Saturday November 09th 2013, 8:50 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,Life

The annual stroking of the ego. I confess it freely.

The Scouts were having a spaghetti dinner tonight with a dessert auction fundraiser. I made two chocolate tortes for it. Bergenfield cocoa, bourbon vanilla, manufacturing cream–only the best.

And people were just waiting for the moment (while bidding on other things and Dave ratatatating off encouragement and numbers. DOIHEAR30? 35! SOLD, for 35!

There were lots of desserts, lots of laughing, gradually a slowing down and more chatting but then suddenly attention and a whole lot of hands shooting up as he started off on the first torte. He told everybody, “Now, there are two,” but still–the first went for $62. $52 for the second.

And as I watched the winners across the room cut them up on the spot and gleefully hand pieces around their tables and to anyone who allowed themselves to look interested, it felt pretty darn good.

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Hooray! That is so very cool. Sweet success!

Comment by DebbieR 11.09.13 @ 11:19 pm

Your “sweet” reputation precedes you!

Comment by Jody 11.10.13 @ 5:54 am

Terrific! For you and especially for the Scouts – and I’m sure that “anyone who allowed themselves to look interested” didn’t mind either.

Comment by Margo Lynn 11.10.13 @ 6:39 am

Always feels good, when something we do for someone else goes well, and being able to see the results is a blessing. Your reputation must of preceded you with the chocolate tortes.!!

Comment by Kris 11.10.13 @ 9:51 am

Lucky ducks! Congrats on contributing to a successful evening.

Comment by Channon 11.10.13 @ 3:39 pm

Well done! Being acknowledged for your baking skills must feel all the better knowing it was for a good cause.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.10.13 @ 8:23 pm

I can’t blame them a bit! I feel very privileged to have been able to sample the famous torte!

Comment by RobinH 11.11.13 @ 2:16 pm

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