Your products are delivered at 0°F. They can be out of a freezer for approximately 2-3 hours depending on the room temperature. If you need additional time, bring a cooler to your delivery.
Yes! We now offer an Online Store for all groups. Your group can share a link to your Online Store through email, text, and social media platforms. Friends and family can pick the student they want to support and purchase products with a credit card and other forms of digital payment.
By offering Butter Braid pastry dough and Wooden Spoon cookie dough exclusively through fundraising, superior quality is maintained and each customer is guaranteed a fresh product. Creating a High Demand with Limited Availability increases the profits of your fundraiser.
Shelf life is 12 months from the date on the package. Because Butter Braid pastry dough contains yeast, the product may not rise as well beyond this time frame. Although customers have told us their Butter Braid pastry raised and baked perfectly beyond the shelf life, we don’t recommend this approach!
Each Butter Braid pastry (including icing packet) is 22 ounces. It will have no less than 11 “braids” or “fingers”. If you slice along the braid, it will serve 11 or more people. Warning: Most people will want more!
Most groups sell for a period that covers at least 2 weeks. Turnaround for delivery is typically 2 weeks. Start to Finish is usually 5 weeks.
We sort and label your order by seller for Free! We will unload your order and line up your boxes alphabetically. We suggest making a copy of each seller’s order form and returning their order form to them. Simply point each seller to their box and remind them to return their items to a freezer within 2-3 hours.
Delivery is Free for groups who sell 100 or more items. Cost of delivery for groups who sell less than 100 items is $35.
You receive your group profit and amount due when the seller turns in their order form and money. Online Sales are held in a secure account until delivery. One check made payable to Carolina Cares Fundraising is due at delivery. If, roughly 60% of your sales are from Online Orders, it is likely we will owe you a check for your group profit! We will bring your check to delivery.
The products are delivered frozen and will stay that way for 2-3 hours after delivery depending on the weather.
By offering our products exclusively through fundraising, we're able to maintain superior quality and each customer is assured a fresh product. Limited availability is also important for driving demand for our fundraising groups.
We will arrive in our own delivery vehicle on the date and time selected. We will unload the products and sort them by seller. Please have tables and a few volunteers ready to help when we arrive.
Most groups sell for two weeks. We will deliver your product roughly two weeks after your order is submitted. Your entire sale can be wrapped up within a month! In slower times of the year we can even do it even quicker as our delivery schedule is more flexible.
We suggest that you collect payment when your customer places their order. This way you have all the money collected in advance and you won’t be stuck with any product that is not paid for.
We encourage all groups to sell at least 150 items. If your group sells fewer than 150 items, your delivery date may be delayed as we will try to deliver when we are in your area.
Payment is due at the time of delivery.
Please have one check made out to Success N Fundraising for our portion of the sale.
Due to the fact that our products are frozen and must be shipped with dry ice, the shipping costs soon eat up your profit.
We would encourage your relatives that are coming from out of state that have ordered from you to bring a cooler, buy a little dry ice and take it back with them. The product will stay cold for several days provided you tape it shut and cover with a blanket. Butter Braid® pastries must be kept at 0 degrees or below so regular ice does not work.
Orders can be submitted through our secure online portal. You will receive a unique link that is specific to your fundraiser. We also offer offline order tabulators if necessary.
Visit the braided pastries or the pastry rolls section to find the information you are looking for. Once there, click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the allergen notice under the ingredients list.
Generally speaking, Butter Braid products do contain Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat. Butter Braid braided pastries do not contain and are not made with peanuts, tree nuts, or any other kind of nuts; however, we do manufacture a different line of products with nuts on the same manufacturing equipment.
Our Maple Walnut Butter Braid pastry rolls are the only Butter Braid product that contain nuts.
Specific ingredients vary depending on which flavor of cookie dough you are referring to. Any major food allergens contained in Wooden Spoon products can be found on the back of each package in the allergen notice under the ingredients list, and are also listed in the allergen notice under the ingredients list on our website.
Visit the cookie dough section to find the information you are looking for.
Generally speaking, Wooden Spoon products do contain Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat.
All other flavors of Wooden Spoon cookie dough do not contain and are not made with peanuts, tree nuts, or any other kind of nuts; however, there are products with nuts made on the same manufacturing equipment.
