Bake sale competition heats up
The University Union had a “cupcake war” of its own on Oct. 30 when four bake sales took place simultaneously.
On the first floor of the Union, three clubs vied for sales and a fourth took place on the second floor outside of Susquehanna.
Paige Holmes, a member of the club volleyball team said that the group had no idea that there would be so much competition when they signed up for the space by the elevators.
The volleyball team was competing with the Students Helping Honduras club, whose table was adjacent to the University Store, the American Sign Language Club adjacent to Paws and the Unified Greek Council, on the second floor by Susquehanna.
“It’s a little bit weird. There probably should have been more planning as far as when these events are because it’s kind of awkward there’s three clubs [on the first floor],” Sierra Marty, secretary for Students Helping Honduras said.
To stand out, Marty said that the group was stressing that their baked good sales supported a good cause.
“We’re actually helping little kids in Honduras,” Marty said.
The club is raising money to pay for their trips to Honduras in February, where they will be building a school.
Additionally, the club began yelling at passersby’s to gain their business and Marty said that their cupcakes were the cutest.
Mollie Bowling, a member of the club volleyball team, said that they were combating the other clubs by offering cheaper, but still delicious baked goods.
The club volleyball team decided to create a sign and advertise for their sale in different parts of the union to bring customers to their table.
University Union Building Manager Joseph Sabbat said that the University booked multiple bake sales simultaneously due to an increased amount of demand. He said that more student groups needed fundraising, so the University decided to schedule more to allow them all to gain exposure.
Rachel Brown, who was selling baked goods for the American Sign Language Club, said that the competition didn’t bother her.
“I mean all the groups need support for something,” Brown said.