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Dealership Spotlight: Foothill Fundraising

Foothill Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® fundraising team 12 years ago. The dealership is famous for the unwavering support they provide to their groups, helping each one from the beginning to the very end of their fundraiser. Which is why groups love to work with them again and again.

Butter Braid® Pastry Ring

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the makers of Butter Braid® pastries have a unique way to dress up your holiday table. This year serve your family and friends a beautiful pastry ring featuring our one and only Butter Braid pastries. It is guaranteed to impress everyone who comes to your home for the holidays.

Using Social Media to Increase Fundraising Success

Social media should play a big role in your fundraising marketing plan. No matter what type of fundraiser you’re running, you can reach more potential customers with social media than other forms of communication.

5 Ways to Increase Teacher Involvement in School Fundraisers

School fundraisers that include teachers as part of their marketing strategy are more likely to succeed than ones that don’t. The people behind the Butter Braid® brand know how important teachers are when it comes to fundraising.

Dealership Spotlight: First Choice Fundraising

First Choice Fundraising is an exclusive dealership that has been selling Butter Braid® pastries for over 15 years. The team at First Choice Fundraising loves the work they do, and they hope to continue helping groups make their dreams happen for decades to come.

Dealership Spotlight: Cajun Fundraising

Cajun Fundraising, owned by Lisa Hollier, joined the Butter Braid® fundraising team just two years ago. In those two years, Lisa has gone above and beyond in helping kids achieve their goals by sharing her love of fundraising. Because no one loves fundraising more than Lisa!

Country Maid Cares 2020 Giving Campaign

Country Maid, Inc has been supporting non-profit organizations for over 25 years. Now, we are furthering our mission of “helping others help themselves” by creating Country Maid Cares, our charitable giving program. Now, we can continue to support local causes.

Dealership Spotlight: Liberty Fundraising

Liberty Fundraising has been “helping others helps themselves” with Butter Braid pastry fundraisers for almost two decades. During this time, the team at Liberty Fundraising has provided unwavering support and optimism to local communities by helping groups reach their goals.

How Kids Benefit from Fundraising

Fundraising provides multiple learning opportunities for the kids who participate; talking with potential customers, handling money, managing orders, and working with others will help kids develop new and important skills that will benefit them in all aspects of life.

Dealership Spotlight: Big Sky Fundraising

Big Sky Fundraising joined the Butter Braid brand in 2017. It is owned by Chris and Joy Skovira. The Skoviras put a lot of heart into their fundraisers because they care so much about the causes and groups they serve, and that extra care is why groups love to work with them.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Butter Braid® Brand

Many of you are loyal Butter Braid® pastry fans. You’ve been following the company since the very beginning, so you know a lot. But there are still some things that maybe even our most dedicated customers don’t know.

Dealership Spotlight: Rite Bite Fundraising

The dealership we’re featuring is one of our largest and has been with the Butter Braid® brand for two decades, but their connection to the brand started long before that. From the very beginning, Rite Bite Fundraising has gone the extra mile to make the groups they serve feel like part of their family.

Turn a Butter Braid® Pastry Box into Craft Storage

Do you need a use for that Butter Braid® pastry box you’ve been keeping around? It’s time to start repurposing them! All it takes is some duct tape and some scissors. Great for the crafty mom, daycare provider, school teacher, or anyone who needs storage for art supplies!

Butter Braid® Pastry Reviews: Stories from Our Customers

We’ve been sharing our products with people for over 25 years. And people are glad we do! Don’t take our word for it. Our customers will tell you themselves; they can’t get enough of Butter Braid products.  Check out this list of Butter Braid pastry customer reviews!

Dealership Spotlight: JMC Fundraising

JMC Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® brand in 2012. It was started by one woman who was just looking for a way to support her family. Now, over a decade later, that woman has not only helped her own family but hundreds of others throughout the Georgia area.

