Have I ever told you how AWESOME you all are???
Well … YOU ARE!
Thanks to all of you – I was able to raise $1825 for Ride the Rideau and cancer reasearch at the Ottawa Hospital.
I have to admit – it was a spectacular day – the weather was perfect – Flash and I just flew (ok … peddled) from Ottawa to Merrickville – 103 km in 3 hours 29 minutes.
IT WAS AMAZING.
And I have all of you to thank for it.
Within a few days of posting my blog I had raised the minimum donation … and the money just kept coming.
That means I’ve been baking. Because that was the deal. You help me out and I bake for you. Slowly but surely I’m getting it all done (thank you all for your patience).
And am I ever having fun with this little project :0)Hello Kitty cake to the extreme … the request was a strawberry shortcake, and then I was informed that the dessert lover in question (Jenn from @foodieprints) not only loves strawberries, but also hello kitty. This cake was born of that … strawberry vanilla cakes, a strawberry whipped cream filling …I LOVE THIS CAKE!!!!! Seriously. If anyone wants a hello kitty cake … email me. Or call me. I could make this cake any day. My next goal is to bake a pumpkin cake and cover it in chocolate frosting with a blue bow :0)
Then there was the baby shower cake (super-duper donation). A chocolate tier, topped with a vanilla tier – all covered in cream cheese vanilla frosting. Emily was kind enough to do the decorating … an adorable little owl. Then there was the spiced zucchini – chocolate chip bundt cake. It’s moist and delicious – and this time I topped it with a cinnamon sour cream frosting. Lots of butter … lots of cinnamon … so creamy and thick. LOVELY. The requests haven’t just been for cakes. I’ve been baking cupcakes (there is a cupcake addict who donated) … and will have some brownies to deliver this weekend, as well as cookies to mail off (espresso – double chocolate cookies for Ms. Nicole & Mr. Eric). So again … I thank you. My team was able to raise $39,408 … all for a great cause. I already have a game plan for next year’s ride … stay tuned :0)
And … finally – there are a couple of people who donated whom I don’t know how to get a hold of. Please send me an email – or leave me a comment – I would like to fulfil my promise and bake for you.