Baking for a Cure

31 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

Our friends Betsy and R.M. have two precious granddaughters. They are smart, creative, and fun. They are also fighting Cystic Fibrosis, and research for a cure is cruelly underfunded. That’s why every year Betsy heads up a bake sale to help fund research.

The sale is held on the sidewalk at K-Mart and the ladies of our church pitch in to create some amazing cakes and other sweets. I made two cakes for the sale, a chocolate cherry bundt cake and a ring of fudge bundt with coconut cream cheese filling. To my horror, when I went to take the ring of fudge cake out of the pan, it stuck. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I took my remaining cake to the church and told them my sad tale. We began to toss around some ideas on how to salvage the damaged cake. At first I thought of cutting it into slices but packaging them seemed to be an obstacle. Then we hit on the idea of cutting the cake into quarters. Fantastic idea! A lot of people don’t want to eat a whole cake but a half or quarter would be perfect. I drove home, cut the cake into sections, covered them in plastic wrap and to make it look more attractive, I added some curling ribbon in spring colors. I was happy to be able to revive the cake for two reasons. One, because I truly wanted the cake to be sold to raise money and second, the temptation to eat the cake myself was removed. : )

If you would like to know more about Cystic Fibrosis, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation .

5 Responses to “Baking for a Cure”

  1. elysesalpeter April 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    I am such a terrible baker that I get so upset when I make something for a fundraiser and inevitably I screw it up. I screwed up chocolate chip cookies once… sigh. I’m glad that you were able to salvage it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Old Things R New April 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

      I have had chocolate chip cookie failure too, Elyse. I think there is a secret step that successful bakers aren’t sharing.


  2. Scott Bury April 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    But how do you keep the cake from sticking next time?


    • Old Things R New April 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

      No problem, I am not going to use that pan again when the cake is going out in “public”,


  3. dianequicksilvernovels April 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    Clever idea! I know that many people would prefer to indulge on a small section of cake rather than “pig out” with a whole cake. I’ll bet those pieces sold well. Glad to hear those ladies are willing to work hard for a good cause.

    Liked by 1 person

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