Dealership Spotlight: 1st Class Fundraisers

1st Class Fundraisers is in the spotlight for March. The owners of 1st Class Fundraisers have been working in the fundraising industry for over 30 years, and they use their years of experience to create a variety of profitable fundraisers that are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Fun, Cost-Effective Incentives to Get Kids More Involved in Fundraising

Organizing a fundraiser is not the easiest thing to do. It can be difficult to get children engaged. We’d like to give you some different options to reward your students for fundraising.

Dealership Spotlight: Integrity Fundraising

It’s time for February’s “Dealership Spotlight,” and this month we’ll be introducing you to Integrity Fundraising. Integrity Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® family in 1997. Since then, it has become one of the premier fundraising organization to Colorado communities.

4 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time for Fundraising

There are many reasons why you should be taking advantage of this lull and booking a fundraiser. We here at the Butter Braid® brand have put together a list of 4 reasons why spring is the perfect time for your group to run a fundraiser.

Dealership Spotlight: Freckled Moose Fundraising

We’re kicking off our “Dealership Spotlight” segment with Freckled Moose Fundraising. They have been a part of the Butter Braid® family for about 20 years. During that time, they have helped thousands of groups reach their fundraising goals.

Coming Soon: Dealership Spotlight

We spend a lot of time writing about our fundraising products and the wonderful people who benefit from selling them. Now, we want to introduce you to those who help make it all possible, our family of dealers.

5 Reasons Why Butter Braid Pastries Make the Best Gifts

Do you need help coming up with the perfect gift? Well, the people that make Butter Braid® pastries are here to tell you exactly why you should get your family one of our delicious desserts.

Braided Candy Cane

Brighten up your holiday party with a festive Butter Braid® pastry treat. We’re sharing our holiday masterpiece with you. Roll up your sleeves and get your bake on this Christmas! Make your own candy cane Butter Braid pastry!

New Look, Same Great Taste

The Butter Braid® brand has a new look! We’ve updated our logo, typeface, colors, packaging, marketing materials, and even created a new tagline.

Bavarian Crème is Back!

Customers have begged us to bring it back; they’ve pleaded for its return. Well, this season, their pleas have been answered. The Bavarian Crème Butter Braid® pastry is making a comeback this fall!

Cinnamon Pastry Roll is Back!

The Butter Braid® brand has some exciting news for the 2019 fall fundraising season. The Cinnamon Pastry Roll is returning to the product line up!

Cream Cheese Jalapeño Bread

Add some spice to your life with this savory Butter Braid® pastry recipe. Hot jalapenos and cool cream cheese will bring some flair to your next dinner.

Strawberry Banana Split Dessert

Chocolate pastry, strawberry mousse, and banana whipped cream upgrades the traditional banana split and makes a perfect treat for your summer vacation.

Cookie Dough Sensation

Have you ever wanted an excuse to add more cookie dough to your life? Now you can! With this recipe, cookie dough is literally the icing on the cake.

Cream Cheese Delight

If you need more chocolate in your life, and everyone does, try this recipe. It takes a classic cream cheese pastry and fills it with chocolatey goodness.

Double Chocolate Butter Braid Pastry Raspberry Trifle

This simple, decadent dessert is perfect for any chocolate lover. With our pastries, making elegant sweets doesn’t have to take much time.

Strawberry French Toast

Strawberries & French toast belong together, and they belong on your breakfast menu. This recipe makes the most important meal of the day also the tastiest.

Rainbow Fruit Pizza

Add a splash of color to your diet with our new, fruit-filled recipe. Blueberries, peaches, and raspberries are piled high to make this breakfast treat.

Happy 4th Of July!

Celebrate American independence with a classic dessert. Get yourself an apple Butter Braid® pastry and cover it in red, white, and blue for Uncle Sam.

Apple Pastry Pork Chop Sandwich

People will go hog wild for this fall dish. Full of mouthwatering, well-balanced flavors, it’s great for a busy weeknight or a fancy dinner party.

