The past year, I had a goal of baking once per month for the charity Cake4Kids. I can't get the link to work. so just go to www.Cake4Kids.org. While I skipped a couple of months, I did some other charity baking to make it all even out so I feel successful in reaching my goal. Here are some of the results (not necessarily all my favorite success stories, but the photos that I could locate quickest).
|Apple cake with real caramel topping. I free-handed the logo.|
|These cupcakes were the only submission that earned me a "thank you" and report back from the social worker. She said the 7 yr. old boy was thrilled with his requested LEGO cupcakes, carrot cake just like he asked.|
|top view through the cake box plastic looks cool. :) Like a nightmarish sunflower. :)|
This has been a very rewarding hobby. However, it has also make my family eat 10 times more baked goods than we otherwise would have consumed, because I tend to always bake a little extra, or do a "practice cake" if trying a new technique, etc. So I think I'll be taking a bit less cake decorating projects for the year 2015. Maybe try for every-other-month?