Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Its "Bake-a-Cake-at-Work" DAY!!!!

Dillon and Holly are making a birthday cake for 826DC! play by play photos are at the end of this post.

Never heard of 826DC?
826DC is a writing center in Washington, DC that provides free tutoring, educational programming, and writers' workshops for kids in DC ages 6-18. It is housed in the Museum of Unnatural History in the Columbia Heights. 826DC is the newest of eight national chapters across the US. (You may be familiar with their other branches housed in: the Pirate Supply store in San Francisco, Time Travel Mart in LA, Super Hero Supply store in Brooklyn, Boring Store in Chicago, Space Travel Store in Seattle, the Big Foot Research Center in Boston, or the Robot Supply Store in Ann Arbor.) If you're ever in the neighborhood, stop by the store and pick up a bottle of unicorn tears or a bottle of utter darkness. Dillon volunteers there part time, so you can say hello to her too! Check them out on facebook.

For their first anniversary, 826DC is celebrating and fundraising for the entire month of October. They've set a fundraising goal of raising $826 per day throughout the month of October. Please help them meet their goal so the children of Washington, DC have a bright, shiny future!


Poppi Girls

Dillon is in charge of the baking of the cake - its going to be a REEALLY big cake! Since Holly is our in house Cake embellish-er, she'll be doing the decorating.

First, get all of your ingredients ready to go.

Measure twice, bake once...

did I mention, it was a red velvet cake?

out of the oven, and now all we have to do is wait for it to cool.....AND bake another one.

COMING SOON the pics of....Holly's decorating extravaganza....
in the meantime... here is a shot of the cake Holly made for Dawn's Birthday. Her oven had a hot spot, so, she kindly steered us away from eating the burnt part.