Tuesday 24 September 2013

Cake Fundraiser

Last week Alan's work held a bring and buy cake fundraiser to help a local boy who is the classmate of another member of staff's daughter.  Adam Walker has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and since being diagnosed his parents have researched an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which is carried out in the St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, Missouri.  Adam has been accepted for SDR by the hospital and is described as an excellent candidate for the surgery.  To cover the costs of the operation, travel and accommodation they need to raise £50,000 and so Adam's Aim has been set up.  If you'd like to know more about Adam then click on this link - Adam's Aim

This was my eventual contribution for the cake table.  The first batch of cupcakes had to be rejected as I forgot to adjust the temperature for the fan oven and, although not burnt, they were well cooked and are now in the freezer waiting to be used in trifles instead.

I've been enjoying the baking shows on Create and Craft and have bought some moulds and cutters with the intention of trying to copy some of their ideas and this gave me the opportunity to try them out.  The roses were made using a silicone mould I bought from an eBay seller. It was so easy to use and gave a brilliant finish.

Hope this has made your mouth water.  The event was successful and on the day they raised £182.  Pounds out of the pocket and on the waistline as there were so many cakes brought in that they had enough for two days of treats.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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