A fundraiser used by small non-profit and community groups, in which baked goods such as cookies, cake, rice krispie treats and banana bread are sold to passersby in a public place.

In the good old days, bake sales featured homemade brownies, cookies, and so on, which were donated by members of the group. Modern bake sales tend to include homemade goodies among store-bought items including bagels and cream cheese, Entenmann's doughnuts, and Pepperidge Farm's Milano cookies.