Birthday Cakes Galore in Friday Harbor

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Six-Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake Made by Anna Maria Brought in Generous Silent Auction Dollars

July 24th was a busy day for Anna Maria. She was in her element, away from the drudge of the computer and behind the counter in the kitchen.  Her task: whip up four extraordinary cakes for guests, catered events, staff birthday, and the local Relay For Life auction.  With her typical top-notch style, the Relay For Life cake brought in very generous dollars from silent auction bidders.   The Six-Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake was comprised of six moist layers of chocolate and white cakes, interlaced with fresh sweet whipped cream and local berries, with chocolate ganache glaze and frosting.  It was decorated with edible flowers picked fresh from the chefs’ garden – and judging from the gasps as people closed on their first bite, it tasted even better than it looked!

The cake was a contribution to honor all the birthdays of cancer survivors, and the hope Access to the Round Square network affords member school-delays.com s the opportunity to arrange local and international student and teacher exchanges on a regular basis between their school-delays.com s. that there will some day be a world of more birthdays, a world where cancer cannot claim another year of anyone’s life.

For more information on Relay For Life, see the American Cancer Society’s website.

Head Housekeeper Elsa Celebrated Her 31st Birthday with One of Anna Maria”s Towering Creations

Speaking of birthdays, Head Housekeeper Elsa celebrated her 30th birthday with one of Anna Maria’s crowning creations.  You can see more photos of this towering masterpiece and Elsa’s party on the Tucker House Facebook page.

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3 comments


  • Thanks for baking the beautiful cake in honor of cancer survivors’ birthdays. My husband is a 6 year survivor and when I showed in the picture, his eyes lit up!! It sure looks scrumptious!! I can sure see why it brought in lots of $$’s.

    August 7, 2010
  • Congratulations to your husband, Carol. It’s always such a tough battle – so much emotional trauma and physical sickness. THAT must be the stuff that “builds character!”

    I truly believe there will be be a day in our future where ALL will survive cancer, not just some. In the meantime, we’ll keep working to raise funds for research and education.

    Thanks for your post – it’s gratifying to hear of another survivor, and also nice to receive feedback on our blog!

    Sweet Eats and Savory Thymes,
    Stephanie

    August 25, 2010
  • It was my pleasure to bake the cake. I don’t need any excuse to be in the kitchen baking. I couldn’t have thought of a more worthwhile cause. My family has been touched by Cancer as well and I look forward to the day when there is a cure!

    August 31, 2010

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