Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cub Scout Cake Auction

Last night was the annual Cub Scout cake auction fundraiser for our local Cub Scout pack. Cam and I had never been to one before (since we are new to Cub Scouts and all) and it was a lot of fun! Each boy is to make a cake with their father, which is then auctioned off to the highest bidder, to raise money for the pack. Since Camden's dad is off in a foreign land right now, he was stuck with me. As luck would have it, I know a thing or two about cake decorating.

Camden wanted to do a "camp site" cake, and this is what we came up with. There were quite a few other cakes that were along the same line, but they were all unique so that was great. I just could not get over how many great cakes the boys made. In the end, the pack raised well over a thousand dollars.

This is Camden giving a little background information on his cake to the wonderful auctioneer, Mr. Heath. My boy is a natural when you stick a microphone in front of his face.

I went with the intention of letting both Camden and Griffin bid on a cake. Unfortunately, Griff and I got caught up in the bidding excitement and ended up paying $45.00 for a gigantic lemon cake decorated as a target, with a real arrow sticking out of the top. Neither of them particularly like lemon cake, so basically I payed $45 for an arrow that I won't let either of them touch in fear of someone driving it through their eye socket. Camden really wanted me to "win" our cake so we could keep it, but since I'd spent all but $5 of our cake money on the arrow cake, it went to someone else. We had a great time and my mind is already abuzz with ideas for the next cake auction.


Kate D. said...

Your cake makes me want to go camping. I'm tired of repeating this but you need to start a cake business. You should enter one of those Food Network contests.

Nicky said...

Heather, your cake is amazing! You really do know a thing or two about cake baking! Fantastic creation. I love the story about the lemon cake and the arrow too. Sounds like the 3 of you had a great night.

Lisa said...

What an amazing cake Heather! I agree with Kate!!!

Jen said...

You're so creative and talented! The cake is so great - and I agree with Kate too!

Heather said...

Kate come on out to Idaho and we can go camping in my camper :)

You all are too kind. I have been thinking about getting back into cake decorating, but I have to admit, every time I do a cake anymore, my hand hurts the next day! Darn the old age! Ha!

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog while looking for ideas for our scout cake! Would you please be willing to share with me what you used for the decorations on top! Thank you so much.

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