- with Kellene Young
This year, McCanners once again took part in the annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale for charity. For some healthy competition, we challenged our bakers to create goodies to be judged across 3 categories: classic, creative and client-inspired. Our proceeds, which increased 50% from last year, went to the City Harvest Food Bank to help feed NY’s hungry.
I am so excited to be among this year's winners:
- For Classic: HR Coordinator Milly Garcia – Nutella and Dulce de Leche Cake Pops
- For Creative: Communications Manager Kellene Young (me!) – Mini Apple Cutie Pies
- For Client Inspired: Account Supervisor Erika Vikse – Army Toy Soldier’s Sugar and Ginger Bread Cookies
I am, by no means, a baking enthusiast, or even good at it. Generally, I try to avoid the kitchen at all costs. But I was hopeful that following a “simple” recipe for “The Very Best Apple Pie” would have a few daredevils spend money on them at the Thanksgiving Bake Sale.
So there I was, in my kitchen, with my cupcake tin (where did this come from?), setting out to make 18 mini pies at 10 o’clock at night. Eighteen was the number the recipe said it would make, and I thought that would be plenty, with one to spare for a taste test. But somewhere between step 4 and step 5 I ended up with not enough dough and double the apple filling. Nine pies and no taste tasting, it was going to be a complete crapshoot at the Bake Sale. Hopefully they wouldn’t display my name.
Lo and behold, those little cutie pies won in the most creative category. Who knew? Not me, I don’t even like apple pie. Doesn’t matter… I won for a good cause.
Special thanks to Assistant Account Exec Duresny Nemorin for organizing this year's TWB Thanksgiving Bake Sale and raising even more money than last year.