The Bake Sale Conundrum

To bake or to buy? That is the question many mothers โ€” and fathers โ€” debate with themselves when they are asked to contribute something to their child's school fund-raising bake sale.

At Room for Debate, several moms, dads, cooking bloggers, foodies and others sounded off on Jennifer Steinhauer's article in the Dining section of The Times that complained about parents who bring in store-bought goods, and some from high-end stores, instead of baking their own.

What do you think? Do you have time to bake? What lesson are you teaching your child if you buy instead of bake from scratch? Should it matter? Join the conversation.