A helping hand

HGMH broken arm xLast weekend, the annual Jubilee Gala dinner was held to raise funds for our local hospital, Hopital Glengarry Memorial Hospital. For the past few years, as part of the fundraising drive, this gathering included a cake auction.
This year I thought a broken arm, with get well messages scrawled all over it, would be a fun fundraiser. The cake itself was a lemon pound cake slathered with a lemon curd filling. Yum!
I heard the auction was a great success and this cake, amongst others, helped the hospital get closer to its goal. Congrats to us all. Such a worthy cause.

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Broken wrist birthday

broken wrist aMy friend asked me to do a birthday cake for her daughter who had just broken her wrist and was celebrating her 19th birthday.
We figured that a cake that looked like an arm in a cast would be something she’d remember for a long time.
Get well soon and happy birthday Liv!

X-ray time

X-ray cake for hospitalOur local hospital, Glengarry Memorial Hospital, is raising funds for a new digital x-ray machine. Each year the good people who fund raise for this institution, hold a Jubilee Dinner and for the past few years, have added a cake auction.
This year it was easy to pick a theme — x-ray! So in addition to the patient getting an x-ray, (I actually had to look at an image of a skeleton to get it right!), the cake is surrounded on four sides with edible x-ray images.
I heard the cake got really big bucks and the hospital is that much closer to its goal. Good news indeed.

Get well soon

hospital-bedI did this cake for an annual fundraising dinner and auction for our local hospital. Everything on it is edible — a combination of gumpaste, fondant, royal icing, buttercream and of course, cake! A bit of everything went into the details of this cake.
My favourite has to be the little dinner tray, complete with sliced turkey, peas and carrots, mashed potatoes with butter, a cup of coffee, a teeny muffin with icing and a banana. All from fondant.
I hear it garnered a $500 winning bid at auction, with the funds going to the hospital. I’m tickled pink!

Operation cake

OperationLast night, this cake I made was auctioned off as part of a huge fundraiser for our local hospital. I thought a cake based on the classic board game Operation would go along with the theme of a hospital fundraiser. The cake was huge! A carrot cake that could feed 40 people.
I heard it got a good price at auction and was purchased by a doctor who took it back with her to the hospital the next day and shared it with hospital staff. Win win!