Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kelly's Cake Off for a Cause

Wow, where do I begin with this post?  It's going to be a very long one.  Go pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable because I think this will be my favorite post.

I told all of you a while back of why I felt so passionate about Ovarian Cancer Research and there were a few that were touch by this horrific disease with relatives, close frieds and co-workers.

Many of you may know that Kelly Ripa is a baking enthusiast.  She teamed up with accomplished master baker decorator, Buddy Valastro, from TLC's "Cake Boss".  Fifteen food bloggers from across the country decorated some lavish cakes for a cause.  Keely and Buddy teamed up with Electrolux in support of the Ovarian Cancer research Fund.

So starting today, exclusively at Kelly Confidential you can cast your for your favorite cake which I hope is the one my team decorated!  For every vote cast, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF as a part of it's $500,000 committment to help figth ovarian cancer.


Visitors to the Web site can get in on cake decorating too!  You can decorate and send a special virtual cake to a friend, family member or someone else you love.  Each day you send a cake, Electrolux will donate another $1 to OCRF.  Plus!!!  There's always a plus!  Buddy's top cake decorating tips are available!  Now that's a freebie you just can't pass up!



Everyone who logs on the the Kelly Confidential site and sends a virtual cake will automatically be entered for a chance to win a new induction range from Electrolux!!!  Now, if that doesn't get you clicking, nothing will.



Kelly and Buddy were wonderful.  They came around and talked to all of us like familiar friends.  Buddy helped each team and didn't fire any off us! 



Before I show you the cakes I need to give you a little background on what we were assigned to do.



We were all assigned a theme and our theme was the hardest.  All the the embellishments on our cake had to be piped and no one on our team bakes, we all cook.  The other cakes were embellished with fondant.  The embellishments were cut out with cookie cutters and fastened to the cake.  The fondant cakes were stunning...ours not so much.  Our cake wasn't the prettiest, but vote for it anyway - PLEASE!!!  Tell your friends, facebook it, tweet it....get our cake all the votes you can get!



Our cake "Here Comes the Sun"



"Take a Bow"



"Snow Day"



"Mod Squad"



"Fall for Me"



We had a great time - vote as many times as you can!

..and Diva, I had a great time going to dinner with you tonight!  You are a doll and I hope we can meet up again. 


56 comments:

JodieMo said...

I think you guys did great! You should see the cakes that have come out of my kitchen...not pretty.
I'll definitely vote for you!

Julie said...

Beautiful cakes for a great cause!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Ohmigosh!!! Beeeautiful!!! You've got my vote!

Mary said...

very cool!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful cakes, Katherine, and what a great experience you had I'm sure. I hope your team wins... Your cake was GREAT... All of them were.

Congrats again for getting this great opportunity. Hope you got home safely. The weather STINKS....

Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Betsy

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Great cakes for a great cause! Yours came out adorable!

Sophie said...

What a grand story & how excitingbthis was for you! Yeah!! all od the cakes look georgous!!

Your cake was grand!

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous cakes and I love the cake that your team decorated! You've definitely got my vote!

Treehouse Chef said...

I would love to meet Kelly Ripa. She seems so nice. I think you did an outstanding job on the cake! Thanks for sharing.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Fantastic job. For a great wonderful cause too!

teresa said...

so so fun! i'll definitely vote for you!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I've got my cup of tea, I'm in my jammies, and I'm enjoying every word of your post. The cakes look fantastic - great pics - and I loved hearing all about your day. I wish I could have been there too.

Now, I'm off to vote for you!

Again, loved meeting you. I had such a good time last night! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

i love the cake Boss show... very funny.

Good for you, how exciting. hope you made it out of town before the snow syarts

Debbie said...

What a wonderful post! You know you have my vote. All the cakes are just beautiful and what a cause to support!!!! Lovely pics Katherine...looks like so much fun!

steph said...

Looks like you had a great time! The cakes are beautiful. Hope you made it home ok before the blizzard hit.

Marjie said...

Those are all nice cakes, but I like your sunflowers; they're original!

Which one are you in the group photo?

And did you get out of NYC in time, or shall I leave the welcome mat out?

Serendipity said...

Saw your comment at Blond Duck's - off to vote for your cake :)

buffalodick said...

What a cool time you had!

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG!! How cool is THIS!! I am going to click and vote for your cake!!

