Valentine's Day Bake Sale for March for Babies



For me, February doesn't just mean Valentine's Day, it marks the beginning of my fundraising campaign for March for Babies. This year was a little different because I decided to take advantage of the Hallmark holiday and hold a bake sale in front of a restaurant in the middle of a pretty busy marketplace, in hopes that somebody would buy some goodies. A week before Valentine's Day, I contacted Just Grillin' in Alhambra and asked about holding a bake sale in front of their restaurant, not only did the owner Steve Fields agree, he also offered to help out by donating 20% of proceeds from customers who mentioned March of Dimes. Once I got the okay from Mr. Fields, I reached out to family and asked if anyone would like to donate baked goods.  

Luckily for me, my sister is a very talented pastry chef who donated her time and delicious cupcakes for the cause. If you are in the SoCal area, you can contact her, here.
So much yummy goodness! Pink Lemonade cookies, Fruity Pebble Treats, Red Velvet, Chocolate, and Vanilla cupcakes!
This is one of the small candy bouquets that I made out of sour belts, Mike & Ike candies, and heart lollipops. 
Here is a shot of our table in front of Just Grillin' in Alhambra, CA. It was such an awesome, fun day! I think we may have to make this an annual fundraiser. 
A HUGE thank you to my sister Melinda at Pinda Sweets, my friend Kristy at Kristy's Cakes & Treats (her delicious cake pops sold before I finished setting up), my Aunt Landa for her carrot cake loaves, my cousin Amber for her Fruity Pebble treats, and my Mom and Dad for donating balloons and all their help. 
Me and my little teammate Lacey. 
She is so excited to do the "March of Dimes Babies" walk.
After all the sugary goodness was gone, we had a very successful bake sale and raised over $400 for our March for Babies team. As successful as our bake sale was, we have not yet reached our team goal, if you would like to make a donation to our team please do so by clicking this http://www.marchforbabies.org/cynthiaduarte
Thank you!