It was a scorcher this past Saturday at the fourth Eat My Blog charity bake sale. Even though the weather conditions were chocolate-meltingly hot, the turnout was terrific and we raised $4,323.86 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. It’s really incredible to think that our baked goods have yielded more than $16,000 over the years. That equates to $80,000 worth of food to assist families in our community that need a little boost. Hip, hip hooray!
We moved the party to the east side this time around, setting up shop at Pita Jungle in Old Town Pasadena. The neighborhood proved to be a great fit for our kind of wholesome food and fun.
On the donation front, we had the biggest turnout ever. With over 50 bloggers baking their hearts out and 20 restaurants doing what they do best, the tables at Pita Jungle were lined with an impressive array of delicious and creative treats. Additionally, Crystal Geyser donated water and iced tea, while Intelligentsia provided coffee vouchers.
We were also very fortunate to have Wesley Wong donate his time to capture some beautiful snapshots throughout the day. Here are some highlights of the sweets and savories that made Eat My Blog an incredible success…
Clockwise from top left—macarons from XT Patisserie, cake pops from The Catty Critic and Rock My Palate, chocolate dipped pecan pies from Sarah the Bear, and malted milk cookie tarts from Nosh with Me.
Clockwise from top left—cranberry pies with pecan oatmeal crumble from Short Cake Bakery, housemade cannoli with ricotta and pistachio from Sotto, gingerbread people from Farmshop, and banh cam (Vietnamese doughnuts) from The Ravenous Couple.
Clockwise from top left—peppermint chocolate cookies from Isabella’s Cookie Company, white chocolate cranberry cookies from Delectable Baked Goods, rosemary olive oil tea cakes from Design Nomad, and spiced almonds from The Village Bakery and Cafe.
Clockwise from top left—EAT: Los Angeles 2012: The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles from Prospect Park Media, pumpkin cake loaves from The Appropriated Muffin, vegan date cakes with pecan and chocolate chip topping from The Yummy Year Project, and spiced kaffir lime cheesecakes from The Spice Table.
Clockwise from top left—Tsz of Gastrophoria posing with her creation “The Mojo” (chocolate, salt, peanuts, chili limon, dried mangoes), dog treats from The Roaming Belly, walnut sea salt caramels from Diana Takes a Bite, and strawberry polvorones from When Adobo Met Feijoada.
Clockwise from top left—vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting from Magnolia Bakery, spiced banana brownies from Picca, onion flatbreads from i nom things, and chocolate sea salt caramels from Droga Confections.
Clockwise from top left—pandan panna cotta from Starry Kitchen, ube cupcakes from The Pinoy Panda, pumpkin toffee boat tarts from Creme Caramel LA, and peanut brittle from Allison of Rogers Ruder Finn.
Clockwise from top left—Argentinean mushroom empanadas from Border Grill, pumpkin cheesecakes from Fundamental LA, white chocolate dipped matcha madeleines from Tomo Style, and coconut milk tres leche cakes from Xoia.
Eat My Blog would not have been possible without the support and generous contributions of many people and organizations. Please show these businesses and restaurants some love on our behalf.
And on behalf of the Eat My Blog committee (left to right—Lien, Nastassia, Amy, yours truly, Laurie, Diana), thank you to everyone who baked and came out to support the event. We look forward to seeing you at the next one!
Check out the complete set of photos from the event on Flickr.
Read about our past bake sales here: