Cupcake Monday

Today was the first day of our bake sale raising funds for our school’s Drama Club. All three of my kids are in this year’s play, Pinocchio. Yes I am the beaming Momma but will probably be a nervous wreck the night of the play. Will they remember their lines? Will they cry if they don’t? Will they be loud enough? Will they get the giggles? Will the little one have to pee just in time for her line?

Today was Cupcake Monday which meant that we only sold cupcakes. We received 6 donated batches of cupcakes (from parents), about 115 cupcakes, and sold them for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and guess what? We kicked tail. We made over $200.00! The cupcakes were delicious and beautiful. We had fudge marble, strawberry, banana, yellow, and white cupcakes all with frosting displayed beautifully on cake stands. We let the kids choose which cupcake they wanted and then add their own sprinkles at the Sprinkle Station. We also gave them a paper umbrella that one would find in a tropical drink. We all love those umbrellas don’t we? It was a colorful, sticky, and wonderful success.

Tomorrow is an “Old-Fashioned Bake Sale” in which we will be selling a huge variety of home baked items. Folks donated cakes, many different cookies, granola bars, coffee cake, and dessert bars that we cut or divided into single portions and wrapped them in plastic wrap first then individually in really pretty multi-colored cellophane bags. All the items are displayed on cake stands, in baskets and colorful bowls, and large white platters. We felt that everything should be wrapped nicely and displayed well to increase sales. (A pet peeve of mine is a sloppy looking bake sale and terribly wrapped goods.) Everything will be sold for $1.00 each or a baker’s dozen for $10.00. Oh we will have a Lemonade Stand as well and we are all going to wear aprons. Cute huh? I’ll let you know how it all goes.

Note- Prior to the sale we set up the cupcakes on the stands and needed a way to cover them with plastic wrap (so they would not dry out) without ruining the frosting. The umbrellas were perfect for this job. I think I will use umbrellas from now on in place of the toothpicks! Much cuter.


  1. Sabrina
    Posted May 20, 2008 at 6:11 AM | Permalink

    The umbrellas are so cute. You are right better than the standard cupcake. I think I will swipe that idea too.

  2. michelle @ TNS
    Posted May 22, 2008 at 3:08 PM | Permalink

    the umbrella thing = genius.

  3. Robin Sue
    Posted May 23, 2008 at 7:22 AM | Permalink

    sabrina- swipe away!

    michelle- thanks, now if I could just invent something really great!!

  4. The Shmoopies
    Posted May 24, 2008 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

    When Cupcake Monday becomes a national holiday please sign me up! I will be first in line with my paper umbrellas in hand! Huzzah!


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