posted Monday Oct 06, 2014 at 08:14 AM by Anne Yorks
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For months, I have been participating on a committee at my daughter's school to plan our fall fundraiser. And, after months of planning the 1st Annual Auction took place this past Friday night! So many local business, families and donors contributed to this event and made it a huge success!
I was in charge of the dessert tables. It was FOUR TABLES!!! What a fun project! Thankfully, our school is FULL of bakers and dozens of families pitched in to make this the tastiest dessert display EVER! We also had a few generous local donors to help with our treats: Delectable Delights, M & C Cakery, and the Village Eatinghouse all helped us with the desserts!
I scoured the internet for lots of sports dessert table ideas. I even set up a pin board to collect my favorite ideas...check it out here ... http://www.pinterest.com/flourboxbakery/sports-dessert-table-ideas/. I loved the green 'field' tabletops and the black and white 'referee-style' drapes as the backdrop. There was also a pennant banner hanging across the back with our school name!
An awesome builder helped out with making custom 'bleachers' for our popcorn tables. I didn't make too many baked goods since I was responsible for set-up. But I did make several trays of cookies!!
A friend from the committee and my mother-in-law helped me make dozens of chocolate covered oreo pops. We really had fun with these! I made the 'sports candies' ahead of time (as royal icing transfers) and then we just popped the candies on while the chocolate was still melted and wet. Each pop was a different flavored oreo!
Do you love the pop stands!?! They are awesome!! There is actually a 2nd hidden shelf inside the box to keep the pops steady! No wiggling! They are sturdy and reusable. You can find these awesome box pop stands at BRP Box Shop ... check out this link to all the 'pop' box options ... http://www.brpboxshop.com/cake-pop-boxes.html! Thanks BRP for helping me with this awesome display!!!
So many bakers contributed to the tables. We had hundreds of truffles, cookies, brownies, lemon bars, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecake bites, whoopie pies, and so much more!
Here are two of my favorite projects...
This 2-layer soccer kids cake was awesome! The kids were actually modeled after the baker's children and their friends! How cute! I can't imagine the hours it took to make these figurines!! The baker is an attorney by day and a cake decorate by night! Talk about talented!!
And how about the perfection of this cake??? There were actually two of these made for the tables - made by a hobby-decorator. Maybe she needs to go pro!!!!
I also loved that the soccer ball cakes were in our school colors!
One of the most popular treats was a coconut pie donated by The Village Eatinghouse.
This pie disappeared within 30 minutes of our guests arriving! Just crumbs were left on the plate!
There were lots of bite-sized treats on the tables...and they were most popular since guests wanted to try multiple treats! The pumpkin spice and red velvet mini cupcakes from M & C Cakery were DELIGHTFUL (I know...I tried them both!)
They might be mini, but they were packed with lots of great flavor!!
Several dozen regular sized cupcakes came from Heather at Delectable Delights! She had fun with the sports theme and decorated the tops of the cupcakes as baseballs and footballs.
Is your mouth watering yet?? Here are a few more photos of the amazing treats at the event!
Thank you so much to all the bakers and donors that make this amazing project possible! I can't wait to start planning for next year!!
Have a sweet day,