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Circle Of Friends

Remember how I mentioned I was going to a party on Tuesday and I’d write more about it later? Welcome to later!

The party was for a group, called Circle of Friends, that pairs children with special needs with a buddy and plans fun events. This past Tuesday’s event was a karaoke and dance party. Since I didn’t ask permission to post most of the kids’ pictures, you don’t get to see the huge smiles on their faces… but believe me, everyone had a terrific time.

I didn’t show up empty-handed. (Do I ever go to a party empty-handed?) The yellow sheet cake I baked and decorated was gone almost before I set it down on the table!

Here’s a pic of me, with my favorite friend 🙂

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Published on March 14, 2008

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  1. Brian says

    love the blog, keep ‘em coming! if you’re ever not in the mood to cook, i found a cool company that you should look up…vegin’ out, they’re called. They deliver a week of vegan meals…I know they deliver out her in California, I’m not sure about anywhere else, but I thought you might wanna check them out… have a good one!


  2. ChickPea says

    That sounds like such a great way to spend a Tuesday evening! Karaoke+kids+cake=great party. Anyway, I was wondering what recipe you use for your frosting–not only is it strikingly blue, but it looks like the perfect consistency for decorating! You are such a pro!

  3. Ruby Red Vegan says

    That cake is AMAZING! I dare say it is your best decorating feat yet…

    And please tell me that you sang your heart out at karaoke!

  4. Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) says

    Awww… I work with special needs kids and believe me; you will get SO MUCH out of your friendship with them, they are indeed VERY VERY special treasures.

  5. freepersonaltrainer says

    That cake is so cute! I can’t frost for anything, let alone draw people on it.

    Thats an admirable thing you do. Im sure you mean a lot to those kids.

  6. Ricki says

    What a wonderful way to spend your morning. I’m sure it makes a huge difference to them. And your cake is absolutely adorable!

  7. amy says

    wow…you have a super lovely smile! and, what a sweet cake! i have to say, i am really jealous that you decided to be vegan at such a young age, i wish i’d been that aware when i was 14. you rock.

  8. Leng says

    That is so sweet of you to bake for them. I LOVE the groups name, “circle of friends.”

    That’s great that you’re getting involved with special needs kids. They tend to be neglected by many.
    Kids in general need good role models and someone OUTSIDE of their normal lives to mingle with.

    They must have been really happy and appreciative. I sort of already am. LOL.

    weirdo—>me 😀

  9. coulditbeseitan says

    You are so adorable! You just seem like such a kind person and that cake is great! Also, it’s nice to see someone my age who looks really young – I’m 22 and I’m always mistaken for a 16 year old!! Do you ever get that?

  10. Emma says

    That is such a nicely decorated cale- no wonder it got eaten so quickly! I bet it was just as tasty as it is pretty!

  11. Jennifer says

    You are such a sweet girl! Volunteering to help animals and children with special needs? You’re my hero! 🙂

    That cake is adorable.

  12. Rural Vegan says

    How adorable is that cake? I’m telling you CCV, you have mad decorating skills! And what a kind soul you are, volunteering with another organization. =)

  13. Vegan_Noodle says

    AWESOME cake Katie!! I wish I could get a close up look (and taste) of it. Your are so sweet to devote your time to such a wonderful cause.

  14. Cookiemouse says

    What a great idea and a lovely way to spend an evening. That picture of you and your friend is awesome!

  15. Whaling Station Believer says

    That is such a pretty cake! How did you draw so well with icing?? We have a program in at my school (McGill) similar to yours. Ours is called “Best Buddies”. Cant wait to see your next post…
    Take Care!

  16. Bianca says

    You are just precious! And so is that cake. I bet those kids were thrilled. I know I would have been if someone set a cute cake like that in front of me!

  17. ChocolateCoveredVegan says

    Amy and Whaling Station Believer,

    Thanks for the super-sweet comments. As always, they made me smile!!!

    Everyone else– thanks for your comments too, and I’ll be visiting your blogs soon :o).

  18. VegMomma says

    You are possibly the most wonderful human on the planet.
    And you have mad cake decorating skills.
    Put the two together, and you are just plain awesome!

  19. asmexyhousewife says

    Your so freak’n NICE! XD

    Seriously, the cake is cute. It’s kinda sad it got dug into so quickly, at least you got a picture first.

  20. DJ says

    That cake looks great – no wonder it disappeared so quickly! And good for you – Circle of Friends sounds an amazing cause, though how you find time to volunteer, study AND bake such amazing stuff is beyond me!!

  21. mustardseed says

    Hi! I’m about 5’5″ too! That’s about 167cm, or 1.67m right? We go by metric, no offence but my physics teacher cracked a joke about Americans being one of the few people who don’t use SI units for measurement. (:

    Which recipe is the yellow sheet cake?

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