Okay, an update on the cake. Paula Deen's Coconut cake. The one I spent THREE DAYS preparing for the auction. I placed it on the auction table all the while noting that Wilma K didn't bring her pumpkin roll. Things were looking good. I really thought I had a chance to make the most money for the youth group at the dessert auction. I mean really. Paula Deen's Coconut cake? How could I go wrong. I was set for success. This was going to be my year. I could feel it in my bones. Until. Until my son-in-law contracted someone in his family to make homemade caramels. Each one individually wrapped in waxed paper looking for all the world like they came from Mr. Olsen's Mercantile in Walnut Grove. They were displayed beautifully in a tall large old-fashioned jar adorned with ribbons and an ornament. Not one jar. Two jars! Two large tall old fashioned jars of homemade caramels. Life isn't fair sometimes. One jar sold for $200. The next jar sold for $175. And Paula Deen's Coconut cake? It got third place selling for $150.
Anyone have any ideas for next year?
Seriously, the auction did great and the money goes to a great cause. It is going to help fund some of our teens on a mission trip next summer. It's always a fun thing and it is a pleasure to contribute to it. The competitive spirit is all in good fun! (lest you think I'm upset with my caramel contracting son-in-law!)