6/08/2010

WE WON!!!

Today the kids and I went down to a beautiful Kroger downtown. I got to Participate in the Bringing Hope to the Table program that Kroger has partnered with. They launched with a "Cake-off" where they paired local "celebrities" with Kroger pastry chef's to decorate a cake.

Shhh! My favorite "celebrity"? I have ALWAYS wanted to meet Erin of Jane4Girls, she is another Houston deal blogger who has an annual grocery budget of $800, you can take a look at her blog HERE.

The kids were mostly well behaved... thank goodness Suzanne D. came with me and herded children while I was cake decorating!

There were 8 of us, we were all given cake decorating supplies and a 1/2 white sheet cake. My pastry chef partner was just as worried as I was I think, if I heard her right, she just started decorating cakes herself! She was a doll and so sweet!

She supervised and I "decorated". You might notice on my left Sherri Williams form Channel 11, when the kids and I are on T.V. Sherri usually does the interviews. We were surprised to see each other! The Man on my right is the Food Editor for The Houston Chronicle.


Someone just lost their first tooth....

They announced the first 3 winners, very cute prizes, "the most calories", "the most sprinkles" and, and, and, we can't remember the last one! Sorry!

Then they announced the Grand Prize... this is my VERY surprised face! We Won!!! I was honestly shocked, those news anchors sure know how to decorate a cake! I did joke and tell them I clearly had an unfair advantage, I decorate at least 7 cakes a year!
MyLitter.com was awarded with a $1,000 donation to the Houston Food Bank in my name! What a really cool day!

The kids were really excited at first and then after more explanation, they realized the check was not for them :) But when they finally understood they were excited again at how much food it was going to buy for other kids.

Here are some of the cakes, it was not my favorite to be standing in line with all the cute little anchors. I am telling you, if you think they are pretty on T.V. you should see them in person! If they were not on T.V. they should have been in magazines!

Then there was me, with 6 little kids and about to explode with another one! Always humbling to say the least!
We had 2 themes that we had to choose from, I choose Hope and Happiness. So I did a really bright, colorful and fun cake!
The best part at the end, just ask the kids....

We got to take the cake home! Oh goodie!
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17 comments:

Sylvia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! And my friend, YOU are just as beautiful shining from the inside to the outside (you just don't see it like the rest of us...)


Way to GO!

Marissa said...

That is really cool. It would be neat to be part of an event like that. Good Job Tiff.

Emily Heizer Photography said...

CONGRATULTIONS!! That's awesome! What'a great day and deal!


I think it's time for a pregnancy update Tiff, don't you think?! How far along are we are yet? lol

Julia said...

Yay congrats!

123 checkoutourfamily said...

Congrats! that's awesome.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your win! Your cake is cute & the donation is awesome!

ncbell240 said...

AWESOME...Way to go Tiffany!!

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much everyone! We had a ton of fun!
Emily, I have 4 more weeks! Crazy huh!

M and W said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for you! You looked amazing Tiffany don't worry!!!

Col Sanders said...

Congrats, I'll be over for some cake!

Tanya said...

Congrats! Looks like fun!

kari said...

How fun for you and the kids! I love the lettering dots! So creative!

Angela said...

First of all, Congratulations! Second of all, somehow it wasn't until this post that I realized that you are pregnant...not sure how I missed that. So just wondering--is your blog going to change to "my litter of seven"? :) Congratulations on the upcoming baby even more than the cake! We love babies around our house, although we "only" have five children right now. Love your blog!

Tracy said...

Way to go! I love the picture of you smiling while your children are holding the check. (such a sweet mama)

Deb said...

That's awesome! Congratulations. :D

sarah k. said...

tiffany~ you look great! and this was a wonderful post! i agree with tracy... the picture of you smiling in the background while your kids pose with the check is the best. :) congratulations!

Bregelle Whitworth Davis said...

Congrats! We are so proud of all your hard work for your family and the community. Keep up the great work.