I had no actual reason for
making this cake except that I was really in a Halloween mood and wanted to
In fact, I baked it up the
day before I went out of town and the whole thing went over to the neighbor’s
I played around with a red
velvet cake recipe, since I wasn’t impressed last time I tried one. I was also sure to use a “no taste” red food
dye, which yielded much more pleasing insults, in my humble opinion.
This was my very first time
making ganache, so it’s a little gloppy – I think I let it set just a hair too
long before pouring, but the results were still delicious!
If you’ve spent much time around Amy’s Cooking Adventures, you know that I love any sort of cooking club or competition.
I’m also a big fan of mash ups.
So today, I’m sharing the cookies I made for
the Go Bo Bake Sale and I’m participating in a challenge.
The Go Bo Foundation was inspired by Bo, a 12
year old boy who fought bravely before succumbing to a rare type of leukemia.
Here’s a bit about the Go Bo! Foundation:
“Love each other, help each other, have
your neighbor's back. If you see someone in need — even a stranger — reach out
and help. This world can be a better place if we care and help each other.”
~ Bo Johnson
The Go Bo! Foundation has a
three-tiered approach of assistance. They:
childhood cancer and related blood disorder research at the MACC Fund (Midwest
Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.).
state-of-the-art treatment in a child friendly environment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Dr. David Margolis was Bo’s
doctor and he is a huge advocate and innovator in the field of childhood
forward” to families of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical
condition. Since most of the family’s energy is spent on their child, families
often experience a financial crisis during this time. The Go Bo! Foundation’s
goal is to assist in alleviating some of the financial worries by providing
direct financial assistant (mortgage, rent, utilities, etc.). The assistance is
not to be used for medical expenses, but rather to assist with the day-to-day