A fundraiser classic: the humble bake sale. Whether you’re selling ocean-themed cake decorations, or trying a new recipe, it’s time to grab your apron and get baking to save the sea.
5 top-tips for a plastic free bake sale:
- Avoid wrapping anything in plastic.
Sounds obvious, but try and use grease proof paper or reusable Tupperware instead of cling film.
- Bring cutlery.
Some like to get stuck in with their hands. But for those preferring to use cutlery, either provide your own metal cutlery (and a bucket to collect is once used) or encourage people to bring their own cutlery.
- Avoid plastic decorations.
Plastic table cloths, plastic bunting, balloons. These all add up to single use plastic. Try and use natural decorations instead: sprigs of plants or flowers, re-used jam jars for cash collection, paper posters (not laminated).
- Only sell home-baked goods.
Shop bought cakes and snack-sized treats come with a lot of additional plastic wrapping. Try and seek out home-baked goods only.
- Use re-usable bags.
To make the cakes, you’ve got to get the shopping first, right? Make sure to take your reusable bags with you when shopping to avoid using single-use plastic bags.
- Try a vegan recipe.
Ok. You caught us. We snuck in an extra non-plastic-related tip. Vegan cakes are arguably just as tasty as non-vegan ones, and using vegan ingredients is more environmentally friendly. Who knows, you may discover your new favorite recipe!
🎓 Part of a school? You can host a plastic free bake sale to achieve your first Plastic Free Schools objective.
👉 You can download our ‘Proud to Support’ logos to add to any event posters, or even to use on your cakes.
👀 Take a look at our handy bake sale how-to guide for more info on setting up the event.
✉ Let our friendly fundraising team know about your bake sale, for extra tips and support.
📷 Be sure to take lots of photos, tag us @surfersagainstsewage , and send them into the team. We love to see the cake creations you make.