Monday, September 21, 2009

military Monday

I belong to the FRG – otherwise known as the Family Readiness Group. We do all kinds of good things for the families, the soldiers, and are a really good support system for each other.  We deal with all kinds of issues and I am usually ready to jump in with both feet to help out.  But last week I was a little distracted.  There was a fundraiser last week – a Cake Auction – right up my alley right??  Well I felt like I had no time to bake the things I wanted to.  But what I did make turned out pretty darn good!  Just look at these Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and topped with shredded Coconut!  

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I made 16 of them, thinking they would sell them all together – but Nikki decided to split them up to make some more money!  8 cupcakes went for $30.00!!  And my Chocolate Cake (sorry no pics) went for $45.00!  Also attached to the bottoms of these cakes were rewards for the soldiers that bought them, like a 3 day pass, lunch with the Commander (I would like that one!), a pass from having to do Physical Training at 6 am!, etc.  So the guys were not only bidding on the yummy treats, but also the chance to win some good prizes underneath.

And I am happy to say that we raised over $700.00 for our company.

Take Care,
Love Big, Bake Often

1 comment:

J said...

Yum! What a great project--too bad you couldn't nab some passes for Jason!