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.
Pretty sure this guy's mom helped him out juuuuuust a little, the frosting job is pretty good for a 12-year-old.
This is a cinnamon roll cake my oldest boy made. He found it on Pinterest. Here is the link to the original recipe.
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
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!