A couple of my generous friends who sponsored me in the Rope for Hope asked to cash their cake in for Father’s Day. It was for an Opa who likes to play cards and dominoes. Cards seemed pretty intricate, so I opted for a dominoes theme.
It was a square vanilla cake, and I used marzipan to cover it with the hope that it would look a bit like a card table. I made the dominoes out of white fondant, using an edible black marker to draw all the dots.
I actually had to look up the rules again to make sure I was going to be placing them correctly!
Just over a month ago I signed up for our local Make-a-Wish Foundation’s Rope for Hope, where I need to raise a certain amount of money for the Foundation in order to get the chance to rappel down the side of a city skyscraper. As incentive to make donations I offered my donors various amounts of baked goods for various amounts of donations. (You can check out my spiel by clicking here). The response has been amazing!
I started honouring some of the baking requests last week in a bit of an unconventional way. Two of the generous donors were my brother and his family, and a longtime friend and her family, who all happen to live on the west coast. It also happened to be my brother’s 40th birthday last week. So I decided to surprise him for his birthday and delivered his stuff, and my friend’s, in person! I travelled from London, ON, to Vancouver, BC with several dozen cookies and two birthday cakes in my suitcase!
I made the cakes and decorations ahead, froze them, then packaged them up as securely as I could on departure day and hoped for the best! It all went surprisingly well. Following is a photo essay of the adventure.