Throwback Thursday–Prior Post 3/28/13–Scout Cake Auction

Recently we had a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for our boy scout troop.  It included a cake auction and the boys were asked to donate a cake they had made.  Some of the boys made desserts, but clearly some of the parents helped out as well.

blog cake

Pretty sure this guy’s mom helped him out juuuuuust a little, the frosting job is pretty good for a 12-year-old.

blog cinnamon cake

 This is a cinnamon roll cake my oldest boy made.  He found it on Pinterest.  Here is the link to the original recipe.

blog cupcake 1

I decided to help my second-oldest boy out by making a back-up batch of cupcakes to donate.  My friend who was in charge told me themed items seemed to raise the most money last year, so I decided to try a variation on a fun idea I’d seen on YouTube.  I found red and white polka-dot cupcake liners, and baked dark chocolate cupcakes in them.

blog cupcake2

While they cooled, I covered a cut and taped cereal box in aluminum foil.  (Don’t you love my beat-up table?  Someday I’m going to refinish it.)

blog cupcake3

Next, I used double-sided tape to wrap a red polka-dot grosgrain  ribbon around the box


Then I used my Mickey Mouse punch to punch Mickey heads out of black card stock.  I affixed those to the box using the double-sided tape.  (You can really see the glory of the table in this shot.)

blog cupcake4

I frosted the cupcakes with a dark chocolate and pushed mini-Oreos in for the ears.  I used plenty of frosting, so I didn’t need any toothpicks.  I left some of them like that, but I also sprinkled crushed Oreos on top as well.

blog cupcake 5

The finished product. I’m pleased to say they raised $50 for the troop.  We had just enough left over for each family member to get one and they were a hit!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s