Thursday, 11 February 2010

A cupcake by any other name would taste as sweet

Since the terrible earthquake disaster in Haiti, my pupils have been ever so busy organising many different events to raise money to help. I've been so impressed with their compassion, commitment and organisation; it restores your faith in the youth of today. Of course, I've supported them in their endeavours, but after reading a story about a woman scrabbling through the rubble of her house looking for her five year old daughter, I was moved to tears and thought that I should do more than just give money.

I can't run a marathon or climb a mountain like some of our staff do for charity, but I can bake pretty nice cupcakes, so I decided to make some Valentine cupcakes, sell them in the staffroom and then donate the proceeds to Shelterbox who I discovered through Bloggers for Haiti.

I've been working like a demon in the kitchen for the last three evenings and here are some of my offerings:

(I've made four dozen of these!)

Of course, daughter saw me making cakes and wanted to make some of her own, so I furnished her with some cakes, icings and toppings and here are her offerings:



A chip off the old block, I think!


17 comments:

libby said...

Well done you...those cakes (both sets!) look fabulous....

xoxo... t said...

They're beautiful!

Maggie May said...

I just love them...... both sets of cakes!
Glad the pupils are doing things for Haiti..... especially as we have no news about them now, on the ordinary News, that is.

Nuts in May

Fab, feisty and fifty... said...

four dozen?? are you bloody superwoman!! bloody hell..

Nicol said...

Fantastic idea and I'm sure that your cupcakes will sell quickly. Not only because it's for a good cause but because they are beautiful!

SMS said...

They look too good to eat!

Polly said...

They look amazing and I think its a wonderful idea, evert bit counts.

auntiegwen said...

Oh they look so yummy !

Kelloggsville said...

slightly perturbed that your daughters look better than mine normally do!! wish I was in your staff room today (simply eating no work wanted!)

English Mum said...

Wow, they're utterly beautiful! You MUST enter them in the cupcake challenge? xx

http://englishmum.com/2010/02/08/the-great-cupcake-challenge/

xx

Catharine Withenay said...

They look great! I hope you raise lots of money. The cakes certainly deserve it, and undoubtedly the people of Haiti do too.

MrsW said...

Those are stunning! I saw a girl in town today delivering a tower of cupcakes all wrapped in cellophane - I was in awe but frankly they look rubbish now I've seen yours :)

rosiero said...

You've both made a fabulous job of those cakes. I hope you make a lot of money for Haiti. I donated to the appeal a few weeks ago but I am concerned that the aid has not been getting through to the right places.

Working Mum said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments. My cupcakes went down a storm in the staffroom and made £90 for Shelterbox!

Felinedream said...

Those cakes look amazing.

Our pupils are doing a 3 hour sponsored silence next Friday. This is a huge thing for them so I'm hoping all goes well.

English Mum said...

OMG just seen your donation to the @Shelterbox appeal. You absolute legend - over £120! Thanks so much xxxxx

scrappysue said...

yuuuuum!!!