I don't particularly want points either - but here's a suggestion anyway...
1. Hold a "PET show" - Get a lot of people together who are willing to dress up as dogs, cats, birds etc, put them on a small parade (maybe they have "owners" and are on leashes) and then ask spectators to vote for their favourite
That way it's something fun, different and something the public can be involved in.
2. Sponsored events always go down well; sponsored baked bean baths, leg waxing, silences...
3. Raffles are great - a few really nice prizes and you can raise a ton of money selling tickets.
4. Kiss-a-thon (we had one at high school once) - find a couple of pretty single girls and guys who are willing to devote themselves to a good cause
- one buck a kiss!
5. Face painting always appeals to kiddies - maybe 20c per face painted and you can have them queueing forever!
6. Funny face competitions - 20c to compete - get a bunch of kids to pull their absolutel best (or worst, in some cases) silly face and give chocolate or something to the winner. Better yet, give chocolate to all participants - it's amazing what kids will do for candy.
7. Fancy Dress parades and/or competitions for the kids - parade them through a street and have people choose a winner from different age categories. Again let there be a small charge for participation.
8. Bake Sales are fab - but why not set up a stand just for tea and coffee or juice, people can just stop by and get a drink as well while they're there.. that money will pile up.
9. Always have some people with money boxes walking through crowds, someone is bound to make a donation.
10. As for the cake toss - why don't you substitute wet sponges instead? For several reasons - with water, you only get wet, not cramy and sticky as well. Wet sponges don't hit quite as hard as cake either (Trust me, I've had both thrown at me, sometimes deliberately!) If someone is willing to put their face in one of those photo pictures (you know the painted wooden boards so you can have your face on a big busty blonde or something) then you can have a ball throwing sponges at them. It tends to work best with someone in a position of power, f.ex. town mayor
The trick is to make things cost a little, the less something costs, the more people will jump on the bandwagon and pay for it.