And it is great to talk about food, we do at church as well, and also at most places I go to. Everybody I've ever met likes food. and if we want to talk about it here in the general discussion forum, why not?
Selling the cakes and raising money for kids Christmas gifts is a noble and good thing to do. Our church does Thanksgiving baskets for families in need in both our church and the community. We have a sign up sheet so people can bring in particular food packaged items (turkeys, canned goods, dinner rolls, pies, etc) and then those items are put into a big box for each family (and they all get the same amount of items). At Christmas our church does Christmas boxes for families in need both in church and the community. A local grocery store donates all of the food items and there is a family in town that buys and donates the gifts for the kids. Volunteers from church then drop the Christmas boxes off to the families (the pastor and deacons drop off the boxes to the families from church, and those that volunteer drop off the boxes to the families in the community. This is done with the Thanksgiving baskets as well so that families in need in the church can ask for help without feeling like there would be any church members looking down on them).
If you want any other recipes, let me know as I love to cook a variety of items. I can send the recipes in a Private message as well so people don't think we're becoming a cooking forum. LOL