have raised thousands of dollars for the various Komen for the Cure affiliates.

Jen and Cara feel a strong connection to the cause, and are avid bloggers with a strong following. Thus, teaming up to host an online bake sale seemed like a fun and natural way to take things to the next level. The virtual bake sale will take place on May 4-6, 2011. Bloggers and bakers from across the country will agree in advance to donate baked goods. Buyers will make virtual pledges on the Bloggers Bake for Hope site, and at the close of the bake sale the highest bidders will be awarded the donated baked goods. They will make their donations via PayPal, and the bakers will then bake and ship their goods. Because the bakers are donating their ingredients, time, and shipping costs, there are no expenses associated with the virtual bake sale. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Massachusetts Komen for the Cure. Jen and Cara are challenging their fellow bakers and bloggers to help them raise $2000 through Bloggers Bake for Hope.

that was taken directly from the "about" section of

i've donated a dozen tie-dye cupcakes.
are you donating anything?
you can still sign up to bake until april 30th.
{that's saturday!}
even if you can't donate anything to sell,
make sure you check out the bake sale...
& spread the word so we can raise that $2000 plus some! :D

please, please, please post this in your blog,
on facebook,
on twitter...
email your friends!
whatever it takes!

thanks so much!
until next time,


  1. What a brilliant cause!!

    There is another movement for food bloggers called Frosting for the Cause. Where bloggers volunteer for a day to do a guest post, where we bake cupcakes or another sweet treat, donate that baked treat to their local cancer center and make a $25 donation to a cancer fund.
    I'm writing for this Saturday's post.

    I hope you will participate in this as well Kristen!! All the best ~Megan @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

  2. I am Baking in Bloggers Bake for Hope! :)

    I am also involved in Frosting for the Cause!

    I am a BIG supporter of any chaarity to help find a Cure For (ALL TYPES) Cancer.
    I am running in the Race for the Cure here in Las Vegas on May 7th. Plus trying to raise enough money ($2300.00) in order to participate AGAIN in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

    Thanks for also giving back!

  3. Thank you so much for spreading the word!