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Bake sales are a cake-maker's dream but it's often hard to ensure you make more money than you spend on ingredients. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have taken part in their fair share of bake sales in their time so we asked for their best piece of advice.
Mary says: 'Ingredients cost a lot of money, so it's no good making a big cake to sell at fetes because people have no idea about the cost of the ingredients. Remember to do inexpensive things for fetes - fresh scones, drop scones - because of the cost. The whole thing is about making money for the school, church or charity so just do inexpensive things that will sell well.
'Make a big cake for a raffle only, if things are big you hardly ever get your money back from sales. If you take a plate and put 4 cupcakes on it, wrapped beautifully with a bow on top, you'll get much more money for it. So wrap things, present things nicely - it's got to look smart and tempting. And don't over decorate!'
Paul says: 'It's all about presentation as Mary said. I would get square box with a clear film on top and just put a piece of silicone or something in the bottom of it, pop 4 cupcakes or 4 slices of something in and sell them as a packet - people are far more likely to take that and pop it in their bag than having something individual that could go in a bag and ruin the top. So in a box, secure, and then they can take them home and eat them straight away. You can get the boxes from Lakeland or a lot of supermarkets.'