Offbeat: World’s Largest Bake Sale In NYC Promotes Great Cause

By Monday, May 6, 2013 0 Permalink 0

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This past Wednesday at 6:30pm, much joy came into my life. It was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever experienced. As much as I hate to admit it, I even shed a tear. But it was beautiful. The Sandra Lee World’s Largest Bake Sale that is.

I know. That was anticlimactic, especially with the spoiler photo. But please do understand the love I have for baked goods. Cookies, brownies, pies, cupcakes, bread puddings. They put me in a good place, like in my bed or on my couch.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that when I heard about this bake sale, I blocked off time on my work calendar to make sure I got there with plenty of time to browse and indulge. The other great part? This event, sponsored by Kmart and Shop Your Way, had a social cause attached to it. Proceeds from each of the vendors went to the Food Bank of New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign, both of which I was excited to support through my patronage, tweets, and this here post.

Serious aside: As a foodie at heart, I’m kinda picky about what I eat. I get caught up in the appearance and minute details, which sometimes leads me to take for granted the fact I have the money to make or buy a meal, and that food on my table and in my stomach has never been an issue. This event, though enjoyable and luscious, was a reminder of how much we have to be thankful for.

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When I walked in, the event was winding down a bit, but I was still surprised to see how many vendors were enthusiastically promoting their tasty products. It was also kinda funny to see adults quick-stepping like kids in a candy store. I couldn’t make this up. Since this was at Grand Central Station, you’d have thought people were running to catch a train, when in reality they were running to catch a free cookie…or chocolate air cake, which I bodied in record time. I. Have. No. Shame.

Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander

Victim. Catch me if you can.

I also discovered some tasty little smore pies in exquisite packaging, love embodied by a cupcake, and this apple caramel bread pudding as I was leaving that stopped me in my tracks. Yep, it was that serious.

Why hello there...

My one disappointment from the event? By the time I got there, Insomnia Cookies had packed up shop and headed home. I’ve been wanting to try their cookies for a while, but never see a store at a convenient time. I’m always running to or from somewhere, weighing tardiness vs. tastiness.

Why aren't you there when I need you!?

Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that through May 31st, for every Facebook and Twitter share from the Recipe For No Kid Hungry site, as well as shares of Sandra Lee recipe cards, Kmart will donate $1.00 up to $10,000 for this cause. It’ll take you just a few seconds, so I encourage you to make a quick visit and make it happen.

I’ll talk to you later. I need to go google map Insomnia Cookies.

Rich

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