Running Rarebits Fundraiser Brings World Record to Kitchener-Waterloo

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16 2014 – On Saturday May 31, Kitchener-Waterloo became the new home to a world record title.

Local community running club The Running Rarebits executed the World’s Biggest Bake Sale, selling 14,534 baked goods in an 8 hour period and raising over $14,350 for charity.

Thank You!

Monday, June 02, 2014

The World's Biggest Bake Sale doesn't run itself.

Thank you to everyone who baked, wrapped or bought treats to make this day a success - we couldn't have done it without you!

Special thanks go out to our corporate sponsors. Your donations kept us looking great and running smoothly! Be sure to check them out here and support their businesses.

To our Sweet Bakers and Sweet Bakeries: Your treats were delicious. Your amazing baking skills are second to none!

The World's Biggest Bake Sale

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fairs, Firemen and Treats! OH MY!

The World’s Biggest Bake Sale is only 2 days away! That’s right, in a mere 48 hours we’ll be bringing a world record to Kitchener-Waterloo with the help of great friends and a great community.

Big Thanks To Our Sponsors

Please support these great local businesses!

Thank our sponsors by supporting their organizations. They make our community a better place!



The Mark Maurer Team

The Boardwalk at Ira Needles



Redpath Sugar
Bre Creative
Sprott Law Firm
Crankworks Creative


Crosby Auto Group
Byma's Tire and Auto Service Centre
Frog Box
Brick Works Academy


Real Canadian SuperStore
Owers Chiropractic
Apollo Irrigation
Hallman Printing and Business Forms
M&T Printing
Westmount Signs
DNA Silk Screening
Boston Pizza
Dairy Queen
Bulk Barn
Pita Pit

Get your company involved in the World's Biggest Bake Sale. Contact us at to find out more.

Trendy Treat: Dulce De Leche

Monday, May 26, 2014

Also known as Dulce De Leche, this South American confection preparation translated means "candy of milk" and is prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk.

The French version is known as Confiture De Lait. The Norweigans also have a commercially available spread but is less sweet.

Sweet Baker Interview With Troy Edgcumbe

Friday, May 23, 2014

We joined Sweet Baker Troy with his son Logan one afternoon and asked him some questions about being a Bake For Good Baker!

Troy was The World's Biggest Bake Sale's only male baker last year! "I find baking very relaxing but also a great creative outlet. Wherever I go I take the latest receipe I've been working with, and I have to tell you - you'll always be greeted with a smile when you show up at somebody's door with baked goods." - said Troy during our interview.

We Want You To Be A Sweet Brownie Baker!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The World's Biggest Bake Sale is only 10 days away and we want you to be a Sweet Brownie Baker!

Sweet bakers are the icing on our cupcake. The chocolate in our brownies. The sugar to our spice. They make this whole bake sale possible by donating their time and baking skills to help bring a world record to the KW community.

The World's Biggest Bake Sale is back.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The World's Biggest Bake Sale returns on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Bigger. Better. Bake sale-ier.

On Saturday, May 31, The Running Rarebits are back with a second attempt at breaking the world’s biggest bake sale record. Hosted by The Boardwalk on Ira Needles, the Rarebits aim to sell over 15,000 baked goods in 8 hours.

Bake For Good Sweet Baker Leigh

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another overcast day! Not #Sweet at all!

What's this? A knock on Vince's door? It's his neighbour and Bake For Good Sweet Baker Leigh! She's trying out her heart shaped raspberry Rice Krispy treats and spreading some Bake For Good sunshine around the neighbourhood!

Setting a world record? Prove it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

To bring the Guinness World Record for the Most Baked Goods Sold in an 8 Hour Period to Kitchener/Waterloo, we have to sell a lot of baked goods.

The current world record was set in New York City at Grand Central Station in May of 2013 and stands at 13,085 items sold.

What Does 100 Cookies Look Like?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thinking about being a baker but frightened by the thought of making 100 (8 1/2 dozen) cookies / brownies / cupcakes?

Concerned about the cost or time it would take to produce about 8 dozen treats?

Sweet Baker Interview With Darlene Kuntz

Friday, May 16, 2014

We joined Sweet Baker Darlene in her kitchen one morning and asked her some questions about being a Bake For Good Baker!

Darlene's interest in the World's Biggest Bake Sale started last year when she attended the sale. "What a great community event, and whether I'm a baker, or a treat purchaser, I'm still helping dozens of charities and possibly bringing a World Record to my town." - said Darlene during our interview.

Sponsor Shoutout: They're So Sweet!

Friday, May 16, 2014

This week we're thanking some sponsors who are donating their time and creative skills to the world's largest bake sale.

Steve and Cory from Apollo Irrigation Inc will be delivering precious treat cargo from bakeries around the Waterloo Region to the Biggest Bake Sale's doorstep. If you see the Apollo van picking up deliveries around the clock on Friday, May 30th, make sure you give them a smile, a wave or a honk!

Bake For Good – Sweet Bakers Make a Difference

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why should you be a Sweet Baker for the World’s Biggest Bake Sale?

  1. You get to be part of a world record breaking charity event.
  2. Your efforts = direct support for local charities and organizations.

Sweet Bakeries Join the World’s Biggest Bake Sale!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

With just under three weeks until the World’s Biggest Bake Sale, we’re working hard to bring you the best treats Kitchener-Waterloo has to offer.

That’s right! We’re teaming up with a whopping 20 professional bakeries who are whipping up the most delicious treats we can imagine.

Trendy Treats: Cake Pops at Biggest Bake Sale

Monday, May 12, 2014

Also known as Cake Balls or Cakesickles, these treats have been sweeping the baking world by storm since they started appearing out of popular baking kitchens and shows back in 2010.

