Last year was the kick off to Bake A Difference. Now

WHAT’S IN STORE LANGLEY: Baking A Difference, where giving to charity has never tasted this good

In an excerpt from this week's What's In Store column, Roxanne Hooper tells us about an upcoming fundraiser sure to speak to dessert lovers.

I’m not much of a baker, but I definitely appreciate baked goods.

What I admire even more, though, is the efforts of the Duolynx Design & Print team in Walnut Grove, and what they’re doing today (Thursday, Sept. 15) to fundraise for AIDS.

They’re hosting the second annual Bake A Difference event with money specifically earmarked to the AIDS Walk in Vancouver.

A number of folks, including some local personalities, bake “spectacular” desserts that are then auctioned off on Duolynx’s Facebook – on the hour – throughout the day.

That includes two dozen butter tarts coming from Rich Coleman, five dozen flower shaped stuffed Thai dumplings coming from chef Parinya Loptson at Ban Chok Dee, chef Angie Quaale – owner of Well Seasoned – is offering up her bacon chocolate chunk cookies, and Vancouver radio personality Jennifer Thompson puts her “famous” cheesecake on the block – to name a few, said organizer Katy Mayrs.

Otter-Coop has donated one fresh baked pie a week for a year, JD Turkey Farms has donated a dozen four-inch turkey pot pies, and Adrian Beaty – formerly of Seasonal 56 – is creating a lard crusted apple pie.

Last year they raised $4,000 with Bake A Difference, and they’re hoping to top that, this time around.

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So, how does it work?

If you want to bid online, then keep connected to their Facebook throughout the day (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

The ‘baking wars’ are fun and winning bidders get the treats and the satisfaction of knowing they’re helping a good cause.

But if you’re not on Facebook (and I know there are a few of you out there), no problem.

They’re also holding a gigantic bake sale in store on that day, with all sorts of cakes, pies, eclairs, cinnamon buns, cookies, cheesecakes, etc. for sale on the spot.t

As Mayrs says, “Giving to charity never tasted so good.”

Any still interested in helping out, donating to the auction, or giving in some other way, can email Kerri or Katy at duolynx@telus.net.

I’m definitely hoping to be taking home on a few of these tasty morsels today.

• Click here to see more photos from last year’s event

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