Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MOvember Madness!

I'm sure by now everyone has witnessed some crazy facial hair going on. Though it's usually not a pretty sight, it's definitely worth the great cause!

Men across Canada have been growing out some dirty 'staches in order to raise money for and awareness of prostate cancer.

In the States, however, Movember aims to raise awareness of not just prostate cancer, but all men's health issues including testicular cancer.

In 2009, a friend of mine, Tommy, was diagnosed with testicular cancer and though he was lucky enough to survive, many young men aren't. It is easy to treat when caught early, but many are unaware of the fact that testicular cancer usually occurs in men between the ages of 15 and 35. It became Tommy's mission to educate young men about their health and he has come so far on his journey! One of his goals is to have testicular cancer included in the Movember fundraising in Canada as it is in the States in order to make it a more general men's health awareness month.

In order to help him out with his cause, I decided to make a special Movember cake to be eaten at a McGill Med & Dent Movember event!

The cake was such a big hit!! All of the MoBro's were so excited to see the cake, and even happier to dig into it!

Whenever I'm able to put my cake skills towards a worthy cause, I jump at the opportunity!

I was so happy that I was able to do my small part in helping Tommy towards his goals!

For more information on Movember, go to www.movember.com

And for information on Tommy and his Ballsy Journey, please visit www.facebook.com/ballsyjourney and www.ballsyjourney.com

Another Birthday, Another Cake!

Even though pastry school is proving to be exhausting, I just can't keep away from cakes!!

With my grandmother's birthday coming up, I knew I would be called upon to make her something special!

I immediately had an idea that I knew would be perfect for the occasion!

The cake turned out amazingly!! It was just the cake I had in my mind!

My grandmother absolutely loved her beautiful and delicious Birthday cake! Well, really, what's not to love??