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Special Olympics Festival: 20th Anniversary Gala

Back in January, the Special Olympics Nova Scotia organization celebrated their 20th annual Festival gala fundraiser. I was thrilled to have been asked to participate by making a showpiece cake that would be displayed at the center of their dessert station. After consulting with their amazing decorator, Susan Carrigan (Simple Touch) and Christina Millar (Millar Productions), I was told the theme was going to be elegant and sparkly and to "do my thing"! Awesome.

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Since there would already be blue up lighting and the room would be fairly dark, I chose to go with a light ice blue/white color palette. The ice blue tiers were covered in sanding sugar in hopes that the lights would reflect the shimmer. Adding to the sparkle: glitter snowflakes. The 20 at the top matched the font on their marketing material and the Special Olympics logo was added in a neutral black and white. 

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For the silent auction, City Girl Cakes donated a box of chocolate covered Oreos, a $50 gift certificate, and a 4-pack Cake in a Jar gift box!

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The event raised $70,000 - a great success if you ask me.

Corporation: Special Olympics Nova Scotia                                                                                                Venue: Cunard Center                                                                                                                                  Decor: Simple Touch (Susan Carrigan)                                                                                                           Event Production: Millar Productions (Christina Millar)