Tuesday, August 14
I got my first donation for Extra Life! Yay!!
I was so immensely happy when I saw the message pop into my inbox! Then my heart exploded when I found out the donation was from one of Beau's co-workers. I had Beau get his boss' permission to put a sign up with information about Extra Life and a few cards attached with my custom donation URL on them. This donation came in less than 24 hours later.
I always knew I was going to do something extra special for the first person to donate. It just so happened that I recently attended a cupcake decorating class with a friend and since it was one of Beau's co-workers, well, what else could I do but make an Extra Life cupcake cake?!
My original idea was to shape the cupcakes like their logo (the controller with wings) but I couldn't figure out how to do it without using a very small amount or a very large amount of cupcakes. So, I settled with putting the cupcakes together to form a blank canvas:
I only bought one container of frosting, but it was enough to mostly cover all the cracks:
Then came the doodling for the final product:
...OK, so I'm no cupcake Picasso. But hey, I think it turned out pretty cool!
I am also going to write a note thanking him profusely. I can't describe how much it meant to me to recieve my first donation and know that I helped make a little bit of a positive difference in the world and that there are people out there kind enough to support me and the cause.
Seriously, I am on cloud OVER 9000 right now!
If you are interested in making me the happiest girl in the world and donating some money to help a sick child in need of financial assistance, please click the donate button you will find on the giant (now not completely empty!) thermometer on the top right of my blog or click the link below for more information! <3 p="p">