Share Our Strength(R), Mall of America(R), Food Network Stars Sandra Lee and Duff Goldman Host World's Largest Bake Sale

Event Part of Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale Campaign to

End Childhood Hunger Aims to Set World Record for Largest Cupcake

Mar 18, 2008, 01:00 ET from Share Our Strength

    WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Share Our Strength(R),
 a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up
 hungry, will host the World's Largest Bake Sale at Mall of America(R) in
 Bloomington, MN on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Sandra Lee, star of
 Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and Duff Goldman star of Ace of Cakes
 on Food Network will make appearances.
     The World's Largest Bake Sale will feature recipes from Sandra Lee, and
 Food Network stars Nigella Lawson, Paula Deen, Ellie Krieger, Robin Miller,
 Ingrid Hoffman and Pat and Gina Neely. Lee will be on site to meet and
 greet fans during her book signings. Goldman will attempt to set the
 Guinness Book of World of Records for the World's Largest Cupcake, which
 will be featured in an upcoming episode of his show, Ace of Cakes. A
 representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be on site to
 declare the cupcake as the world's largest.
     "What better way to fight hunger than a cupcake the size of a Shetland
 Pony? We're really excited to be a part of this event for Great American
 Bake Sale," said Goldman.
     The World's Largest Bake Sale is a kick-off event for Share Our
 Strength's Great American Bake Sale, a national campaign that mobilizes
 Americans to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their
 communities. Running through June, the campaign has already engaged more
 than 1 million people in the last four years, raising nearly $4 million to
 fight childhood hunger in America. More than 12 million children are at
 risk of hunger in America, meaning they do not have a reliable source of
 food on a regular basis.
     "As someone who grew up with hunger, I am proud to be part of this
 event that will help children in the Minneapolis community as well as raise
 awareness of the issue of hunger nationally," said Lee.
     Since 1998, Share Our Strength has made investments to over 21
 organizations in Minneapolis and to more than 1,000 organizations across
 America and worldwide to fight childhood hunger. In Minnesota, more than
 132,000 children are at risk of hunger. Funds raised from the World's
 Largest Bake Sale will be given back to the Minneapolis community to fund
 organizations fighting childhood hunger.
     Supporting the execution of the World's Largest Bake Sale include
 Domino(R) Sugar and C&H(R) Sugar, King Arthur Flour and Reynolds, who are
 supplying sugar, flour and packaging respectively, and The International
 Culinary School at The Art Institutes Minnesota who will bake all the baked
 goods sold.
     For more information on the World's Largest Bake Sale and Share Our
 Strength's Great American Bake Sale campaign, please visit
     About Share Our Strength
     Share Our Strength(R) is a national organization working to make sure
 no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community
 groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger,
 and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We
 work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs
 like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation(R), Share Our Strength's
 Great American Bake Sale(R), Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit(R),
 Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out(TM), and Share Our Strength's
 Operation Frontline(R). For more information, please visit
     About Mall of America
     Mall of America is the nation's largest retail and entertainment
 complex. The 4.2 million square foot complex is home to more than 520
 world-class shops; the nation's largest indoor family amusement park;
 Underwater Adventures(R) Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-though
 aquarium; a 14-screen movie theater and more. The Mall opened in August of
 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown
 Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information visit
     About Sandra Lee
     Sandra Lee is an internationally-acclaimed home, life and style expert
 who is a New York Times and best-selling author. With 13 books
 to her credit, she is the host of a top-rated TV show, Semi-Homemade
 Cooking with Sandra Lee, on the Food Network. Sandra is set to release four
 new books in 2008 beginning with Semi-Homemade Grilling 2 in spring 2008.
 Semi-Homemade Cooking airs twelve times per week on the Food Network:
 Monday - Friday at 12:30pm and 4pm ET/PT, Saturday at 10am ET/PT and Sunday
 at 12pm ET/PT.
     About Duff Goldman
     Chef Duff has been cooking since the age of four, when his Mom caught
 him in the kitchen watching Chef Tell and swinging around a meat cleaver.
 Duff himself studied at the Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. and was at
 one time a graffiti artist of some notoriety. In addition to owning and
 operating Charm City Cakes, Duff is also a sculptor, artist, and musician-
 he plays bass in the indie instrumental band "so I had to..." and is an all
 around good guy with the cleanest hands in town. Duff and his Charm City
 Cakes staff star in the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes airing Tuesdays
 at 10pm ET/PT and Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 pm ET/PT.

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