Pastry chefs Josh Short, Mary Lee Montfort and Raeanne Hytone help the Girl Scout Bake Sale

Members of Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Troop 4445 wanted to hone their baking skills to put on a first class bake sale.

Demonstrating their resourcefulness, the girls sent an e-mail to The Washington Post's Chef on Call: "We want to have different items that one wouldn't expect to see at a bake sale. And we would like the help of your chef with that."

They hit the jackpot. Pastry chefs Josh Short, Mary Lee Montfort and Raeanne Hytone, along with bake-sale expert and former Journal Newspapers food editor Jane Mengenhauser, showed up at the Bethesda home of Charlotte's parents, Connie Cantrell and Steve Goldman.

I had the pleasure of photographing these treats being baked and I sampled a few. The chocolate peanut butter cake was absolutely amazing. You can read the entire article in the Post by clicking the title above.