Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

Throwing a bake sale and want to make it fun? You've come to the right place. We're going to show you exactly how you can turn your bake sale into a fun and entertaining day for the whole family which is guarnteed to make you a profit and raise money for your cause...

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale
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Throwing a bake sale and want to make it fun? You've come to the right place. We're going to show you exactly how you can turn your bake sale into a fun and entertaining day for the whole family which is guarnteed to make you a profit and raise money for your cause...

Throwing a bake sale and want to make it fun? You've come to the right place. We're going to show you exactly how you can turn your bake sale into a fun and entertaining day for the whole family - which is guarnteed to make you a profit and raise money for your cause.

From hook the duck to crack the safe, we've got plenty of fun games that you can turn into bake sale classics that are sure to get the money rolling in - the kids are going to love all of them!

For most of these games you could charge between 50p-£1 to enter.

Click through our gallery of the best ways to make your bake sale fun for plenty of ideas...

Matching cards

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This is such a simple game that is great for selling cakes and bakes quickly as you can keep topping up each card over and over again.

You will need: 2 packs of playing cards.

How to play: Lay one pack of cards down on the table face up and pop a cupcake, flapcake or sweet treat onto each card. Get each of your customers to choose a card from your second pack of playing cards keeping them face down. Once they've chosen their card you match it to the ones on the table and whatever baked good it has on top, they win!

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Treasure hunt

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

The kids are going to love this bake sale game, especially if you're throwing it in a school! If you're super organised, you could keep the kids entertained for hours.

You will need: Cards for the clues and a 'treasure' prize. The treasure? A tray of freshly baked cupcakes should do the trick - or shop-bought chocolate coins! You could even theme your cupcakes like these pirate cupcakes and turn into a real treasure hunt.

How to play: Give each group of kids a card that has a clue and get them to work together to find the next clue. You could have a few different cards and lots of different hiding places.

How much to charge: £1

Guess the sweets

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

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Get everyone guessing with this fun bake sale game - adults can join in too! Fill a large jar full of sweeties or chocolate goodies - just make sure you remember to write down exactly how many are in there!

You will need: Sweets and a large jar

How to play: Each person has to write down their name and mobile number/email address saying how many sweets they think are in the jar - the person who guesses correctly will win the whole jar of sweets or an extra special cake for the whole family.

You could announce the winner at the end of the bake sale, this is a great way to keep your customers for longer, or you could contact the winner via text/email and arrange a time and place for them to collect their prize.

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Pop the balloons

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

This is a great game for both kids and adults - but make sure each kid is supervised while playing it.

You will need: 3 darts - slightly blunt or old ones are better - and plenty of balloons.

How to play: Fill each balloon with a piece of paper before blowing it up. On each piece of paper write a number between 1-10. One another sheet of paper, which you will keep, write the numbers 1-10 and match a different bake with each for example the number 2 = flapjacks.

Have a large pin board up against a wall at a far enough distance and attach balloons to the wall - the more the better! Let each player throw 3 darts at the balloons - when they burst one, they win a prize. All you have to do is match the numbers, for example the number 5 = a chocolate brownie slice - it's that easy!

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Crack the safe

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

Hmmm... what's in the safe? This is a great guessing game that will keep your bake sale buyers entertained. Pack your safe full of gift-wrapped baked goodies or one giant cupcake and leave everyone guessing the code.

You will need: A safe and a large prize inside

How to play: Set a code for the safe and let your customers guess the code. The person who gets the code right wins the whole entire contents of the safe!

You can keep on going with the guessing game for hours. Just fill the safe back up again with special sweet treats and set a new code if someone guesses the first time around - the fun is endless with this guessing game!

How much to charge: £1

Ring around the bottles

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

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Toss the hoop over the bottle neck to win - it really is that simple! Great fun for both kids and adults too!

You will need: Round up 10 water bottles and 3 hoops for this game. You can buy mini plastic hoopla rings online or in most kids' stores.

