Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Maybe we aren't all Pro-Choice but we can all be Pro-Cake!

Tomorrow I am participating in an auction for NARAL Pro-Choice.

If you aren’t familiar with them, here is their “About me”;
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state, and we believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington works to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.”

I have a few close friends who are involved with the organization and on the members board.
 I have been asked for the 3rd year in a row to donate my services and be part of the auction.
I was unable to do it last year but the year before
I had a lot of fun and my cake brought in a couple hundred dollars!

Here is the Bollywood Cake I created

Rockin' the hawk

This year I am doing samples as well as a show cake to be judged and auctioned off.
It is a bit intimidating being side by side with many local bakeries and chocolatiers.
Although, I have ample training and experience, let’s face it, I am no Cake Boss!

This year I am making an amazing White Chocolate Coconut Cake.
I have done this cake a few times before and everyone loves it. Except Steve, who hates coconut.
I also chose this cake because I didn’t want to do a cake covered in Rolled Fondant.

Fondant allows you to create some pretty awesome things, but taste wise, people tend to dislike it so I felt like it might not do as well on auction.

The cake is 3 tiers stacked. I decided to go with a Woodland Theme.
I really wanted to be able to display it on my neat log cake stands that Steve built me.
It will have some little kitschy deer, trees, elves and marzipan mushrooms on it.
Hopefully it will raise some money for a great cause!

The auction is tomorrow at Safeco Field.
 If you are interested in attending, the info is here

Come on by and eat all the chocolate your heart desires!
It’s basically like a wine tasting but with sweets and an auction!

Not too shabby, huh!?


Nikki said...

Yum! I'd bid on it. Coconut is my favorite. Somehow I always end up getting picked for the dessert dash at auctions. Now I wish were attending!

Becky said...

I want to see a picture of the cake done!!! Are you going to post a picture of the cake?