Monday, April 11, 2016

Making History Sweeter

One of the things I enjoy most about this job is donating cakes and cupcakes for a good cause! And of all the great causes to support in Salisbury, the most fun event for me is the Boot Scootin' Dessert Dash auction during the Denim, Diamonds & Dazzle Fundraiser at Sacred Heart.

How cute is this Tiramisu from last year's Dash? And that fresh strawberry cake! Yum.

It's really pretty simple. Everyone at your table chips in to buy dessert. The table with the highest total gets in line first.  Then the Dash begins!

40. That's right 4-0 bakers and dessert makers from our school and parish
will donate their signature dessert for our buffet.
The highest bid last year went to Micheal Goodman who got in line first 
to choose his mother's freshly piped Cream Puffs. So Sweet!

To make this year even sweeter, all the proceeds from this part of the auction will go to purchase a new history curriculum for Sacred Heart. And that makes this Dessert Dash a really good cause.

There is a whole lot more going on that night than just The Dash. 
I snapped a few good pics from last year's event: 
Can't wait to see this year's ice sculpture. 
It's where all the Diamond and Dazzling appetizers will be.
Whose not dazzled by bacon?
Thank you to Canteen for providing our dazzling menu for the entire evening!

Once the Auction closes, it is time to Get Your Lucky On.
Head on in to the Casino in Brincefield Hall. 
The late night buffet will not disappoint!

Robin Fisher, Camille Denhard, Julianne Goodman, Erin Brinkley and so many other fabulous volunteers are working diligently to make this night Dazzling! Designing the tables, gathering some fabulous items up for auction and keeping the focus on lasting improvments for our students and for those in the years to come. 

The Boot Scootin' Dessert Dash is my favorite event but there are other fabulous raffles and items up for auction, like the Grand Prize Raffle is a trip for 4 to Disney! Including hotel accommodations, daily park passes and a family meal plan. Anyone can purchase raffle tickets and you do not have to be present to win,  The tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. Contact any parent from the school or call the school office if you want to throw your hat in.
Still smiling! Anna served as a waiter and 
I was gearing up to roll out that Casino buffet

The new game this year is "The Good, the Bad and the Lucky" with two trips to choose from for the Lucky Winner. And several great consolation prizes for 4 other Lucky players.

All in all, there is a sit down dinner, three raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, a casino and The Dash! Let's get back to my part of the Dash <3 Deciding what to make last year was easy, I choose the cakes that got the most likes on facebook! Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Wrapped Red Velvet, and Reese's Cup Peanut Butter Cake (ok, that was a new one for me but Y-U-M-O!)

This year, we are Bringing Back the Dazzle! I am taking my desserts up a level. Literally. I am choosing to make three double barrel towering confections to Dazzle the dessert table! Each cake will be two cakes tall and serve a generous 15.

I made this Chocy-Wocky-Do-Dah cake for Catholic Daughter and St. Ann's Circle bake sale last summer. I'll be adding chocolate covered strawberries to the tower.

Next up is this Dazzling Golden Peanut Butter Tower. I have not made it yet but The Cake Blog photos are stunning! Erin Gardner created it and I can not wait to try it!

My third cake will have to be Red Velvet. I mean, hello, what Southern can deny the Dazzling-ness of a chocolate wrapped Red Velvet cake? The one below will be taller. Much taller. Towering. 

We are just three weeks away from the Denim, Diamond & Dazzling Fundraiser for Sacred Heart on Sturday April 30, 2016! I just love that the proceeds from the Boot Scootin' Dessert Dash are going to Make History Sweeter for the students at Sacred Heart! Hope to see you there!

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