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 http://www.greatamericanbakesale.org. 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 http://www.strength.org. 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 mallofamerica.com About Sandra Lee Sandra Lee is an internationally-acclaimed home, life and style expert who is a New York Times and Amazon.com 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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