The first Sweet Relief bake sale raised over $1,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and brought together bakers and eaters from all over the city. There were so many amazing treats, including my favorites, Kristin Whittlesey’s Midnight Cookies and Jennifer Justus' Rosemary Olive Oil Cake made with Olive & Sinclair chocolate. Let’s hope both make an encore appearance. I’m also crossing my fingers for anything from Landis' The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook, Kelly’s Beloved Cake Balls and (dear Cheesus, please) some whoopie pies from Jersey girl Alexandra Payne of Sweet Betweens.
And that’s just my short wishlist. No doubt there will be an amazing assortment of baked goods available for sale. Surprisingly, my vegan scones weren't a sellout last time, so I'm going to do something with Nutella. If you would like to help with a donation of baked goods (doesn't have to be sweet!), that is certainly appreciated as well; buyers and bakers are both welcome as well as volunteers to man the cash register. Anyone who wants to donate baked goods or time can just check here for details.
But wait! There’s more! Ways to help, that is. In addition to donating and buying baked goods, you can also shop for the cause. Parnassus Books is donating a portion of Saturday’s sales to the fund and have reached out to their fellow locally owned businesses to participate as well. In the meantime, make plans to be at The Well from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sweet Relief: Nashville Food Bloggers Bake Sale to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy
Saturday, Nov. 10
The Well Coffeehouse, 2035 Richard Jones Road, Nashville