Community, caring and cupcakes

It was so touching to see a bunch of people who linked up via Twitter join in and participate in a community event like Cupcake Camp Sydney last Friday night.

To explain: CupcakeCamp (which was invented by Ariel Waldman) is:

… an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment.

There is some debate about the actual number of people who attended, but the consensus now rests on more than 70 & less than 100. The most amazing thing is the wonderful people who invested time and care in creating the cupcakes (see some pictures on the Flickr group).

We raised some money for the RSPCA to help animals, if you’d like to help too then here’s an online donation form. Please type CUPCAKECAMP in the Position field so we can track donation numbers.

It was cool that even people who were at another event raised some money for the RSPCA too (we did send some cupcakes over to them though 😉

I love how there is something about homemade cupcakes that brings out a sense of community that we do not often see nowadays.

A huge thank-you to CBS Interactive for hosting, to our kind prize sponsors, conscientious judges, and most of all to the people who cared enough to create cupcakes and share them with other people. Thanks also to those who came along to support and eat cupcakes (that was me, couldn’t cook a cupcake to save my life).

Think it might be fun to do this again next year? Please let me know via comments.

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More great supporters of Cupcake Camp

A number of organisations have stepped up to offer prizes for Cupcake Camp Sydney and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank them for their generosity.

Ripples Cafe has donated a gift certificate for a dinner for 2 people (to value of $150) at their restaurant on Sydney Wharf.

Cupcake House
Meaghan from Cupcake House has donated a prize pack of ‘cupcake liners from Vestli House and Bella Cupcake Couture Wrappers’.

Everyone who makes or buys and brings Cupcake-Daycupcakes to share is in the running to win one of these prizes. Again, a big thank-you to the donors.

Cupcake support grows in Sydney, help animals with cupcakes

Cupcake Camp Sydney is scheduled for Friday 28 August in Sydney & the support continues to grow.

REGISTER NOW for Cupcake Camp Sydney

The very kind folks at Ripples Cafe at Sydney Wharf have donated a gift voucher for ‘a dinner for two’ (to the value of $150.00). It will be one of the prizes for our intrepid cupcake bakers.

It is all in the cause of helping to raise funds for the RSPCA. So come along, bring your cupcakes to share.

All cupcake bakers also go into the draw to win a bottle of champagne.

There’s also going to be prizes for best decorated cupcake & tastiest cupcake – more on that later.

Follow Cupcake Camp Sydney on Twitter @cccsyd & the hashtag is #cccsyd