Hey my lovelies!
Last Friday, our church hosted a Fundraiser Dinner/Auction to raise money for our church’s Girl’s Camp (and Boy Scout stuff). People generously donated services, bake goods, and desserts. Not only did I sign up for baked goods, but my sister did, too! (and you can guess who she ended up asking to help her make those for her. ;))
After the dinner (which the youth helped prepare AND serve), the Auction began. The “Auctioneer” (Mr. M) did such a great job! We were laughing the entire time!
I took some pictures of the items we donated.
Thumbprint Cookies with a Raspberry filling – my sister made these all by herself. I just talked her through the process:)
Reese’s Cupcakes!!!! Peanut Butter Cupcakes frosted with Chocolate Frosting, sprinkled with Mini Chocolate Chips and Honey Roasted Peanuts, and topped with Honey Bear Grahams!
Reese’s Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting instead of the Chocolate!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and rolled in Powdered Sugar.
A Chocolate Cookie Pizza with Homemade Chocolate Frosting, Pecans, Dark Chocolate M&Ms, Shredded Coconut, Mini Chocolate Chips, drizzled with White Chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels dipped in White Chocolate, topped with Green Sprinkles, and drizzled with Butterscotch. My sister made these. I made both of the other ones.
A Butter Pecan Cake – frosted to look like a Drum (see the drum sticks? ). My sister decorated it. I got to teach her how easy it is to make a two-layered cake.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, dipped in Dark Chocolate and drizzled with White Chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods dipped in Milk Chocolate, rolled in Sliced Almonds, and drizzled with White Chocolate.
Here is what we made in its entirety.
I can barely believe it took up an entire table! Pictured here are some of the Chocolate Covered Pretzels, the Two-Layered “Drum” Cake, some of the Red Velvet Cookies, some of the Reese’s Cupcakes, and the Chocolate Cookie Pizza.
And pictured here are the Thumbprint Cookies, the rest of the Reese’s Cupcakes, the rest of the Red Velvet Cookies, and the rest of the Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
That’s all of it!
Some of the other things donated include a Doughnut “Cake,” which consisted of 48 doughnuts all piled up into a tower — SUPER heavy by the way, Cheesecakes, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and other decorated cakes.
Note: These are NOT the healthiest things. I baked them for the Auction. It was so much fun, and everyone loved them! My sister and I were literally in the kitchen from 8am to after 5pm! No, I am NOT kidding. 9 whole hours!!!
All the hard work that my leaders the other girls put in paid off! The families who attended were so generous! The Fundraiser was a SUCCESS!
Which one looks the best?
Which lovely should I recreate in a healthy way?
P.S. Just to let you know, I do cook. When I cook, I follow other people’s recipes. No, I don’t just eat baked goods all day; when I make something, I INCORPORATE it into my meals. For instance, if I make muffins, I have a couple for breakfast in place of my oats or something.
Nevertheless, I want to get better at cooking. I want to reach out and try something new. In fact, my sister and I just attended a Vegetarian COOKING Class! So much fun! I’ll tell you ALL about it, don’t worry.