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Friday, April 4, 2008

Because I like Having No Self Esteem

I am a glutton for punishment. Having not learned my lesson from last year, I signed up for the annual fund-raiser. And of course I offered to bring a cake. I did learn one thing from last year...next to "decorated cake" on the sign-up sheet, I wrote "will bring with me." So at least this time I wouldn't be double-booked.

Last year, I spent almost four hours decorating and perfecting a cute teddy bear. It sold for $22. Normally, I charge $40. This year, I decided I wasn't doing a teddy bear. I was going to do something that would take me two hours tops to decorate - including making the icing (and it takes me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to color icing). The theme for Girls' Camp this year is Pirates. Why this was chosen for young girls, I have no idea but hey! At least it made things easy for me.

After searching the Internet, I was half-tempted to make a pirate ship. Wouldn't that be cool? And I'd never made one before but really, how hard could it be? Then the sensible side of me (she doesn't talk much) reminded me of my two-hour limit. Oh yeah. So I opted for a pirate's treasure map. Turned out pretty well. At least, I liked it. And my kids did, too. Well, I think they did...they were utterly devastated when I said it wasn't for them. The final price? $30. Went to the same family that got the teddy bear last year. :)

We spent nearly twice as much as we did last year...ending up with two babysitting coupons (both from our favorite babysitter), a jar of hot fudge sauce, a plate of chocolate goodies, 6 sessions with the chiropractor (the Man's back is all out of whack), and a horse-back riding session. One man offered two hours of construction work. It went for over $100! The winner? His wife.

11 comments:

Emma said...

I love the map. I think it is great. You did a good job coloring your water. You are my inspiration cake cow lady.

BkenneyBme said...

Your cakes are sure awesome. I think I need to have some event to we can ask you to do something cool for us.

Kristie said...

Wow!! Once again you did a great job!! I only wish that I lived closer so that you could make one for me!!! :) That was so funny about the construction work!!!

Amanda said...

Looks like another winner:) YOu are AWESOME!!!!!

Lindy said...

sorry I missed all the action last night--the winner of your cake is loving life! I laughed so hard when I heard about the construction work bid--too funny.

Lyn's Musings said...

Wow, I really liked the pirate's map, what a creative sista I has! you know MY birthday is in July.....but I haven't a clue what I would want..but then you'd have to like overnight it....OR you could just BRING me a cute Cake, but who knows where we will be in July!

Rupper Family said...

Argh! I think I like the pirate cake the best-looks like a lot of fun to make. Your cakes are all terrific though and I'd eat any of them-except maybe not the salad one-it would feel too healthy!
-Wendy

Jessica said...

Why is it that the only way to get the men in our lives to do work is to pay for it at an auction? I'm impressed for getting it out of him that way! Great cake too.

Tim and Angie said...

I would have paid $100 too if I had been waiting for years for my house to be livable. I'm sure your cake was wonderful. I bought a ticket to this event, and then the date changed and I no longer was able to go. I guess my $15 ticket was a donation.:) I'm curious if my item even sold, for how much, and to whom. At least my feelings didn't get hurt by actually experiencing no one bidding.:)

Karen said...

Hi, I came across your blog finally, and was sad to hear that you weren't pleased with the way the auction went for you, but thank you for bringing the cake anyway...It helps the YW a ton.

Jessica G. said...

Karen - Not disappointed in how it went this year, actually. The cake sold for about what I would have charged for it so that was cool. And it was a LOT of fun. The YW looked great decked out as pirates.

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