The Blonde Duck said...

How exciting!!! I love the pictures!

doggybloggy said...

ok - voting for the "sun king" cake - good luck and it looks like you had a great time - too bad the weather is crap otherwise we could meet....

Linda said...

I love the cake-off shows and the cakes are beautiful!

Helene said...

All of these cakes are beautiful.

Pam said...

What a fun time! Your cake looks really great... they all do. I hope you win.

Barbara said...

What a wonderful cause, Katherine! Of course I voted for you! Who else?

Together We Save said...

That is awesome... I love Cake Boss!!

Sandra said...

I'll go vote for you but it's just a good thing you're not the Snow Day cake 'cause I would not, could not vote for you.
I'm breaking through waist deep drifts to get to the barn to feed horses, sheep and barn cats. I love winter and love snow but will have to vote for a springier type cake -smile-.

Chow and Chatter said...

will vote for you its cute have fun lol

Debbie said...

You look so pretty and happy! And what is up with everyone else getting to cut and paste and you all having to do all the fancy stuff? But, never fear. My vote will be for you.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What an awesome experience! The cakes all look gorgeous, as do you - you are beaming!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What fun for a great cause Katherine! I love your cake and you definitely have my vote!

Cathy said...

You got my vote, Katherine. That experience must have been so much fun. Hope you didn't get caught in the mother of all blizzards.

Velva said...

This was an awesome post!!! Your cake got my vote. Thanks for sharing-what a wonderful opportunity.

Gladys said...

How very awesome! I am so excited for you.

Laurie said...

You have my vote for sure! I sure missed alot in my break from bloggerland, but I'm glad to be back in time to support such a wonderful cause.

I'm so happy you had such a grand adventure! And you had dinner with Diva...Wow!

tamilyn said...

Oh honey, you would not have been able to tell it was a flower if I had been decorating that cake!

What fun and what a great event/cause. I will go check it out.

Umm, is it just me or does Kelly seem EXTREMELY tanned? It looks a little weird.....just saying....

Jennifer said...

Who-hoot!!! So proud of all of you! I am doing a post today so cna I use any of your photos of the ckaes?

Katherine Aucoin said...

Jen since my content is portected by copyright, I would rather share some of the art from the media kit we were given.

Jennifer said...

HI Katherine-i took it down. I did not know copyrighted as saw the images of the cakes on other sites and got super exicted for all food bloggers. They are removed. Glad you had a great time!

Mary said...

Katherine, it must have been a thrill to participate. It looks like you all had a blast. I'm heading over to cast my vote. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Penny said...

Great job Katherine, I am voting for you.

Claudia said...

Voted. Beautiful job, Katherine for a very important cause. Yay for you.

The Blonde Duck said...

I voted!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Oh I wish I had a chance to meet you! I hope your trip back home was comfortable. The cakes look fantastic!!!

Steph said...

Wow!! That's tooo cool.

theUngourmet said...

Those are fantastic! Looks like too much fun and all for such a terrific cause. Great photos!

Laurie said...

Katherine, I tried to vote for you last night, but ran into technical trouble. I had to register and then wait until I got an email confirmation. The email never came. When I tried to vote today, I got a message that my registration is not confirmed. When I tried to reregister, it said my email address is already in use. Has anyone else had this problem?

Joanne said...

It looks like you had such an awesome time! Your cake is absolutely gorgeous. It is so colorful and (don't tell) my favorite by far.

No worries about not meeting. I wish we had been able to but I totally understand...looks like you were INSANELY busy. Next time - and there will BE a next time.

Jessica said...

check out www.creativedesignscakes.com for the next big thing in the world of cake decorating...no need to buy the big new cricut cakes when you can use the one that is already out there. I just LOVE Linda McClure's DVD and ideas!

Queen B. said...

ooooo my gosh, what a wonderful post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You Lucky Girl !

Katy ~ said...

I LUUUUVRE your cake. It's BEA-U-
TI-FUL because it comes from the heart. You got my vote.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I thought your cake was REALLY pretty! :)

It was so nice to meet you! Your blog is now in my google reader...yay!

Hope you survived the snow!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you won!

buffalodick said...

Tried to vote- numerous times! What an idiotic format! Camo cake or not, I am always on your side!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

A great way to help in a cause...doing good by doing something you love...
I've voted!

Ash said...

This is great!!