April 20th, 2011 - "Baked in Vancouver" participated in an event to raise money for Doctor's Without Border's in Japan. We came, we baked, we snacked - all in the name of charity. As much as I would love to write a story about the daunting task that this turned out to be, I decided to share the highlights of the event via photo blog. The preparation, the execution (of the table, not myself) and the end result. Here is a look at how it all came together to be one of the most amazing events I've had the honour to be a part of.
Without further adieu, I give you: Bake for the Quake.
|cherry blossom decor - strawberry rhubarb pie. aka work of art.|
|made by bf. that's right ladies, he likes pies. (I had to go there....sorry)|
|pies baked and ready. The hardest part was not eating them all.|
|the love pie. LOVE IT.|
|Night #2 of baking, and I had to gather a small army...|
|Kira and her cutest nail polish & writing ever, wrote out 10 million of these.|
Give or take..
|decorating the goods|
|pretty sure this chuckle was brought to you by how sexual it is to decribe|
working with fondant. "Make balls!"
|Vanessa (@v_marshall) the glueing MANIAC! |
Stupid London Drugs and their cheap glue.
|The Bake for the Quake Team piled into the kitchen for a group shot!|
(@tessmccann, @v_marshall, @niftynotcool, @kixy_stabbs, me, @carlz8, blue ball of fondant)
|Carly (@carlz8) knew who the players were, so that worked out very well.|
"What do you mean there's no 84?...62?...11?"
|THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED|
|The people started coming right away, and pointing out our cupcakes -|
THIS WAS A GOOD SIGN!!
|My table buddy, Melissa (@mhchipmunk) and her delicious looking marshmellow and rum ball treats!|
Thank you for letting us use your table cloth!!
|Cherry Blossom Cookies!! So amazing! Not sure who they were made by, but|
of it's you - LET ME KNOW and I will credit you for them!
|These were my personal fav. Such an amazing idea!! Tiramisumo Cookies,|
courtesy of Elain Evans (@Elain_Evans) She saved me one and I still have it.
It's too cute to eat!!
|My little humble half table, with price lists and goodies, all ready to go!!|
|I have since learned, that this little guy, is Kesler. YUM. Kesler is yummy.|
Get it? Get it? I know you get it.....
|SO MANY PEOPLE!! AMAZING!!|
|Kira (@kixy__stabbs), Derek (@hurrrdurrr) and myself - selling our little hearts out.|
"if you buy these cupcakes, the Canucks will win tomorrow" - genius.
|These wonderful people waited in line, some in the rain, to come and buy the goodies!|
So incredible! Thank YOU ALL!!
|No big deal, Bif Naked bought a Canucks cupcake from me, and signed her name|
on our "Thank You" list!!! AMAZING! She is so nice!!
|We passed the $420 mark and just kept going...almost hitting $500!!|
SO incredible. Made me want to cry.
I want to thank Joy (@Gourmeted) and Melody (@GourmetFury) for hosting this event, and for all of the helpers on my team - there's honestly no way I could have done it without you. It all turned out even better then I could have imagined, and I owe it all to you guys. OH - and BIG props to bf. He not only is an amazing pie maker, but he also was my photographer, driver and mental support throughout the journey.
So I have one question - When's the next one?!?
Thanks, Vancouver, for making this evening such a great and memorable one!!