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.


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. 


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!


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)