Back to School Bake Sale!

5 Aug

Back to School Bake Sale!

As many of you know, I’m applying to go back to school this fall! I’m so excited and really looking forward to it.  Every night I’ve been studying for the GMAT (hence the lack of cakes this month).  I take the GMAT on August 17 and I’m feeling confident I can do well.

What I am not so confident about is the cost of applying to business schools and lack of income for two years while in school.  To compensate for this and help me through this exciting time, I’m having a bake sale!!!

Here is how it works.  It is going to be an auction for some holiday cakes.  I know the holidays seem far away, but it is never too early to start planning!  What better way to make this year special than with a custom cake!  A description of what is being bid on is listed below.  I’ll update the price in the order I receive the bids.   To bid please leave a comment or send an e-mail ( with the following information:

1.  Name

2. E-mail address

3. What holiday cake you are bidding on

4. Price you are willing to pay

These are custom cakes, so I’ll do my best to create whatever your heart desires.  If you win a cake, we will have a session, either in person or over the phone, to design the perfect cake for you.

The auction will close on September 14, 2009 (my birthday) at midnight.  Payments must be received by October 1, 2009 or your cake will be given to the next bidder.  I can only take cash or check, but if this is going to be a problem just e-mail me and we can work something out like pay pal.

Sorry I can only deliver within a 100-mile radius of Ithaca, NY.

When we have our design session, we will discuss delivery and work out a time that best suits your needs on the day the cake will be delivered.  One week prior to deliver, I will confirm those details with you.

My goal in this auction is to raise enough money to cover my expenses while applying to business school and to create an amazing cake to make your holiday’s memorable.  Custom cakes from established bakeries usually start out around $1,000.  I hope that I provide you with this unique experience for much less while still reaching my goal.

Enough with the details! Time for the sweet stuff. 😉

The Cakes!

1.  Halloween Party Cake!

Bid Starting at $100

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so I suspect there will be a lot of parties!   If you’re planning on having a Halloween party let the centerpiece be a custom cake.  If you’re not having a party, this is a great way to impress your trick-or-treater’s! Some cake ideas for Halloween

  • 3D haunted house
  • 3D grave yard
  • 3D pupkin
  • Witch’s Hat
  • Theme stacked or tiered cake
  • Cupcake Tower
  • Anything you can imagine!
  • Halloween Idean from Wilton's web page

    Halloween Idea from Wilton's web page

2.  Thanksgiving

Bid Starting at $100

Make the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving feast a unique cake custom designed to suit your taste.  If you are having an intimate dinner with your immediate family this could be a great way to make this dinner stand out.  Likewise, a custom cake could be the center of conversations for a large family gathering.  Let me take some of the holiday pressure off you in the kitchen and create a masterpiece!

  • Cheesecake covered in falling leaves
  • Tiered/stacked cake
  • Cornucopia with fruits and vegetables.
  • Thanksgiving table
  • Any idea you have, I’ll try to make it!
  • Thanksgiving Idea From Wilton

    Thanksgiving Idea From Wilton

3. Christmas

Bid Starting at $100

There is so much going on at Christmas let me take some of that stress away from you.  A custom cake could be a great gift or an excellent addition to your family’s holiday.  The possibilities of what this cake could be are endless!  Get in the Christmas spirit and let your imagination run wild!

  • Christmas wreath
  • Christmas House
  • Christmas Tree
  • Ornaments
  • Presents
  • Winter wonderland
  • Staked or Tiered Cake
  • Let your imagination go wild
  • Christmas/Winter Idea from Wilton

    Christmas/Winter Idea from Wilton

Thanks so much for looking and possibly bidding.  If you have another occasion in the near future that you’d like a custom cake for, please let me know.  I’d be happy to work with you and create the perfect cake for your event!


One Response to “Back to School Bake Sale!”

  1. Mom S. August 9, 2009 at 2:25 am #

    Terry, you are such a brave little soul. You bring tears to my eyes. We’ll try to help you by mid September. Ask Dan to help you bake, I know he will. (Remind him Santa is coming.) I wish we were there. God bless your efforts.

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