Tag Archives: Cystic Fibrosis research

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 .

Baking for Cystic Fibrosis

2 Apr

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

UPDATE 4/6/2016

The bake sale was a huge success and over $2,000.00 was raised for Cystic Fibrosis!  My friend was thrilled and grateful for the communiy support.

This Saturday, April 4, 2015, a determined grandmother will be setting up a card table in front of our local K-Mart and selling fabulous baked goods, She does this every year to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research. Her friends and church family bake the items.

My friend has three precious granddaughters, two of which have active CF and the other one is a carrier. Until Wednesday, I had no idea that Cystic Fibrosis research was largely funded through donations, because Cystic Fibrosis affects a relatively small number of children, in the United States approximately 30,000 and worldwide 70,000.

 Nearly every #cysticfibrosis drug available today was made possible because of @CF_Foundation support. (Click to Tweet)

Today I am baking a triple chocolate buttermilk pound cake for the auction, along with some cookies.


This cake was featured on the cover of the February Southern Living Magazine and I made it during our stay in Florida. It was incredible!  It seems the recipe came from a professional baker who charges cake lovers  $36.00  to take one home or have it shipped!  If you would like to make it, here is the RECIPE.  I don’t add the white frosting since it has buttermilk in it and I am not sure if it would require refrigeration. Would love for my baker friends to weigh in on this as I think the white makes the cake look great.

If you would like to know more about Cystic Fibrosis you can visit the Cystic Foundation home page and if you have an opportunity to give, I know these three girls and their family would be grateful. Thanks to research, these girls already have a brighter future  than children in the past.

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