These are specific to each product and/or flavor. Each product ingredient list and nutrition fact panel can be found on the back of the product package as well as in the nutrition and ingredients sections on our website.
Visit the braided pastries, pastry rolls, or cookie dough section to find the information you are looking for. Click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the nutrition facts and ingredients list.
At this time, Butter Braid products are not sold in stores. Due to product mishandling while in store freezers, many consumers were let down when our product did not perform as expected. It was then that we decided to focus on our other market - fundraising.
In the fundraising market, we are able to maintain a greater degree of product quality through trained and qualified Butter Braid dealers, giving you a much better experience with our products. This also allows us to fulfill our mission of "helping others help themselves" by helping groups across the nation run successful, quality fundraisers by exclusively providing fundraising groups with outstanding products for over 15 years.
Butter Braid products have not been available in stores since 2002. As you may have seen, there are a few bread- and pastry-based imitations in stores and even in the fundraising market, but none have been successful in achieving our standards of quality in appearance, taste, reputation or service. We urge you to experience the Butter Braid difference for yourself!
Please visit the how to get more section on our product website for detailed information.
Please keep products frozen at all times until you are ready to use them. We recommend storage in a chest freezer at 0° F or below for optimal product longevity.
It is best to keep Wooden Spoon products frozen until you are ready to use them. We recommend storage in a chest freezer at 0° F or below for optimal product longevity. However, you may store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks if you will be using them within the 2 week time period.
Butter Braid products are delivered frozen to fundraising groups. They will stay frozen for approximately 1-2 hours after delivery depending on temperature and other circumstances. Once the product starts to get soft, it must be put back into a freezer. If the Butter Braid product has started the rising process, (you will notice this if it starts to expand) it cannot be refrozen without affecting the performance of the product. There are no food safety issues if the product is re-frozen during the rising process; however, being a yeast-based product it will most likely not perform as expected when you go to prepare it.
Wooden Spoon product shelf life is 1 year from date of manufacture when kept at 0° F or below. We recommend that you use your Wooden Spoon products within 6 weeks of receiving it for best product performance.
Butter Braid product shelf life is 6 months from date of manufacture when kept at 0° F or below. We do recommend that you use your Butter Braid products within 6 weeks of receiving it for best product performance.
If product is not used within the 6 month period, product performance may suffer due to aging of yeast. At this time there are no food safety concerns, just product performance concerns. Although we have had many consumers call and let us know how wonderfully their 1 or even 3 year old product performed, looked and tasted, we do not recommend this approach.
Please visit the cookie dough baking & handling page.
We recommend sharing! A braided pastry (with filling and icing) is 22 oz. in size or 1 lb 6 oz. The recommended serving size is a 2 oz. slice. Your braided pastry should serve eleven, each with a 2 oz. slice.
Each package of Wooden Spoon cookie dough contains 40, 1 oz. servings which is the same as 40, 1 oz. cookies when baked.
An average sized braided pastry after rising will be approximately 5 in. wide by 2.5 in. tall by 13 in. long. We have seen many larger than this and some smaller. It is highly dependent on the freezer storage conditions, room temperature in which the pastry is rising, etc. We recommend a room temperature of 70° F.
A frozen braided pastry, on average, is approximately 2 in. wide by 1 in. tall by 9.5 in. long. So, the size of your braided pastry will more than double in width and height at the end of the raising process!
Don't try for a world record here and let your pastry raise for too long! After a certain point in the raising process the yeast becomes so expanded that it will "fall" much like a rubber band that can no longer stretch. If that happens, it's nothing to worry about, you'll just have a flatter pastry than normal.
Generally, this isn't something most people have to worry about since they disappear rather quickly! However, in the case that you have some left over you may store them covered at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
No, your cookie dough will round while baking. As the temperature heats up, the dough will start to spread like other cookies.
If you were surprised to see the purple icing of our blueberry pastry rolls or the orange icing of our orange rolls, there is nothing to worry about! The icings and glazes of all our rolls are specially made and flavored to add an even more unique experience to each bite of your roll. Instead of using one common icing, we made the choice to go above and beyond
If you have further Wooden Spoon product questions, please visit the Wooden Spoon website at woodenspooncookies.com/.