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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Salty and Delicious: It's a Bacon Bake Sale!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:19 PM

click to enlarge THE ONLY VEGETARIAN OFFERING: PEACH CUPCAKES WITH GUMMY EGGS AND BACON.
  • The only vegetarian offering: Peach cupcakes with gummy eggs and bacon.
The usually businesslike lobby of the building on Second Street that houses CBS Interactive (yes, that CBS) looked like the lawn of a suburban elementary school this afternoon. Folding tables strewn with carefully labeled homemade baked goods were set up on the polished floors, not far from the modernish cube-shaped furniture. Behind the tables, a flat-screen TV showed, bizarrely, a rotating slide show of soothing images: kitties, flowers, etc. But the kitties and cube-couches were easily overpowered by the pervasive smell of bacon.

Every year a group of CBS Interactive employees hold a bake-off to raise funds for a nonprofit and to foster friendly competition between co-workers. This year's beneficiary was Habitat for Humanity. And for the first time ever, the bake sale had a theme. Everything up for grabs today was made with either bacon or faux-bacon.

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 Chocolate-bacon cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting. The pig had no comment.
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These maple bacon bites oozed with creamy filling.
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Tiny apple-bacon crumble cakes were selling like, uh, hot cakes.
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Not all the wares were traditional baked goods. One person brought bacon-caramel apples, while another had whipped up bacon brittle.

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