Here's a guest post from the organizers of CupcakeCamp Bournemouth, which is coming up on March 17th!
As many of you are aware and if you haven’t already heard, Bournemouth’s second Cupcake Camp is due to take place at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth, Dorset UK on Saturday 17th of March from 2-5pm. Cupcake Camps originated in the States and bring together Cupcake lovers everywhere to enjoy and celebrate the cupcake whilst raising money for charity. Last year’s Cupcake Camp took place at the Lighthouse and raised nearly £1700 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This year the organizers Margaret Hitchman of Cake Heaven and Melanie Kiani of Simply Events are supporting the NSPCC’s Childline – now in it’s 25th year – and have Esther Rantzen opening the Camp as their Celebrity judge. They also hope to raise money for a local charity Diverse Abilities Plus through the raffle. The money is raised is through the public paying £1 - £2 per cupcake, as bakers from as far as Sussex travel with their beloved cupcakes to donate them to charity. On top of the cupcake donations there are various competitions the bakers enter to win the coveted title of Best of show and there are prizes to be won too! SO far the Cupcake tally is at 1864 but more cakes are needed!!
This year the organizers have opened the event up to include Giant Cupcakes, Brownies, pastries, cookies and cake pops so there will be plenty to enjoy for everyone!
Cupcake Camp will also have a live show to include singers and acrobats and cheerleaders, as well as stallholders selling beautiful gifts, jewellery and make up for you to treat your mum for Mother’s day the following day. There’s fun and cupcake decorating as well as creative crafts provided by Creation Station so kids will really enjoy the FREE day out!
Margaret Hitchman the organizer has been astounded at the wonderful support they have received but there’s always room for more cakes. If you are interested in donating to Cupcake Camp to support this worthy cause then please get in touch with Margaret on 07762 788559 or by emailing her on mycakeheaven at gmail.com or via their facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/cupcakecampbournemouth
They are also needing local businesses to donate prizes such as Spa Days, Children’s Cake Decorating sets, Icing sets, Tins and bakeware, Food mixers, Bowls and whisks, Cake stands, Books, Spatulas, Aprons, Books, tea towels, oven gloves in matching sets, weekend breaks, meals out or vouchers or anything that you think you could spare as they have 14 categories they are looking for prizes for as well as the raffle.
So why not pop along on 17th of March to the Pavilion, Bournemouth and grab yourself a cupcake – you know you want to!