The Los Angeles food blogging community came together this past Saturday for the third annual Eat My Blog charity bake sale. Even though the weather conditions were downright wintry by southern California standards, the turnout was strong and we raised over $3,700 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. It’s awe-inspiring to think that our humble baked goods have yielded over $12,000 between the three events [See: Eat My Blog Winter 2009 and Eat My Blog Summer 2010]. Yowsas!
Food insufficiency is a very real problem across the country, and I am incredibly proud that the money raised through Eat My Blog goes toward relieving the issue in our city. As long as I’ve got my merry band of baking bloggers, we’re gonna keep on nourishing our community one cookie at a time.
As always, Eat My Blog featured a killer array of baked goods. Here are some of the delicious and creative treats that lined the tables at Tender Greens. Clockwise from top left—pink piper Champagne cupcakes from The Cupcake Diary, walnut sea salt caramels from Diana Takes a Bite, bubblegum flavored marshmallows from Hungry Passport, and Maui Wowie cookies from Isabella’s Cookie Company.
Clockwise from top left—Idgie’s dog biscuits from Tien of Blogging LA, coconut jelly served in a fresh young coconut from Ravenous Couple, catnip cookies from The Catty Critic, and pinenut tarts from Life with a Whisk.
Clockwise from top left—Guinness gingerbread cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting from Delicious Coma, coconut cranberry chews from My Life as a Foodie, gingerbread cake pops from Sweet Life Kitchen, and malted milk cookie tarts from Nosh with Me.
Clockwise from top left—Yoda green tea cookies from Just Jenn Recipes, bacon cheesecake bars from Gastrophoria, almost-solstice bread pudding from L.A./O.C. Foodventures, and “The Mojo” (chocolate, salt, peanuts, chili limon, dried mangos) from Gastrophoria.
Clockwise from top left—Gingersnaps and gingerbread men from food, je t’aime, Dickensian mince meat pies from Savour Fare, holiday bark from Pardon my Crumbs, and peanut butter chocolate fudge cookie bars from Cookie Casa.
Clockwise from top left—blueberry and strawberry polvorones from When Adobo Met Feijoada, candy cane cream faux-reos from Eastside Food Bites, applesauce cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting from Diana Takes a Bite, and durian flan cheesecake from Starry Kitchen.
Clockwise from top left—yummy rummy rum cakes from The Roaming Belly, bacon caramel popcorn with cashews from Chow Balla, apple pie in a jar from All Jarred Up, and smoked salt toffee from Lindsay (@SqaushBlossom) of LAist.
For the third time, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf were on hand to serve their holiday blend coffee.
And here are some of the faces that made the event deliciously memorable. From left to right—Valentina from Eastside Food Bites giving me a peep of her stash, Jessica from The Rogers Group scoping out the spread with a friend, and Nguyen from Starry Kitchen with Lizzy from Lizzy Shaw PR in great spirits.
A really adorable family enjoying their baked good purchases on a nearby bench.
From left to right—Noms, Not Bombs‘ lovely pup Mona waiting patiently for her owner to finish up her shift, Pam from Rants & Craves with her smiley son, and Elisa of Design Nomad happily noshing on one of The Astronomer’s pumpkin cheesecake crumble squares.
Three gals from UCLA chomping on some sweets while waiting for the bus. Some USC alums attended the event earlier in the day. Luckily, they didn’t run into each other and gang warfare was avoided. Whew!
From left to right—Phil from My Life as a Foodie making a big sale, customer of the day Bex from Tiki Chick, and me hugging it out with The Astronomer.
The best part of the Eat My Blog committee’s day? Counting the loot at the very end.
Eat My Blog would not have been possible without the support and generous contributions of many people and organizations. Please show these vendors some love on our behalf. Check out the complete set of photos from the event on Flickr and I’ll see you at the next bake sale!