Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bakesale for Japan, Saturday April 2!

bakesale for japan

Hello bakers. This coming Saturday there is a nationwide bakesale for Japan being held. The proceeds will go to Peace Winds Japan. The baked goods will be donated by professionals and amateurs alike. Last year the same organization raised $23,000 for Haiti, and it looks like this year's bakesale will be even bigger.

This map shows participating bakesale locations, but I don't think it is too late to join in if nothing is going on near you.

There are so many disasters and causes out there to support. It's not like Haiti is back to normal, or the many countries in Africa are sorted out, or even as if the poverty in our own country has been addressed.

However, this is one small thing to do, and it will be delicious. And then after Saturday, maybe our nation of intrepid bakers will continue to reach out and give in such a united effort. The whole world is our backyard!

Locally, Portland will be hosting the bakesale in two locations on Saturday: Ristretto Roasters at 3808 N Williams Ave, and BARISTA at 539 NW 13th Ave. The sale is from 10am to 2pm, and it looks like lots of yummy bakers will be donating baked delights, including myself. Show up! Treat yourself!


  1. Hey! I'm participating in this in LA. How about our incredible shrinking world? :)

  2. nice! be sure to post about it--what are you going to donate?

  3. I haven't decided yet. I have to make an almond cake for a friend for Saturday, so I might make extra batter for cupcakes. OR, I might bake the white velvet cupcakes that are coming up with the HCB's so that I actually have something done on time :)
    what about you?

  4. i've got david leite's 72 hour cookies waiting in the fridge, plus thinking about a 6 cup golden lemon almond bundt and maybe also the devils food cake...depends on how industrious i feel tomorrow.

  5. Bakers unite!

    I'll be at Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA. Details:

    Here's my list...and I'll be posting pics on my blog tonight (if we finish at a not insane hour) or tomorrow.

    *Lemon Chiffon Cupcakes with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Frosting
    *Orange-Glow Chiffon Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Ganache Frosting
    *Double-Decker Brownies
    *Chocolate-Vanilla Zebra Cookies
    *Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
    *Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

  6. I can't find one in Sacramento which seems very odd.