Weekend roundup: Oh The Places You’ll Go

seuss cakeWhen the fine folks over at the School of the Arts (SOTA) invited us to participate in their fundraiser by donating a cake we jumped at the opportunity. What a way to give back to the community and for Blossom (cake designer supreme) to flex her A+mazing cake design and decorating skills. The fundraiser was the last of a year and a half long effort fof  SOTA to raise money for 17 very talented performing arts students, faculty, and parent chaperones to spend 10 days in Scotland to attend the Edinburgh Festival Fridge. This prestigious honor is bestowed to only the best performing arts high school students from around the world. The fundraiser held this past Friday was a performance of the hit broadway play Seussical the Musical and a Cake Design Contest held after. Many weeks of practicing were evident as the students took the stage and sang and dance their heart out much to the delight of the audience.

Of course the cake design contest is where we truly had to prepare. The rules were simple. Create a cake around the theme of Dr. Seuss and attendees will vote on their favorite design. The winner receives praise, affirmation, and an ad in the schools 2014-2015 play bill. I won’t go into the hours of hard work, sweat, and tears that went into Blossom’s design and production, but I will say that her tenacity, attention to detail and perseverance are unparalleled. All the things that could have gone wrong that day did go wrong that day. It was like we were in the twilight zone stuck in a series of unfortunate events.  However, in the words of Tim Gunn we made it work despite these behind the scenes snafus. Our perseverance paid off and our fish bowl themed carrot cake won the night. Actually we tied but a win is a win!  All in all we had a wonderful evening. We got to see an awesome play and made contact with some amazing people. Who knew back then when all of this was just a dream all the places we would go? The best is yet to come and I can’t wait to find out.


all the places

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