Happy Birthday!

Upgrade your birthday celebration with a flavorful Butter Braid® pastry. Set your party apart by serving up sweet, fruit filling in flaky Danish dough.

Cream Cheese Pastry with Curried Shrimp

Next time you need to bring an appetizer to a party, whip up this creamy, flavorful dish. It’s a savory treat that will have people begging for more.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pastry

Have the ultimate comfort food with the Butter Braid pastry recipe for a chicken bacon ranch pastry. It’s creamy, cheesy, and loaded with chicken – what more could you want?

Caramel Apple Danish

Make a brunch that is to die for with this delightful treat. The flaky crust, tender apples, and caramel topping will have you starting the day off right.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Muffins are good for any event, from a basic brunch to a fancy feast. And these goodies will be a hit at either.

Mini Pizza Bites

Make your kids day with a great after-school snack. These cheesy pizza bites, made with a perfect Butter Braid® shell, are sure to make you mom of the year!

Butter Braid® Pastry Bites

Everything is better when it’s bite-sized! These perfectly portioned apple delicacies are a great addition to any party, proving that size does matter. Makes 12.

Apple Pastry Fries

This is the perfect treat for a chilly fall afternoon. Crisp apples and sweet cinnamon dipped in caramel sauce are sure to warm up any Autumn day. Try one today!

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Buffalo chicken isn’t just for game days. Combine classic flavors with a rich Butter Braid® pastry to make a creamy treat that is sure to spice up your night!

Braided Apple Bacon Melt

Treat yourself to a restaurant-quality sandwich at home. The smooth Monterey cheese and smoky bacon flavors are a combination you won’t want to miss.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Sensation

Satisfy your cravings with this chocolate & peanut butter combo. Rich and creamy, it will make you feel like you’re in heaven.

Hawaiian Braided Pizza

Say aloha to a new take on the Hawaiian pizza. It’s salty, sweet, cheesy and absolutely delicious. So, go ahead and put pineapple on your pizza; we insist.

Glazed Monkey Bread

You will go ape for our Butter Braid® monkey bread. This pull-apart dessert is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s sweet and sticky, and it disappears fast.

S’more Butter Braid® Pastry

S’mores aren’t just for camping trips. Liven up this campfire favorite and make it with a rich Chocolate Butter Braid® pastry. People will be begging for s’more.

Bite-Size Butter Braid® Pastry Trifle

This delicious dessert is easy to make, fun to look at, and something the whole family will enjoy. Our Butter Braid® trifle is sure to sweeten up your day.

USDA Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines

Navigating through the new USDA Smart Snacks in School rule can be confusing. Check out our resources in this article to help you understand how it will impact your next food fundraiser.

Over $245 Million raised for Non-Profit Groups Across the Nation

Since 1991, Country Maid, Inc. and Butter Braid® pastries have helped raise over $245 million for thousands of great causes, proving they are dedicated to “Sharing the Good.”

Top Ten List for You to have a Great Fundraiser!

Are you participating in a Butter Braid® pastry fundraiser this year? Having trouble reaching your goal? We’re here to help. Use this list of 10 things you can do to make sure you have a great fundraiser.

3 Reasons Why Thank You Letters Are Important

Sending a thank you letter to your parents and supporters at completion of the fundraiser is a great way of acknowledging their contributions and increases your chances for fundraising success in the future.

Double Your Fundraising Sales Results

Getting everyone in your group to participate in a fundraising sale can make a big difference in your success! Check out the infographic to see how you could double your fundraising sales.

10 Tips To A Successful Sales Fundraiser

Make any sales fundraiser a success by following these 10 tips for a successful sales fundraiser. The Butter Braid brand wants you to have the most successful fundraiser possible.

