Bake Sale at Fairchild Garden to benefit Share Our Strength

By Renee Joslyn….
South Floridians are invited to attend the Miami Area division of the second annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Coral Gables.

Fairchild Garden is acting as host for the second year in a row to the Miami Area National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, which will occur on the Saturday of the fifth annual Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition and Sale weekend. Food bloggers and their friends from all over Miami-Dade County and South Florida will feature their favorite baked goods from their blogs and family recipe files.

Highlights of this year’s sale include:

Local celebrity bakers, Cupcakes Nouveau of Coral Gables and 2 Girls and a Cupcake of Miami, are contributing cupcakes to sell and gift certificates for the raffle. Cupcakes Nouveau and 2 Girls and a Cupcake were hometown con-testants on different episodes of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!last year.

Dunkin’ Donuts of South Florida once again is providing the sale with coffee and treats to sell.

Renowned cookbook author and Miami Beach High graduate Amy Rogers is donating a signed copy of her latest book, Hungry for Homefor the raffle. Freakin’ Flamingo local jams are being donated for sale, plus a gift basket of Freakin’ Flamingo jams and other products will be raffled.

Freakin’ Flamingo was featured this year in Urban Daddy Miami’s Valentine Gift Guide.

WokStar Eleanor Hoh is donating a gift certificate for two people to attend one of her very popular wok cooking classes (valued at $130) for the raffle. Students learn Eleanor’s norecipes, no-measuring method to put a delicious and healthy meal on the table in minutes.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Miami Design District is donating a $100 gift certificate to the raffle. Chef Michael Schwartz, among other honors, recently received the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South.

The National Food Bloggers Bake Sale features food bloggers from across the country, uniting to support Share Our Strength by holding bake sales in their states on the same day. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.

To find other National Food Bloggers Bake Sale locations, visit http://whatsgabycooking. com/2011-food-blogger-bakesale/. Last year, the group raised over $16,500, across 22 states.

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