By now, you've probably heard about the National Bake Sale for Japan, spearheaded by Samin Nosrat of Ciao Samin
. It first started out just on the West Coast, but thanks to amazing volunteers and sponsors, bake sales have been popping up all over the country in just a few days!
It all started last Wednesday night, when I started seeing tweets pop up about a bake sale going on - I knew there was an online sale, but I was really interested in the in-person sale... so, I emailed Samin just to find out if anyone had started anything for NYC and the next thing I know, she sends me all of the info to start organizing the sale! Umm...what?! My pulse started racing, and that night, I couldn't sleep. It's one thing to plan bridal showers and weddings for my friends, but a city-wide bake sale?
The next morning, I frantically sent out tweets to a bunch of NYC-based Foodbuzz friends and thankfully, the response was overwhelming! So, if you noticed things being a little quiet (besides the fact that my posts have been "silent") around here at sweets by sillianah, now you know that it's because I have found myself busy coordinating the NYC Bake Sale for Japan
with fellow Foodbuzzers, Celia, of Cookbook Archaeology
and Sarah, of Fritos & Foie Gras
Currently, we have close to 50 volunteers - and some of them are these amazing food bloggers...thank you all for donating your talent, time and efforts to help put this event together, for a worthy cause.
We are also getting donations from local bakeries, and can I just say that I am super-stoked that Brooklyn's BAKED
is one of them? Yes, Baked, of the famous cookbooks
that we all own and bake from? I think I may just have to buy all of their goods myself...