Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dessert Auction Part Two

Our first dessert auction we had for the YW girls' camp was a flop. It was on Easter weekend and the week before was general conference so they forgot all about it. Only the YW and their families showed up. So Friday we had part two and we planned this thing the best we could. We made it a big deal. We had so many desserts brought you wouldn't believe it. We had two big tables full plus one little one. By the time we got done with the first table we already had $500. By the time the whole thing was over we had $1170. That was from a total of 45 desserts and the highest bid being $70 for an ice cream dream cake. I know one couple who spent $350 themselves. It was so amazing. One of the YW said she had tears welling up in her eyes as they were keeping a running total. This is way more than we needed but I know we'll put it to good use. We have enough to send all our girls and a leader or two plus some.
The best thing was just being among the ward members and having a good time though. We had a barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers along with chips and salads. There was virtually no clean up and hardly any prep work. We all just got to come and enjoy being there without having to run around like crazy. We had a great auctioneer who kept us laughing the whole time. We also had some members who liked to war with one another.
I made monster cookies and fruit pizza. Which I think went for pretty decent prices, but what I brought home was really awesome. I got some ooey gooey brownies, my friends best choc. chip cookies, a homemade cheesecake made by a member who is known for her cheesecakes, a cherry delight dessert which was delicious and a choc. log. The choc. log was made by a great cook in our ward and it was so good I couldn't believe it. Luckily it was huge so I got to enjoy it three days in a row. The brownies and cookies of course are gone too but we still have the cheesecake and some of the cherry delight left. Yummy! I'd say with the money I paid I really got great deals because they were all so good. I was so happy with the way it all turned out and this will be one dessert auction I won't forget.


Puphigirl said...

I remember cake auctions for scouts. Bro. Hinsdale would always be the highest bidder for dad's cheesecakes.

Ruthykins said...

one time at an auction here this guy with down's syndrome just kept bidding for this huge cookie pie and he didn't have the money to pay for it so the guy next to him paid for it. it was like 80 dollars or something.

greenolive said...

whoa, what a generous guy.

EmmaP said...

you have made me cry reading this. i think e are going to do this next year as a ard activity. i don't care hat the stake pres says! ha!

okeydokeyifine said...

We always had a good tome running up the dollar amount and then trying to back out and let someone else pay the high price for something. Good Times.