Friday, February 24, 2012

Bake Sale

The Sandal Wood Homeowners Association is having a rummage and bake sale Saturday morning.  Since I have not accumulated stuff that I am ready to get rid of yet, I thought I would do some baking.

I made chocolate covered cherry cupcakes--a dozen for the sale and a single layer cake for Mike because he does love his chocolate cake.

I also made pineapple upside down cupcakes.  I was going to make a sheet cake, but then thought that smaller quantities would sell better.  I made the chocolate cakes from scratch, but I cheated with these and used Jiffy yellow cake mix.

This is not a baked good, but there is so, so much citrus fruit that I made a mix of white and pink grapefruit with Valencia oranges, lightly sweetened with Florida honey, and packed it snack containers.  I am getting to be very quick at sectioning grapefruit without turning it entirely to juice.

Lots of people will be having carport sales around the neighborhood tomorrow as well.  We will be putting out a bucket of two of "free for the taking" grapefruit.  Our tree is very healthy and loaded with more grapefruit than we could ever eat.

11 comments:

  1. I'll take those chocolate covered cherry cupcakes.

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  2. Yes the joy of juicy grapefruits! But we are now taking a med that does not allow that citrus for some strange interaction. What will they tell us next?
    Have fun.

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  3. Oh, I love grapefruit, but I can't eat them any more either because to meds I take.
    It all looks yummy.

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  4. I would buy them all if I could.

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  5. Ooh, I never thought of pineapple upside down cupcakes. They look yummy.
    I always loved neighbors like you who shared their abundance. Some would rather it rot on the ground than share.

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  6. Those pineapple upside down muffins look wonderful. It is one of my favorite cakes but never thought to do this. We're having friends over for brunch tomorrow and I just got inspired! thank you!!!

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  7. I'd buy one of each! Also, you're so lucky to have a grapefruit tree - none of those in VT (or CO).

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  8. Good for you, Gramma!
    I don't even bake for the grandkids. I'll just eat it!!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  9. I'll bet you didn't have any leftovers to take home in the evening. They all look yummy

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  10. I wish I were there to buy some cupcakes and pick up some grapefruit. I love it! So many people our age no longer can eat it. I think that is so sad because it is so good. I didn't really have any good grapefruit this year, so eat one for me.

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  11. Darn, I'm sorry I missed that bake sale!

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