3 Hidden Costs That Hurt Sales

Be on the lookout! There are many elements within a fundraiser that can “cost” you extra.
Time – time is money
Quality – the product matters
Unknowns – read the fine print

3 Tips to A Successful Fundraising Kick Off

A parent meeting with sellers is key! It’s crucial they understand the importance of the fundraiser-i.e. what the money is going towards, why it’s necessary, and what impact will it have on their child.

Searching For Your Next Fundraiser? Use This Checklist!

This is a handy tool when you are looking for a fundraising company. Go through the checklist to be sure that you are selecting the fundraising company that is best for you.

Focus on the Dollars and Cents – Not the Profit Percents!

When it comes to fundraising, a wise man once said, “You can’t deposit percents into your bank account.” What you can deposit, is a high, per-item profit on each item sold!

10 Tips for Higher Fundraiser Sales

An important factor for increasing your fundraising sales and ultimately the success of your fundraiser is how well the fundraiser is promoted. Check out our Top 10 Tips to Increase Fundraiser Sales and Success! It will help you raise funds.

#1 Reason Customers Don’t Buy

They weren’t asked! 67% are waiting to support your next sale! If you’ve ever wondered why customers don’t buy, now you know the answer! Be sure to spread the word about your next fundraising sale, so you don’t miss out on potential customers!

Which Fundraiser Is Right For You?

All fundraisers are not created equal. Check out our infographic to see which fundraiser is right for you! What do you need to consider when picking a fundraiser? Take a look at these questions you should consider.

4 Simple Ways To Evaluate Your Fundraiser

You’ve met your goal and you think “success”. But is it true? How do you know you couldn’t have raised more? Doing a fundraiser evaluation is so important. Here are four ways to evaluate your fundraiser.

5 Qualities To Look For In A Fundraising Partner

Do you need to raise funds, but you aren’t sure how to get started? The first thing to do is to find a fundraising partner that will be there for you through the entire fundraising process.

10 Ways to Stay Optimistic in Fundraising

Plan Your Week and Day – Having a clear fundraising plan in mind can greatly reduce stress and planning priorities for the day and week gives us a peace of mind. It’s simple: Clearly define your fundraising goals.

How to use the internet to boost your fundraiser’s sales?

Do you need ideas on how to boost your fundraising sales? Check out our tips on how to use the internet to make your fundraiser a success.

Butter Braid® Pastries for Fundraising

by That Bald Chick
Fundraising is a great way to raise money for kids, charity, schools, etc. While there are many options of fundraising available, none seem to compare to Butter Braid® pastries.

Butter Braid® Pastries- Fundraising Can Be Delicious #Review

by Mom Does Reviews
With Butter Braid® pastries, fundraising is delicious and simple. If you want an easy fundraiser, fundraise with Butter Braid pastries.

Butter Braid Pastries and Almond Glaze Recipe

by A Mom’s Take
It’s back to school time, which also means back to fundraisers. Butter Braid pastries are a unique fundraiser that families will love to buy to help support your cause!

Butter Braid® Pastries Fundraising Review & #Giveaway

by Mommies with Cents
I made this awesome pastry the other day. It was a Butter Braid pastry, a hand-braided pastry filled with fruit and cream fillings.

Country Maid Announces Donation to UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital

Country Maid, Inc. continued “Helping others help themselves” at their Dealer Conference where they supported UW Health American Family Children’s Hospital.

Butter Braid® Pastries Fundraising Review and Giveaway

by the Bragging Mommy
Fundraising is just a part of life if you are a parent. We all know that some fundraisers are better than others. I HIGHLY suggest using Butter Braid Fundraising!

Butter Braid® Fundraising Review & Giveaway – ends 10/6

by Open Hands
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we’re often in such a rush that we simply don’t find the time. Butter Braid pastries makes my morning easier and tastes amazing.

Country Maid was showcased on “Manufacturing Marvels®”

Country Maid, makers of the Butter Braid pastry, has been featured on Manufacturing Marvels on The Fox Business Network. It was showcased on September 22, 2015.

