One day to go until I'm decorating cakes with Kelly Ripa and Buddy "The Cake Boss" Valastro to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund! Get ready to help me spread the word about the contest, because I'll need lots of mouthpieces out there rallying the troops to bring in the votes. Photos of the cakes we decorate at Kelly Ripa's Cake-Off for a Cause tomorrow will be posted on the Kelly Confidential website, and for every vote cast, the wonderful and generous Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Can you imagine a better reason to bug your friends?
Today, my last Countdown post, is devoted to Ellen, one of my best friends from college, and the cupcake decorating parties she's thrown for her sons' birthdays. It's a great idea: Cover the table with newspaper, set out blank cupcakes, fill a bunch of zip-top bags with brightly colored frosting, add bowls of sprinkles and nuts and other decorations, and there you go - instant party. And at the end, you've got cupcakes! Can you tell which ones the grownups made?
Now I know what to propose for my kids' birthdays next year. In Los Angeles, however, we can do it all outside and hose down the patio when they're done!