Saturday, 18 September 2010

cupcake camp

I thought I should give Cupcake Camp London an honourable mention, since they contacted me, and the whole event is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the North London hospice.

The event, which is happening at Halloween, aims to bring together both amateur and professional bakers to sell cupcakes to be consumed and judged by the lovely ladies from the Primrose Bakery. Held at Camden's Proud Galleries between 2pm and 5pm I plan to go along in a tasting capacity! Fellow cake bloggers, including An American Cupcake in London and Made With Pink.

This is taken from the press release....

Hosted at Camden's stylish Proud Galleries, Cupcake Camp London will be a mass-gathering of people who love to indulge in the darling of the baking world - the cupcake. Supported by live bands, competitions, prizes, a Create-Your-Own Cupcake Art room and a frosting bar; the focus of the day will be the delicious cupcakes donated by England's wonderful baking community. Whether you're a professional cake baker, an enthusiastic amateur, or just someone with a sweet tooth, this event is for you.

Organiser Daisy Coole said: "Bakers are encouraged to bring along their best creations to be judged by a fabulous panel, including the lovely ladies of Primrose Bakery - Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas. "We also need lots of non-bakers to drop into the event and raise money by eating the best cupcakes our capital city has to offer."

Cupcake Camps have ballooned in popularity since being founded last year as a tasty way to raise cash for charity. They attract anything from 250 to 1,000 participants and raise thousands of pounds for good causes.

London's first ever Cupcake Camp will raise money for the North London Hospice, spurred by Daisy's own experience with the 'fantastic community-centered charity'. Daisy, full-time musician and sometime baker, lost her father Bob Coole to kidney failure earlier this year. She said: "A serious addiction to baking cupcakes and my connection with the North London Hospice came into my life at the same time. Dad was a patient at the hospice and the nurses were simply amazing.They were caring and supportive to my Dad and my family, offering cups of tea and a shoulder to cry on as we sat with him for up to 24 hours a day. After Dad died, baking was a huge comfort and the physicality of it was very theraputic so I went on a baking frenzy.

"When Dad died I never got to say thank you to our nurses. This is my way."


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