This past Saturday, local food bloggers and the top culinary talents in Los Angeles descended upon Coolhaus in Pasadena for the ultimate bake sale: Eat My Blog.
While we were setting up the display with a seemingly endless bounty of sweet and savory treats, a line was already forming outside on East Colorado Boulevard.
The line continued to stretch down the block for the duration of the bake sale, with most of the stock running out within two hours.
We didn’t let anyone in until precisely 10 AM. These folks waited patiently until all systems were a go!
With 30 baking bloggers and 40 restaurants on board, we greeted the enthusiastic crowd with tables filled to the brim with cupcakes, cookies, and confections, ultimately raising more than $5,500 for the Philippine Red Cross during the three hour sale.
Here are some of the edible highlights that made Eat My Blog an incredible success…
Clockwise from top left—walnut sea salt caramels from Diana Takes a Bite, bacon caramel popcorn from ChowBalla, cream cheese pumpkin bars from Animal / Son of a Gun, and ube cupcakes from Let Me Eat Cake
Clockwise from top left—macaron ice cream sandwiches from Tina Dai, hazelnut brown butter torte with bittersweet chocolate from Tenny Tatusian, green tea Yoda cookies from Just Jenn Recipes, and mini chocolate cinnamon bundt cake from The Food Librarian.
Clockwise from top left—amaretti con pignoli (pine nut cookies) from SauceLA, Arkansas black apple hand pies from Good Girl Dinette, Thanksgiving sugar cookies from The Village Bakery and Cafe, and malted cookie tarts from Nosh With Me.
Clockwise from top left—pumpkin bars from Chef Brian Huskey, salted caramel Rice Krispies from Coffee Commissary, malted milk chocolate chip cookies from Rene Lynch, and assorted doughnuts from The Donut Snob.
Clockwise from top left—bourbon fig mini bundt cakes from Michelle Ahn, salted caramel gingersnap sandwiches from Sarah Bearclaw, salted peanut butter cookies from Cooks County, and pumpkin gruyere gougeres with pancetta from The Catty Critic.
Clockwise from top left—assorted jams and preserves from Mother Moo Creamery, ginger-molasses cookies with candied persimmon from Julie’s Kitchen, hot dog in a waffle on a stick from Night + Market, and polvorones from Chef Ria Dolly.
Fifty square feet (and then some!) of pure deliciousness.
Thanks for eating our blogs. Until next time…
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