Monday, 6 September 2010
Cup cake camp...a tasty way to help!
We're definitely going to this. What a great idea and such a good cause too! Eat,bake and give generously.
Cupcake Camps have been a sweet success from Paris to New York, and finally London's inaugural Cupcake Camp will be held on Sunday, October 31st 2010.
Hosted at Camden's stylish Proud Galleries, Cupcake Camp London will be a mass-gathering of people who love to indulge in the new darling of the baking world - the cupcake. Supported by live music, activities and attractions - the focus of the day will be cupcake baking and tasting. 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."
The lovely Primrose Bakery gals will be there sampling and picking the best cupcakes!!!
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.
Ms. Cupcake will also be there judging the sweet little bundles of joy which are CUP CAKES!
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."
About the North London Hospice:
The North London Hospice needs at least 16,000 a day to run and has to raise as much as 80 per cent of its budget through donations. It provides in-patient and home-based palliative care, counselling services, respite care and a day activity centre, all of which is completely free of charge.
For more information:
or email Daisy Coole: firstname.lastname@example.org