Your cake sale becomes pure profit if all the items have been donated by parents. Make sure your request for donations is noticed, by printing these poems onto stickers to put on paper plates - securing more baked goodies to sell at your event!
Cake stalls are a popular feature at PTA events, or can be run as standalone sales after school to draw in extra funds. Letters sent home might not catch the attention of parents, so how about this tried-and-tested method of sending out a paper plate with a cake poem?
The paper plate is more symbolic, so don't be offended if cakes are handed in without the plate (bulk packets of paper plates can be picked up very cheaply)! Pick a poem, print onto stickers, attach to your plates and send them home to parents. Remember to let us know how you get on - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your cake poems.
Attached to this rhyme is a paper plate
Upon which we would ask you to donate
Cookies, muffins, pies or a cake
Anything that you would like to bake
Your home-baked delights
Will satisfy our plight
And show that you care
About our summer fayre
Pat a cake, pat a cake hear our plea
fill this plate as soon as can be
buy them or bake them, we don't mind
whatever you send us will be very kind!
I am a little plate
as lonely as can be
please won't you bake some cakes
to place upon me.
I am just a little paper plate
and only very small
but fill me up with yummy cakes
and we'll sell them on our stall.