How to play: Each player has to toss a hoop over a bottle to win. Each bottle could have a different coloured top which will match to a different prize or if you want to keep it simple, once the player hoops a bottle they win a sweet goodie!

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Tombola

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

Set up a tombola - it's simple and a great way to sell a lot of bakes in one go!

You will need: Two packs of tickets - or special raffle tickets. One will be the ticket that you give to your customers the other will be folded and added to the tombola - if you don't have a tombola machine you could use a large bin, bag or jar depending on how many people enter.

How to play: Choose 3 prizes - bronze, silver and gold winners and display the prizes on the table for all your players to see. Make sure your gold prize is large and impressive like a giant cupcake or a two-tiered bake.

Spin the tombola round and pick out the winning 3 numbers - whoever has the numbers wins the prizes!

How much to charge: You could charge 50p-£1 per ticket depending on how much each prize costs.

Ball in the jar

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

This is great game for getting your bake sale customers to practise their aim!

You will need: Ping pong balls (extra in case you loose any!) and 3+ jars.

How to play: Set up a group of open top jars at a far enough distance and get each person to throw a ping pong ball into the jar - if it gets into the jar, they win!

You could make it easy and give them 3 balls and 3 jars or you could give them just 1 ball and 3 jars - it's up to you. The more bakes you want to shift, the more balls you'll need to give your players.

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Knock down the tin cans

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

If you're hosting a bake sale in school, they'll be plenty of beanbags in the P.E. department that you might be able to borrow for this game.

You will need: Beanbags and 12 tinned cans

How to play: Stack up some tinned cans and let your customers throw a bean bag to knock them down. If they knock them all down they win a sweet prize - it really is that simple.

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Hook the duck

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

The kids are going to love this game. It's fun, easy to set up and guarantees prizes every time!

You will need: Rubber ducks with hooks attached, a paddling pool, a large wooden stick with a hook on the end and some coloured stickers.

How to play: You could attach the hooks to each rubber duck yourself, otherwise you can buy them already made up in party shops or online. Put a different coloured sticker underneath each duck. When the players hook a duck, they can match the colour with a different cake or bake - you can decide which colours match which bakes, for example green = a slice of rocky road.

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Lucky dip

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

It's all about the luck of the draw - as long as you've got plenty of delicious goodies to win, this game will be a big hit.

You will need: Prizes, card and a lucky dip barrel.

How to play: Fill a large clean bin with sawdust or shredded paper. Laminate some cards with pictures of different cakes and bakes on them for example brownies, cupcakes, flapjacks or sweeties.

Hide the cards in the sawdust or shredded paper and let your customers pick out a card to win. Have a variety of bakes on display so your players can see what they could win if they're lucky!

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Raffle

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

Sell your bakes in a raffle - this is a great way to raise money quickly and easily all in one go.

You will need: Two packs of raffle tickets for this game, one for labelling and one for folding and putting in a basket.

How to play: Label each of your bakes with a raffle ticket - you could raffle boxes of cakes, large cakes, mini ones, tray bakes, chocolate goodie bags - whatever you fancy! Add in some extra tickets that are not on the table too so not everyone wins and hopefully this will encourage them to buy more tickets.

Match the raffle tickets with the tickets on the table - if it matches one then they win that prize - it's that simple!

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Name the teddy bear

Cake games: Fun ideas for your bake sale

This is a great one for the kids - name the teddy bear. Give the teddy bear a name like Alfred, Sophie or whatever tickles your fancy and write it down on a piece of paper and hide the piece of paper away until someone guesses it right.

You will need: A teddy bear and prizes.

How to play: Ask people to guess the name of the teddy bear - if they're right they win a prize. They could win the teddy bear if you want it to be a one off game, or they could win some gift-wrapped cupcakes.

You could be extra organised and bring a few teddy bears, each with a different name, and run a few different competitions at the same time.

How much to charge: 50p-£1

Where to next?

What to make for a bake sale: cheap cakes and how much to sell them for

How to plan a bake sale

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's top baking tips

Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.