Country Maid to be showcased on “Manufacturing Marvels®” on The Fox Business Network®

Country Maid has announced they will be seen on Manufacturing Marvels on Fox. Filming will begin in early September 2015.

Butter Braid® Frozen Pastry Review & Giveaway

by Everything Mommyhood
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Butter Braid® pastries, and I had heard of them before as they are a sweet and simple fundraiser that I know a lot of people love. Who can turn down yummy baked pastries straight from the oven?

The One and Only Butter Braid® Frozen Pastry Dough | Review + A Giveaway

by IHeart-Motherhood
Anyone who knows me is aware of my sweet tooth. Butter Braid pastries are a perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert! I couldn’t wait to try them all!

Country Maid Lends a Helping Hand to Children in Need

“Helping others Help themselves” is the cornerstone of Country Maid’s corporate mission and was reflected in the philanthropic event where they partnered with Baptist Regional Children’s Center.

The One and Only Butter Braid® Frozen Pastry Dough | Review + A Giveaway 

by Housewife on a Mission
Have you ever heard of Butter Braid®? I truthfully had not up until recently, and boy am I glad I was introduced to them. UNAVAILABLE.

5 Sweet Spring Fundraising Tips

by Volunteer Spot Downright
The recipe for Spring fundraising success doesn’t have to be complicated! With the right fundraiser, tools, and fun incentives, your school can boost turnout. Check out these spring fundraising ideas.

Take a Bite Out of Fundraising Fatigue

by Volunteer Spot
5 Simple Spring fundraising solutions for school parent leaders. Does the thought of Spring fundraising season keep you up at night? With these 5 tips & tricks, you’ll be ready to raise some dough!

We Think You’ll Love Butter Braid® Brand Fundraisers

by Carissa
Raise your hand if you LOVE Fundraisers! Go ahead, don’t be shy. Anyone? Any…One? You will love raising funds with Butter Braid pastries!

Country Maid featured on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” segment featuring Butter Braid® Pastries

Country Maid, makers of the famous Butter Braid® pastries was featured on Discovery Channel’s hit program, How It’s Made.

Country Maid announces air date of Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” segment featuring Butter Braid® Pastries

Country Maid, makers of the famous Butter Braid® pastries, has announced the upcoming airdate for their How It’s Made feature.

Country Maid Achieves SQF Level 2 Certification

Country Maid, Inc., makers of the famous Butter Braid® pastries, announces they have been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) – Level 2 Certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a globally recognized food safety and quality program.

Governor Branstad Visits Country Maid and Tries Hand at Braiding Pastry Dough

Country Maid, makers of the Butter Braid® pastries, hosted Governor Branstad at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Bend, Iowa.

Butter Braid® Brand Family Put Smiles on the Faces of Hospitalized Kids!

The Butter Braid Brand Family partnered with Shriners Hospital For Children® for the 2014 humanitarian event. 150 goody bags were packed with toys, crafts and games for the children.

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Country Maid to be featured on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made”

Country Maid, makers of the famous Butter Braid® pastries, announces the selection of the company to be featured on the acclaimed Discovery Channel TV program, How It’s Made in mid-2015.

Country Maid Partners with Boys and Girls Club of Chicago!

Country Maid employees and dealerships came together for the Annual Dealer Conference in Chicago, IL to help the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and continue “Helping Others Help Themselves.”

Golden Ticket Sweepstakes Winner Takes Trip!

Judy Quiter, from Navasota, Texas, was the lucky winner of the Country Maid sponsored, Butter Braid® brand Golden Ticket Sweepstakes. This giveaway was in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Country Maid.

Country Maid, Inc. and Butter Braid® Pastry Dealers volunteered at the Harvesters Outreach Center

In order for Country Maid, Inc. to further our mission of “Helping Others, Help Themselves,” we partnered with Harvesters Outreach Center to help repackage donated food to help feed over 66,000 people.