Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale

Attention Milwaukee readers! Here is a way for you to have fun in the kitchen and help others by giving your time and/or baked goods for a great cause! On Saturday, December 8th, come out to Best Place at the Historic Pabst Bakery to purchase cookies, treats and candies made by local bakers. MKEfoodies is sponsoring the event and all proceeds are donated to Cookies for Kids' Cancer.

“Everyone loves homemade treats around the holidays,” says Lori Fredrich, co-founder of MKEfoodies, “We also have a wealth of talented chefs, home bakers, and food bloggers here in the Milwaukee area. So why not bring them together for a good cause?  Last year, through the generosity of those who attended the bake sale, we raised over $2,000 for pediatric cancer research. This year we hope to raise even more.”

This year, I have learned how devastating pediatric cancer is for a family. My co-worker's nephew was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he has been going through chemo and traveling from Door County to Children's Hospital to get treatment. It has been sad and difficult to see my co-worker dealing with this in her family. 

I'll be baking two types of cookies or candy and volunteering at the event. Over the weekend, I tested out a shortbread recipe for a Linzer cookie, but I wasn't that pleased and need to go back to the drawing board and test out a traditional Linzer cookie recipe.

MKEFoodies cookies 003-shortbread cookies

I found some cute holiday themed bake sale bags at Michael's. Big Lots also had a nice selection and I may go back there for some smaller bags.

MKEFoodies cookies 001-bake sale bags at Michael's

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12-4 p.m.
MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Questions? E-mail: info@mkefoodies.com


  1. In past years, Michaels has had some really cute decorated mini-loaf pans too. I should think about doing this too...

  2. This is on my do-to list. I'm not sure if I'll make it this year considering things have never been more crazier.