The Buzz Bake Sale, Created in Five Steps by the Rockin' Baker

​​There is something inherently cute and enjoyable about bake sales that makes them attractive to just about everyone. Who could be against a couple of people at a fold-out table slingin' homemade cookies and the like to benefit their cause? Not us at County Grind. However, as much as we dig on the standard bake sales, there is one coming up that really has our mouths watering: The Buzz Bake Sale. It's the one bake sale that we know of which is more "kick ass" than it is cute. Recently, the lineup gained even more kick with the addition of five local acts, and now Flyleaf and Dirty Heads. 

For those who may be wondering how a bake sale comes to be a "kick ass" event, we did a bit of research. It turns out that there is a guy named Rockin' Baker who whips up occasions of megacoolness right in his kitchen -- while wearing his grandma's old apron, no less! Thanks to some great investigative work on the part of our rock 'n' roll detective squad, we were able to track him down. When we found him, he was way cool and even offered to show us how to make a "Buzz Bake Sale 2010," which is the latest creation out of his "Kick Ass Kitchen."

Buzz Bake Sale 2010

Hey, man, you ready to rock?! This dish'll blow your brains out! The idea for it came to me this summer after I'd snorted a line of confectioners sugar. The steps are real easy. Just follow along. All right!


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
A Day to Remember
Against Me
Hawthorne Heights
Sick Puppies
Paper Tongues
A Silent Film
American Bang
New Politics
Dirty Heads
Leading the Heroes
Fall of Envy
Hollywood Love Scene
Stellar Revival

Step 1: Crank up some tunes.

I don't know about you, but I don't fire up anything, including my oven, until the walls are shakin'!


Step 2: Gather a good-lookin' hand of utensils.

Rockers are just rocks without their instruments. Hey, that was deep! Nice!

Step 3: Hey, man, are your ears ringing?

I don't know if it's the Zeppelin, if the stove is leaking gas, or if the vanilla extract is stronger than I'm used to, but I am buzzin'! Rock on! Buzz Bake Sale, man!

Step 4: Skin the Sick Puppies, cover them in Pepper, set the Paper Tongues on fire, and mash the Dirty Heads into a paste. Taste the paste. Add Pepper and Flyleaf as needed.

Step 5: Set the oven to 103.1 degrees and toss all of the ingredients in. 

No cookie sheet or pan needed. Those things are a bit wimpy. When the oven explodes and 15 bands rock your face off, it's done.

Buzz Bake Sale 15, with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Chevelle, a Day to Remember, Against Me!, Anberlin, Pepper, Hawthorne Heights, Sick Puppies, Switchfoot, Paper Tongues, a Silent Film, American Bang, New Politics, Flyleaf, and Dirty Heads. Saturday, December 4, at 9:30 a.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre. Tickets cost $30 via Live Nation. Visit
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Travis Newbill