Fed up of taking plain fairy cakes to the school bake sale or fete? Why not try these tasty recipes for easy cakes, cookies, buns, muffins and brownies instead?
Planning on baking something for a school fete? Looking for something quick and easy to sell that's going to raise some money for the school? You've come to the right place! From bite-sized bakes to simple cookies, we've got lots of delicious recipes to choose from.
The kids are going to love tucking into cookies, cupcakes covered in Smarties not to mention wanting to win a massive chocolate cake covered in chocolate fingers. We've got lots of ideas to inspire you here.
Click through our ideas for what to bake for a school fete now...Biscuits are great for summer fetes and bake sales. These delicious choc chip cookies are super-simple to make.
goodtoknow user Niamh says, 'I added vanilla essence and red food colouring, also dyed the buttercream icing pink. They were fab - no more store-bought cakes!'
Phil Vickery's Millionaire's shortbread
These Millionaire shortbreads are layer upon layer of goodness. Made with caramel, melted chocolate and buttery shortbread, you could whip up a lot of these bite-sized treats in one go. Pile them high on the table when it comes to serving and make sure you've got tongs to serve, otherwise you'll get rather chocolaty fingers.
Cupcakes are perfect for baking for a school fete, especially when they?re decorated with buttercream and a generous sprinkling of sweets, chocolates or sugar strands. These cupcakes are topped with Smarties. Watch them disappear in seconds.
Whip up these delicious apple flapjacks in no time. Cut into triangles or squares and sell in little cellophane bags - the kids are going to love them! The sweetness of the apple and the softness of the oats work wonders together, you might have to keep some to one side for yourself.
Chocolate fingers cake
If your kids' school is holding a raffle at the school fete we'd recommend making this chocolate covered chocolate cake. It will be the ultimate prize for that lucky winner! Make the day before and cover in cling film before its show time. Store in a cool place to stop the chocolate fingers, and other chocolaty sweets, from melting.
Coloured candy cookies
These coloured candy cookies are quick and easy to make and you can make a lot of them in one go too. Swap the Smarties for other sweet treats like classic chocolate chips, M&M's or even crushed Maltesers. They won't cost you much to make either!
Everyone loves a chocolate brownie and the kids are going to love these too ? even the teachers will want to try some. This is our favourite brownie recipe, which of course you don?t have to serve with freshly whipped cream but is perfect on its own cut into squares.
Orange fairy cakes
We've sneaked in this fairy cake recipe as it's great for allergy sufferers. Plus, you can also make it with plain flour and butter.
Spiced carrot cake squares
These bite-sized squares will be snapped up in no time. With a hint of spice, thanks to the mixed spice powder, these flavour packed mini carrot cakes are really simple to make. Top with a homemade, orange-infused icing and get ready to serve.
Gluten-free coconut cookies
These deliciously crunchy coconut cookies from Woman's Weekly look really impressive but are actually really easy to make.
Vanilla fairy cakes
If you do want to make fairy cakes, make your own frosting to impress!
Cranberry and cinnamon tray bake
goodtoknow user Kelly says, 'Just made this and it turned out really well. The children have eaten half of it hot out the oven already!'
If you're short on time, grab some butter, sugar, honey and cornflakes to rustle up these incredibly easy yet super-tasty sweet treats.
Brighton rock buns
The best thing about this Woman's Weekly recipe is it uses really simple and cheap store-cupboard ingredients.
Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake
Mary Berry's classic lemon drizzle cake recipe is one of our most popular recipes and you'll soon see why! It's cheap, quick and easy and something all your friends and family will love tucking into...
Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle cake
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies.
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