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[–] FlimsyArmadillo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

First off, I am insanely jealous - we can't have bake sales at our sons school because apparently people are too stupid to read ingredient lists or see signs that say "contains peanuts"

What are you interested in making? Cupcakes, sugar cookies or something else - I should say what are you willing to spend your time on lol

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[–] FlimsyArmadillo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh good, I have an awesome sugar cookie recipe and the best bit is you don't need to chill it AND it holds the shape of whatever cutters you use! I used it at the local fair last year and won first place for taste and design.

If you are trying to keep cost down and want to do a cake, i'd go the box route unless you want to go from scratch.

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[–] FlimsyArmadillo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can't wait to see!

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[–] FlimsyArmadillo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These are great also - kids love ice cream and love cupcakes so combine the 2 - ice cream cone cupcakes!! I just fill the cones half way and stand them in a cupcake baking tray when i've made them. Just keep an eye on them so they don't over flow.

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[–] FlimsyArmadillo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's a win/win then haha

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[–] lastditchtryforaname 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ok, I'm going to give you my "secret recipe" (lolololol!!) for Lemon Poppyseed Bread. You ready? Ok...here ya go:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16932/lemon-poppy-seed-bread/

In all seriousness this does make a really good lemon bread. Moist, tasty, and makes 3 loaves at once. It's an easy "dump it in the bowl and mix it" recipe and it actually comes out best if cooked in the disposable aluminum bread pans so perfect for a bake sale.

I have made a few tweaks to it that I think really improve it:

After adding the wet and dry ingredients together and mixing them a little add the juice and zest (using a zester for larger pieces that can be seen in the bread rather than a fine grater) from one small lemon then finish mixing.

Ignore the glaze recipe given. A simple glaze of freshly squeezed lemon juice (add some of the lemon zest too) and powdered (AKA 10X or confectioners) sugar is much tastier than the one given. About 1 lemon per loaf is needed. For the powdered sugar it's less than a full box for three loaves but amount needed varies depending on how much juice you get from your lemons, and what the weather is like that day. Add the sugar gradually and whisk into the lemon juice until you can scoop up the glaze with your whisk and lift the whisk from the bowl and the glaze clings to the whisk for a full second of two before it begins to fall back into the bowl. Reserve a tablespoon or two of lemon juice just in case you need to adjust the consistency. (In a pinch add a little water or milk to thin it out if it gets too thick)

Good luck!

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[–] lastditchtryforaname 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Truly it's my secret weapon! Every potluck, church picnic, family get together, Christmas goodie basket, and bake sale (I sell for $8-$10 USD per loaf) I do includes this bread. I'm "famous" for it (hahaha!) My nieces and nephews ask for it as a birthday gift! It's really good and very difficult to mess up. Just don't over cook it! Take it out when it just starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. There will be a center "crack" that's still moist (the toothpick in the middle will not come out clean on this). And it really does best in the crappy disposable pans. A nice pan creates a thin, firm, crunchy, outer crust. It's fine that way but it's softer and moister in the crappy pans ;)

Tip: reserve one loaf to cut up for free samples then price the rest good and high! They'll pay after they taste it!

Edit: the visible zest in the bread and the glaze is also important. I used to use a fine grated zest. I never got the same enthusiasm until I started using the coarser type of zest. It just gives it a must more homey/rustic look.

I use this for zesting