12 Aug

Let’s Eat Cake… for a Cause!

Let's Eat Cake! fundraiser

I’m really excited to share something extra-worthwhile with you today! I know this post is a little longer than usual, but I’m hoping you’ll take a few extra minutes to read through it…

Masterpiece Weddings, an event coordination agency founded by Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is working really hard to put on an amazing fundraiser in February called Let’s Eat Cake! – which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – an incredible organization that’s dedicated to treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Let's Eat Cake! fundraiser

The goal of Let’s Eat Cake! is to donate at least $50,000 to this deserving organization (Wow!), and 100% of the proceeds will be directly donated to St. Jude. Let’s Eat Cake! will include a cake design and taste challenge, as well as a live cake auction.  Professional pastry chefs from all over the southeast will be competing, and aspiring pastry chefs and at-home bakers will also be invited to compete in the amateur division. Local and celebrity judges have volunteered their time to judge the event! Click here for full details (PDF).

Melissa & friends are making such a great effort here, and I wanted to reach out to HWTM readers and encourage you to support Let’s Eat Cake! and St. Jude. $50K is a big goal – let’s help them reach it! The event is a little ways off, but it will definitely take some time to reach the goal! Every little bit helps…and there are a few different ways you can get involved:

1. Sponsorships
Sponsorships range from Cake Lovers! ($100), which includes 1 ticket to the event and an acknowledgement on the Let’s Eat Cake! Blog all the way up to Cornerstone ($5K), which includes everything from tickets and co-branded marketing to VIP access to celebrity attendees, VIP tasting, and so much more! There are also several levels of sponsorship in between. Click here to download the PDF for full details.

2. General Donations
You can donate any amount you’d like via PayPal. This is great if you’re not in the area and would still like to contribute. You can access the donation link via the right sidebar on the Let’s Eat Cake! Blog.

3. In-Kind Sponsors (product & service donations)
If you’d like to donate products or services either for the event itself or to be utilized as prizes for the winners, that would be great! Please contact melissa@masterpieceweddings.com to work out all the details.

4. Help spread the word!
If you’re a fellow blogger – it would be great if you could help spread the word on your own blog. If you’re a PR specialist, please consider reaching out to your clients for participation via prize donations or financial sponsorships – they’ll receive recognition for contributing – not to mention some good karma!  And even if you’re neither of the above, you can still help by telling friends and family about the event and directing them to the website!

5. Volunteer to help with the other “Wish List” items for the event, which include:
pastry chefs to compete, advertising and marketing for the event, celebrity judges and endorsement, printed t-shirts, decor, and actually working the event.

THANKS SO MUCH for taking the time to read this post!  And I’d also like to thank Masterpiece Weddings for taking the time out of their busy schedules to organize such a worthwhile event… it’s so nice to see people come together for the sole purpose of helping those in need…and we can all be part of it!

Warmly,
Jenn ☺

P.S. If you do post about this on your blog or website, please send an email to Melissa so she can feel your support…and I’d love to hear about it too!

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http://www.lifeislikechampagneblog.com/ SAYS:

What a wonderful event! I blogged about it and would love to be there! Thanks for sharing!

Reply August 13, 2008 at 4:53 am

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Jill SAYS:

Love this idea! St. Jude is really such an amazing organization and I’m so glad to see that people are recognizing that and trying to help them out!

Reply August 13, 2008 at 6:51 am

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http://masterpieceweddings.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Thanks for posting about Let’s Eat Cake! I am so excited about the event, and am so appreciative of all the support!

Especially HWTM’s! Your the best Jenn!

Reply August 13, 2008 at 9:35 am

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Lucky Designs SAYS:

This is a wonderful cause! Lucky Designs is proud to be helping with the effort.

Reply August 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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http://barefootstargazer.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

The kid Melissa featured on the Lets Eat Cake blog yesterday is my cousin. I reposted about it on my blog. I cannot thank you all enough for all the effort to support such an amazing cause.

http://barefootstargazer.blogspot.com/2008/08/lets-eat-cake.html

Reply August 15, 2008 at 7:51 am

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http://stemparties.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Glad to spread the blog love.

Reply August 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm

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Lauren SAYS:

Thanks for posting this one! Baby Lifestyles just made a pledge. Happy to be a part of a great cause and fun event. Can’t wait to see the cakes!

Reply August 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

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Amanda SAYS:

Great idea for a great cause! I blogged about it here:

Reply January 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

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Mark Reeves SAYS:

Very fond of both cake and St. Jude. And, my birthday is February 3rd. Started to get very excited about this and…then noticed the year! :-(

Reply January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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