Sunday, October 14, 2012

baking cakes for a good cause

if you're friends with me on facebook or twitter (and if you're not why not?), you know that on friday, we were pretty occupied with baking cakes at our house. we had entered a local cake contest, sponsored by our local chapter of Save the Children. after endless pinning for several weeks on pinterest, sabin decided to make an iPhone cake and i decided to make a red velvet, embrace-the-kitsch-cake, decorated with swiss meringue buttercream and rainbow accents.

there were a total of eleven cakes in the contest and two prizes at stake - prettiest and best-tasting. despite sabin's cake being the talk of the event, sadly, we didn't win. the judges were the owners of our local bakery and judging by the cakes they sell themselves, our cakes were a bit too...shall we say adventurous (read: not traditional danish)...for them. but it was great fun to be part of it and Save the Children raised about $400, which is nothing to sneeze at when you're selling slices of cake.

but the most fun part of it was that we got to be on t.v.! the local news crew came out to our house and then talked to us at the event itself, after the disappointment of our not winning (which wasn't really that bad).  it's in danish, but here you go.

the event was part of a larger "culture night" event that involved lots of different people from the community and was well-attended. i remember back to my first culture night back in copenhagen, years ago. it was cold and windy and blustery. the lines were long and we didn't get to see that much, but somehow, being among a lot of people, who are all bent on having a good time is a good thing. our own local event was no different.


celkalee said...

Looks like you both had a great time with your cakes. I think Sabin's was very innovative. I really enjoyed the front of the video where the resuscitation efforts were underway! I thought Oh No! Did someone poison the cakes? My mind automatically goes to some evil deed, too many mystery novels! Since my language skills do not encompass the Danish word, I am assuming by all the smiles and laughter that a good time was had by all.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

WOW! Thank you for sharing and even though you did not win--it was nice to see a smile from both you and Sabin.

May I have your autograph? :)


SH -ic said...

you both did goooood work
its only one who can win .))

Jody Pearl said...

They obviously didn't have a category for the cake you'd most like to eat cos you'd have won that.

Lovely to see & hear you both - thanks for sharing! x

Delena said...

Sabin's cake is very in "the now"
and done very well. Yours is just pretty and looks yummy! Glad I popped by.

Lynne said...

I think it is so funny that the pepto bismol kitchen made it onto TV! Lovely to see you both too!

Veronica Roth said...

That was fun! I've no idea what you said but you both looked great. Untraditional...yup...that was me putting ginger and pineapple into the apple pie for the village fruit and veg show. There should have been a break-out-of-the-box-for-Pete's-sake prize.