Monday, June 29, 2009

Relay for Life & Cupcakes


Yummy Cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes

Hope for a CURE

The Survivors Lap

Purple People Walkers

My son dressed as the Purple People Walker

We did it! We made it! 24 hours in the 100 degree weather was a small price to pay for all the good that comes from these relays. We arrived at 7:00am Saturday and were packed up and back home about 11:00am Sunday. We walked a lot, helped fundraise at the event and had a chance to catch up with some old friends. My team was made up of 3 of my best friends in high school and our friends and families. We never would have imagined 20 years ago that our friendship would bring us together for such a worthy cause. We will be back as a team and also as committee chair people next year. We had an amazing fun filled 24 hours. I think Jake and I actually dozed off about 3:30am and were back up and out of the tent at 7:00 am for the Lions Club pancake breakfast. Adam thankfully was at the event most of the time but stayed home over night with our dogs.

We are all mentally and physically exhausted, and also extremely over come with gratitude. Thank you all for your love, support and donations.

My son and I made 70 cupcakes with the Relay for Life Logo on them. 1/2 chocolate with a vanilla English butter cream and 1/2 natural vanilla bean cupcakes with a vanilla Swiss Meringue butter cream. The fondant logo cut outs are Satin Ice white fondant that we tinted purple and flavored with blue raspberry flavoring. They were a bit hit with all the Relayers!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My sons 8th grade graduation cake

Ta Da! Finished and on the table!



Wrestling Mat and Headgear



The top cake was a collage of Jake's favorite things over the past 9 years.
This is a lethal chocolate peppermint cake with peppermint butter cream, chocolate peppermint ganache and marbled blue fondant. A lot of fun making this cake, although it was a mess to serve because I did not have enough room in the fridge to keep it cold until serving. The butter cream under the fondant in a warm house is probably not the best! :)