Online Bake Sale for Japan on 3/30. Now 90 Bakers Strong!

UPDATE: I have an exciting bit of news to report. Andrew Sigal of The Uncarved Block has offered to match the first $500 we raise.

My original goal was $2,500. I am hoping we can now beat that. Let’s see!

With only five days left, until the online bake sale for Japan on March 30th, 2011. The list of bloggers, writers, bakers, and professional chefs has grown to nearly 90! We come from nine countries, on four continents and we have one thing in common, we want to raise a lot of dough for Second Harvest Japan! Green Tea Macaron

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Second Harvest Japan is that country’s first food bank. They are working very hard to feed people in the wake of this month’s 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear reactor problems.

With food rations being as small as one banana, one orange, and one cup of water per day per person, those affected by the disaster in Japan can use all the help they can get.


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Those of us who work with food, who write about food, describing it in loving detail, or surf food blogs and “food porn” sites are living in a different world than those facing tiny rations right now. But, there is nothing like putting your passion and your talent to good use- to get a good result.

Langues De Chat Cookies

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So—you will not believe the amazing things people have come up with for this online bakesale! From meyer lemon flavored edible scrabble tiles, to a blood orange tart originally created by trappist nuns to green tea macarons, to adorable cake pops.  We’ve even got vegan cookies shaped like PINK dinosaurs (guess who made those)! Oh, and if you’re a chocolate fan, there is every manner of torte, tart, brownie, cookie, muffin, cake, and truffle imaginable.

Butternut Squash Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

The tomato tart made this ;)

The health food set need not worry either, granola, cooking classes, books, hand harvested Pacific sea salt, and all manner of gluten free and vegan treats will be available too.

When: 3/30/2011


And yes, many items are available for shipping worldwide

52 Sweets
A Half Baked Life
A Taste Of Koko
All Day Long I Dream About Food
Annie B. Bond
Babe In Soyland
Boulder Locavore
Bread And Love And Chocolate
Brooke’s Biscuits Bars And Brownies
Budget Gourmet Mom
C&C Cakery
Chipped Bowl
Como Water
Cooking Italian In The Midwest
Cooking With Sean And Joey
Create Amazing Meals
Dulis Serenus
Eat The Love
Enotria Guide
Eunice Montes
Food And Scent
French Press Memos
Full Circle Adventure
Give Me Flour
Gluten Free Baking
Hezzi D’s Books And Cooks
Hungry Rabbit
I Am A Feeder
Ilke’s Kitchen
Jules Bea Gluten Free Make Shop
Kitchen Corners
Kitchen M
Kumiko’s Diary In The USA
La Vie En Route
Lemons And Anchovies
Lick My Spoon
Little Girl Big Appetite
Making Whoopie Pies
Manu’s Menu
Marnee’s Cookies
Melissa Breyer New York Times Writer, Author of the Book True Food
More Than A Mountfull
Munchkin Munchies
Nachista’s Nest
Noon Cafe
Nosh This
Notes From The Cookie Jar
Nuts About Food
Offally Tasty
Pinay Cooking Corner
Plate Fodder
Rice And Wheat
Salty Seattle
Sinfully Yours Chocolate
Steph’s Bite By Bite
Sugar Daze Cupcakes
Sushi Day
Sweet And Crumby
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!
The Adventuresome Kitchen
The Baked Life
The Chocolate Cult
The Crue Cart
The Dailly Palette
The Dusty Baker
The Gluten Freed Gourmet
The Little Foodie
The Spice Garden
The Tomato Tart http:/
The Urban Baker
The Year In Food
This Little Piggy Went To The Farmer’s Market
U Try It
When Adobo Met Feijoada
Whit’s Amuse Bouche
Wine Book Girl
Yue Handi Crafts


  1. local kitchen says

    Hi Sabrina,

    Thanks so much for organizing this: I thought of something similar but time got away from me. I have lots of preserves and/or sweets that I could donate: you can check out my recipes at . Please email me at localkitchen AT yahoo DOT com if you get a chance: I'd be happy to join in!


  2. Donna at NothingChocolate says

    This is gonna sound dumb, but I have never bid on anything online or anywhere else. Are there special instructions to follow aside from visiting your site on Wednesday? I see some goodies I really want! Thanks!


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