Archive for December, 2011

Going Once, Going Twice…

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The Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center holds an annual silent auction to raise funds for equipment and program needs, so I offered up some “custom cupcakes” for people to bid on.  I wanted to provide samples since the actual auction item would be baked/delivered at a future date, so I made mini gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  I used this excellent recipe I found online for the cake batter, but stuck with my own (somewhat improvised) cream cheese frosting recipe.  I used red candy-coated chocolate balls for the berries and tinted some frosting green to pipe the holly leaves with Wilton Decorating Tip #352.

The Strength to Get Things Done

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Last night’s Seattle Movember Gala event over in Fremont was a blast!  I enjoyed seeing all of the creative costume ideas, especially since I missed out on Halloween this year – even more entertaining being in a room packed with mustaches: some epic and some just downright scary.  Here’s my costume, which I fully intent to re-use for Halloween next year:

Congrats to everyone that participated in Movember this year – we had an outstanding season… but a huge pat on the back to all of Microsoft who collectively raised over $100k (USD) across the globe BEFORE any applicable gift matching.  Everyone did a phenomenal job this year, and I can’t wait for Movember 2012!

Read more about Microsoft’s efforts here.  It’s not to late to contribute: make a donation here.

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