Baking up a whole bunch of holiday cheer

Question: How do you collect hundreds of toys for kids in need this holiday?

Answer: Entice donations with the tastiest bunch of pies, cookies and other homemade treats an agency could ever imagine. Thanks to all our generous bakers. Your time, talent and top-secret recipes will help bring many smiles this holiday. And thanks to everyone who brought in toys and donations.

And while we were all winners, here are the sweet treats with the most votes.

First place

Laura Long. Guinness Molasses Ginger Cake.

Second place: (We have a tie)

Stephanie Shubat. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.

Alex Valinsky. Cardamom Snickerdoodles.

To deliver even more joy this holiday, make a donation at Toys For Tots.