Archive for the 'Cupcakes for a cause' Category

Girls Bake Club Use Cupcakes to Spread Charity and Cheer

By on Monday, August 26th, 2013

1000283_202586449896259_955183138_nA group of young ladies in Wisconsin have turned to the power of cupcakes to help them in their quest to raise money for charities. The Girls Bake Club was created by Madison Cloutier, Alysha Nelson, Cynthia Manson, and Ajia Hayden when they wanted to raise money for the Go Bo! Foundation. Baking cupcakes with orange frosting to match the foundation’s color scheme. Selling the cupcakes in local stores, the girls were able to raise over a thousand dollars for the charity. Wanting to continue what they started and help other worthy causes, the Girls Bake Club is reaching out with further cupcake sales. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest is Back

By on Friday, August 16th, 2013

cupcake from adsIf you’re going to be in the Tampa Bay area tomorrow (August 17th) and you’re interested in free cupcakes, then stop by the 3rd Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest. Organized by the Morean Arts Center of St. Petersburg, the money raised by the Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest is used to fund education programs run by the Morean Center, specifically their Connecting People With Art mission. There are eight judges for the two primary categories (professional and novice). The third and final category, People’s Choice, requires a one-dollar donation per vote. Sampling the cupcakes, however, is free. The winners for each category receive stunning handmade glass cupcakes as a prize.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Cup Adds Cupcakes to Back-to-School Shopping Lists

By on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

peanut butter fluffWhen the long days of summer end and it is time to board the yellow bus back to school, having a special treat can make the ride a little less bittersweet for both parents and children. Over at The Cup (an off-shoot of the famous Cakery in St. Louis), they aim to take the bitter entirely out of the end of summer vacation. Working with KidSmart’s Push for Pencils program, The Cup has two new cupcakes that will help send local kids to school better prepared for the days’ tasks. The limited edition school-lunch inspired peanut butter fluff and pb&j cupcakes will only be available through August 19th.

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Veteran’s Day Cupcakes

By on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Duffy’s Sports Grill of Florida is celebrating Veteran’s Day the right way–with cupcakes! From now through the end of the month, spend a dollar on a cupcake and Duffy’s will donate $0.50 to Honor Flight, an organization that helps American Veterans of World War II visit the memorials in Washington D.C. that honor their service and sacrifices. What a great idea Duffy’s!

Ink for Heroes

By on Monday, August 13th, 2012

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Now that is a cupcake tattoo! This photo was taken by Jacquie Gibson at the Ink for Heroes tattoo convention, which was held in York in June. Ink for Heroes raised money and awareness for injured soldiers.

One way that they did this is through the Cupcake Club. The Cupcake Club consists of Rose Green, Colleen Moss, and other talented volunteers who attend shows all over the UK, tattooing cupcakes and raising money and awareness for soldiers.

Here is what their website has to say about cupcake tattoos:  A cupcake is a permanent symbol and reminder that you have given and supported such a worthy cause. The Cupcake Club has tattooed hundreds of cupcakes on hundreds of supportive people.

Panda Cupcakes

By on Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Well it doesn’t get much cuter than giant panda cupcakes. (The pandas are giant, not the cupcakes.) But don’t eat them–they’re endangered!

Cupcake Stand Mixer Cover

By on Monday, March 12th, 2012

My stand mixer gets quite a workout, and doesn’t have much time to collect dust, but I’m still tempted to pick up one of these cute cupcake stand mixer covers from Etsy seller PlayingWithDolls. The covers sell for $18 each and 10% of each sale goes to support Volunteers in Medical Missions, an organization that provides free medical care to people in developing countries.