Monday, April 02, 2012

Relay for Life Bake Sale

This sunday -  in Stittsville, On - my team captain and several team members sold baked goods to fundraise for our Relay for Life team.  They did a fantastic job and raised over two hundred dollars towards Cancer research.  I didn't get to go to the sale but was a baking fiend for several days before the event.  Here are pictures of some of the treats.  I didn't have time to photograph the homemade Oreos - which I've called 'Moreos' or Nanaimo bars.  There wasn't time to figure out a way to get pictures that really did them justice.    It's always a challenge to take something everyone has already seen and make it really mouthwatering.

Vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling.  I loved the gum paste daffodils I had made last year, but I needed something quicker to make and simpler in design for these cupcakes.  These royal icing daffodils fit the bill perfectly and really looked great with some yellow luster.

I love making iced sugar cookies!  I had packaged these in the half dozen and sold the rest by each.  The Mister really likes it when I make these too as there are so many extras!  I always keep a couple aside to stick my finger into so that I can test how set the icing is.  I would love to be able to just leave them all over the dining room table overnight, but cats make that totally impossible.

Sweet little guy eh?

I'm glad the sale went well and am looking forward to our next fundraising adventure.  We might have another sale lined up in Ottawa and also coming in May, our Second Annual Wine & Cheese tasting at the Chateau des Charmes location in Minto Place, Ottawa.  If you are interested in attending this event on May 25th, contact me for tickets, they are $25 each.