50 pounds chocolate
1 1/2 gallons heavy whipping cream
8 cans sweetened condensed milk
6 pounds brown sugar
1/2 gallon corn syrup
4 pounds butter
12 boxes of parchment paper
2 boxes waxed paper
4 packages (500 ct) mini muffin cups
1 pound candy canes
1 jar pumpkin butter
1 oz green tea
1 postage scale
4 – 100 yard spools of ribbon
1? – 100 ct. box 1/2 pound candy boxes
1 – 100 ct. box 1 pound candy boxes
1 – 100 ct. box cube boxes
2 reams recycled tissue paper
grand total: $661.24
What did I do with all of that?
278 Dark Chocolae Truffles
313 Candy Cane Truffles
273 Pumpkin Spice Truffles
210 Raspberry Truffles
216 Pomegranate/White Tea Truffles (minus the 8 I dropped on the garage floor)
168 Chili Truffles
for a grand total of 1458 Truffles
I also made…
And what did you do?
YOU purchased 69 boxes of mixed truffles, 75 boxes of single variety truffles (go Candy Cane) and 57 boxes of caramels.
I mailed 60 separate orders.? I delivered 6 orders personally.
I paid the US Postal Service $480 in shipping, and the furthest box is going to Seoul, S. Korea.? Thanks Jen.? I hope you’ll get those by Christmas… and by the way, I didn’t lick them.
In the end we raised $2360!? After all that I had to pay out we will be sending $1700 to Baby Home #2 in Khabarovsk, Russia.? I couldn’t have done this without the people who purchased from us.? You are amazing customers.? I also want to thank the multitude of volunteers that helped with this project.? I certianly could not have done it with my sanity still in tact without you.
We will be (hopefully) doing this again in the spring for Mother’s Day.? We are also working on getting Sweet Hope its own URL so stay tuned for that.? If not it will always be available at www.lifeofelle.com/sweethope