Archive for the 'Cupcakes for a cause' Category

Cupcakes Help Sick Kids

By on Saturday, June 4th, 2011

It seems that we are always hearing about ways we can give of our time and resources to help others, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to cupcake enthusiasts that cupcakes can also play a role.

This past Tuesday, singer Sheryl Crow used cupcakes to bring some cheer to sick kids at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  The popular singer visited the hospital as a part of the Music Gives to St. Jude Kids initiative, which aims to fight childhood cancer and disease through raising funds and awareness.  Crow participated by making cupcakes with children at the hospital.

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The Cupcake Kids

By on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Cupcake Kids is not your traditional bake sale. These kids are baking, decorating, and selling cupcakes to raise money and awareness for SixtyFeet, an organization dedicated to helping the impoverished children of Uganda.

It all started in 2010, when a 6 year old girl and her 4 year old brother in Atlanta asked their parents if they could sell some cupcakes to raise money for SixtyFeet. Those two kids (with some help from mom) raised $260! Because they shared their mission with their shoppers, they ended up selling cups of lemonade for $25. The very next weekend, there were sales all over Georgia and in several other states. Cupcake Kids went viral.

As of today, The Cupcake Kids have raised more than $44,000 to help kids on the other side of the world. That’s a lot of cupcakes! Everyone is invited to join in the fun and host their own Cupcake Kids bake sale. You can find the details here.

If you can’t find a cupcake sale near you, you can still show your support by ordering a virtual cupcake. You can also buy a really cool t-shirt:

You can also follow Cupcake Kids on Facebook!

Cupcakes for Kiddos

By on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Can you imagine a world where the sale of a single cupcake buys thirteen meals for children in Uganda? We’re living in it.

Cupcakes for Kiddos was started by 10-year-old twins, Ella and Liliana, from Lawrence, Kansas. If you live in Lawrence, you can place an order for some homebaked cupcakes, and they will be hand-delivered to your door. If you don’t live in Lawrence, you can still make a donation, and if you wish, cupcakes will be delivered on your behalf to a deserving individual. All the proceeds go to Amazima Ministries.

For more information, or to order some cupcakes, email cupcakesforkiddos (at) gmail (dot) com by Tuesday, May 3rd.

 

Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes

By on Friday, February 4th, 2011

Girl Scout cookies are one thing I will never pass up — Thin Mint, Samoa, need I say any more. And of course I love cupcakes, so when I saw this I said,”Yes Please”

Duffy’s Sports Grill and Girl Scouts or Southern Florida teamed up to create this lovely piece of work.It is a chocolate cake cupcake with chocolate ganache and butter cream frosting topped off with a famous Samoa.  They are 99 cents and for each one sold 50 cents goes right back to the Girl Scouts.

I wish I lived in Florida so I could try one of these.

The Cupcake Ward Cookbook

By on Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Cupcake Ward Cookbook is a fundraising project created by a 12 year old girl, Georgie.  The money raised by sales of the book will go towards Great Ormond Street Hospital where a new ward, which will be called the Cupcake Ward, is being built.  The book features recipes by famous cookbook author’s such as Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa. The book costs £17.00, including worldwide shipping (£13.00 with UK shipping) and can be purchased through bunnyandboo.net.

Tiny Dog Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Tiny Dog Cupcakes is a new cupcakery in Evanston, Illinois. The new bakery is located at 616 Davis Street, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 8. They currently offer 14 flavors, including: Dark Chocolate Minty, Vanilla Vanilla, The “TinyDog” Triple Chocolate Mocha, and the Barking Blueberry, pictured here. More flavors are on the way. But there’s more to Tiny Dog than a cute name and scrumptious cupcakes. A portion of all their profits will go to a good cause, so you can feel good about treating yourself at the Tiny Dog.
 

Little Cupcake Bakeshop Helps Endangered Species Coalition

By on Saturday, December 25th, 2010

How would you like to sink your fork into  potato focaccia cupcakes with cream cheese and goat cheese icing? That’s what was served at Little Cupcake Bakeshop recently in an effort to raise funds and awarness for the Endangered Species Coalition. Eat a cupcake — save a polar bear? What can beat that?