Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Cakes for a Cure" Fundraiser on Saturday, April 24th!

Now that our Food Network Challenge has aired and we're able to catch our breath, we are starting to get very excited about a fundraiser we are involved with next Saturday, April 24th, called "Cakes for a Cure" in Greenwood, South Carolina. "Cakes for a Cure", is an all-day cake extravaganza fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Patti Gagstetter, the Event Co-Chair invited us to participate in the event last Fall and we jumped on the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. Being that we are thousands of miles away in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and already had orders to fill, we were unable to attend, but were thrilled that Rick was asked to design a cake for their 18 month calendar of cakes which is being released at the event. We've written about the "Cakes for a Cure" fundraiser previously on the blog, but it's such an exciting opportunity for cake enthusiasts, we wanted to post it again to help get the word out! The fundraiser which will take place at multiple locations throughout Greenwood, South Carolina, will have cake demonstrations by 6 cake designers who have been on Food Network Challenge or TLC's Ultimate Cake Off: Ashley Vicos, Norm Davis, Zane Beg, Dana Herbert, Kathy Scott, and Christine Schnee. There will also be a live Mini-Challenge (3 hours, versus 8) between Kathy Scott, Dana Herbert and Michelle Fountain. We've also been told that 5 local Mayors will compete in a "Cake Decorating for Dummies" Challenge to decorate the best birthday cake!

The fundraiser has been promoted through ICES and American Cake Decorating Magazine, the Greenwood, S.C. Relay for Life Website, various cake forums and through those of us involved in this wonderful cause! Shortly after we returned from filming the "SpongeBob Birthday Cakes" Challenge, Rick started designing his cake for the "Cakes for a Cure" Calendar, and what a beautiful cake it is! The theme we all had to work with was "With a Song in My Heart" and each cake artist was asked to design a cake around the song of our choice. Rick's cake has not been posted on our website or blog and will remain a suprise until the calendar is released next Saturday.

If you are unable to attend "Cakes for a Cure" to purchase your 18 month calendar of cakes, you may order one (or many) directly through the website: and click on the "Cake Challenge Fundraiser" tab. The calendar order form has not yet been posted but the t-shirts and aprons have been. Here you will find all the information you need for the 24th. We encourage you to please show your support by attending this amazing event and purchasing the accompanying t-shirts, aprons and calendars. Mother's Day is next month and these would make fabulous gifts!


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