A Cake Pop is essentially baked cake that is broken up into pieces, then assembled back into balls. They are then coated in icing or chocolate and often mounted on a stick for enjoyment without getting sticky hands. This is also an important part of getting it's delicious chocolate shell.

Bake For Good This Weekend with Mom

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Looking for a Mother's Day gift idea?

Step in to the kitchen and whip up something tasty for Mother's Day. Or better yet, spend some quality time with mom baking together!

Sponsor Shoutout: They're So SWEET!

Friday, May 09, 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to our newest Biggest Bake Sale Sponsors:

Trendy Treat: Whoopie Pies

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Originally called a black moon, a bob or BFO for Big Fat Oreo this is one baked good that can fall into several baked good classifications seeing as it can be considered a cookie, a pie or a cake!

This sweet treat is made from two round pieces of chocolate or gingerbread cake has a delicious frosty filling in the middle. The origin is thought to be from the Pennsylvania Amish who would bake a treat they called a "Hucklebuck" and put them in the farmer's lunch boxes. It is believed that the original "Hucklebucks" were created from cake batter leftovers!

Face painting, balloons, treats and more at the World's Biggest Bake Sale!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

We're so excited to announce that we're joining forces with Bre Creative as part of the World's Biggest Bake Sale extravaganza!

Known for her amazing artistic abilities and expert balloon manipulation skills, Bre will be entertaining bake sale patrons with face painting and balloon twisting displays.

Upcoming Interview with Sweet Baker Darlene, Baking For Good

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Sweet Baker, Darlene Kuntz talks about being a part of the World's Biggest Bake Sale during May Bake For Good month

We sat down with World's Biggest Bake Sale baker Darlene, who talked to us about why she's helping out with this great event where all proceeds from our bakers goods to charity. During the interview darlene warms up as a Bake For Good Sweet Baker by making some Chocolate Macaroon Cookies!

Vince's Favourite: Mustache Shaped Sugar Cookies

Monday, May 05, 2014

It was a dull and gloomy day when SWEET Baker Karen Wynne brought Vince Bertolucci some mustache shaped cookies.

"I was a little down in the dumps. It's been a cold spring here in KW, we've had a lot of grey days and my hair was real flat on that particular day", says Vince, "Then Karen showed up with these cookies she made - they were in the shape of mustaches! Can you believe it? I was smiling ear to ear cause I have a mustache... and the cookies were shaped like a mustache!"

Sponsor Shoutout: They're So Sweet!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to our newest Biggest Bake Sale Sponsors:

Anatomy Of A Record Setting Bake Sale Cookie

Friday, May 02, 2014

What goes into a World Record setting bake sale cookie?

We talked to our in house baked goods scientist and asked him what goes into a World Record setting cookie! Surprisingly, more than just chocolate chips and flour!

The Mark Maurer Team Joins WBBS as Cake Level Sponsor

Thursday, May 01, 2014

It's a sweet day for all World's Biggest Bake Sale patrons:

The Mark Maurer Team is joining the bake sale team as our final Cake level corporate partner.

Let's Get Social!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here at the World’s Biggest Bake Sale we’ve been busy getting social.

We’ve got all the info you need to know about the world’s largest bake sale on our Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Join the Running Rarebits on Sunday May 4th in The Downtown Mudpuppy Chase

Monday, April 28, 2014

The World's Biggest Bake Sale is organized by The Running Rarebits - a community driven running group

Want to meet or run with The Running Rarebits this weekend? On Sunday May 4th The Running Rarebits are running The Downtown Mudpuppy Chase, a 3K, 5K and 10K race with proceeds going to Rotary supported charities and organizations. This super fun race starts at Kitchener City Hall, goes up King street and loops around back to Kitchener City Hall so your friends and family can cheer you on as you cross the finish line!

Sponsor Shoutout: They're So SWEET!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to our newest Biggest Bake Sale Sponsors:

Bake Profile: Jana Strittmatter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How did you get involved with the bake sale?

My good friend Maria wanted a way to raise money for our community and came up with the idea, so I heard about it from the early days and wanted to support her and her fundraising effort. And I love making cupcakes!

Sponsor Shoutout: The Boardwalk at Ira Needles Secures Cake Level Sponsorship

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Biggest Bake Sale is pleased to have the Boardwalk at Ira Needles as our corporate partner again this year

We’re super excited that our biggest sponsor is back for a second year running. Many, many thank yous to The Boardwalk at Ira Needles for their continued support and enthusiasm as we raise money for a great cause and break a world record!

The Carnival Joins The World's Biggest Bake Sale at The Boardwalk at Ira Needles

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The World's Biggest Bake Sale just got better.

We're joining forces with The Carnival at The Boardwalk to make our bake sale the awesomest, bestest, largest bake sale ever!

Sponsor Shoutouts - They're So Sweet!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just days after launching our sponsorship campaign, the World's Biggest Bake Sale has received two generous cookie-level sponsorships. Thank you to Dr. Karl Bruff and The Great Canadian Superstore on Highland and Fischer-Hallman for their generous donations. They help cover the cost of running the World's Biggest Bake Sale so that 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity.

Become A Biggest Bake Sale Baker!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We're Looking For A Few Good Bakers!

Do you like to bake? Do you want to be part of a sweet group of bakers who will have their baking talents recognized for a World Record setting charity event?

The World’s Biggest Bake Sale is looking for sponsors!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Running the World’s Biggest Bake Sale takes dough.

We need your help to make sure 100% of our proceeds go directly to Kitchener Grand-River Rotary supported charities and local organizations.

Event day poster available for download.

Monday, April 14, 2014

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