CupcakeCamps in Columbus and Washington, DC!

Two more CupcakeCamp events are in the works (and if there are others, please let us know at cupcakestakethecake at

Click here to see which ones have happened (San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, NYC) and which are coming up.

Via, I learned that Vancouver is also planning a CupcakeCamp - click through for their survey.

CupcakeCamp DC

So far, CupcakeCamp DC has a blog and Twitter account (@CupcakeCampDC)
and this posted:

This will be our new home while we plan Washington, DC's very first Cupcake Camp!  Jackie of Food Wanderlust and I (Teanna of Spork or Foon?) will be organizing this event! We are looking to host the event this coming July. If any of you know of any places that would be willing to host the event, please send us any information!

To learn a bit more about Cupcake Camp, click here.  And read about past Cupcake Camp events here, here and here.

CupcakeCamp Columbus has a Facebook page (follow organizer @KieshaK on Twitter for updates). Info via Facebook:

May 9, 2-4:30 pm
Surly Girl Saloon
1126 N. High Street
Columbus, OH

CupcakeCampColumbus is an event designed for the cupcake fanatics among us; those who love to eat them and those who love to make them! It's an opportunity to bring together a group of creative bakers and decorators, as well as to unite legions of the tiny treats with their adoring public. In addition, CCC is a chance for Columbus' professional cupcake bakers to get out of their own kitchens and to enjoy the ingenuity of amateurs from all over our fair state.

"CupcakeCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment," according to A descendant of BarCamp, they have taken place all over the world, with the most recent being CapitalCupcakeCamp, a veritable blowout in Ottawa, Canada.

We're keeping it small and sassy with the first Columbus event, but are excited about the potential to make this even bigger and better if all goes well! Here's what else you need to know:

~If You're A Cupcake Eater~

Our CupcakeCamp will be broken into two identical sessions with at least 20 different cupcake possibilities; one from 2-3pm and a second from 3:30-4:30pm.

Tickets for either session will be available for sale in person at Surly Girl Saloon, starting Friday, April 17 at 11am for $5 each. Cash only, please.

This is an all-you-can-eat style event. So be sure to sample all the goodies!
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MidOhio Food Bank.

~If You're A Cupcake Baker~

Bakers are encouraged to provide one to two unique cupcake flavors each.

We love chocolate as much as - and often more than - the next gal, however, we also encourage you to get in touch with your inner outrageous cupcake for this event!

Submission of flavors for judging is completely optional, though very welcome. Cupcakes may be submitted to win prizes in the following categories: Most Creatively Decorated, Best Vegan, Best Use of Alcohol, and Best Use of Bacon.

Our panel of judges will be a delicious combination of fellow cupcake lovers/creators from Pistacia Vera, Bakery Gingham, Suisse Shop Bakery, Pink Moon Cupcakes, and Pattycake Vegan Bakery. And maybe a few surprise guests, too!

Bakers can register via email by submitting the following information to Kiesha Jenkins-Duffy ( with a subject line of "CupcakeCampColumbus":

Phone Number
E-mail address
Types of cupcake(s) being baked
If you wish to enter the contest
If so, which flavor you are entering in which category

Registration ends Wednesday, April 29. Bakers will receive a reply with a request to confirm via email by Tuesday, May 5. If a confirmation e-mail is not received from bakers by Tuesday, May 5, they will be refused entry into CupcakeCampColumbus. (The horror! Please don't make us reject your precious cupcakes!)

There is no registration fee for bakers, in exchange for the chance to try their lovely creations. (Thanks, bakers!) However, all bakers must register their cupcakes.

CupcakeCampColumbus politely requires that at least two dozen of each flavor registered for public tasting, and an additional dozen (so that's three dozen total) of any flavor submitted for judging, be brought to the Surly Girl Saloon by 1pm on the day of the event.

We will stop accepting bakers when we reach 20 unique flavors. So, for the love of frosting, hurry up and get registered!



CupcakeCampDC said…
Thanks so much for spreading the word!!!
CupcakeCampColumbus was a success! We're planning Revenge of CupcakeCampColumbus for late September or early October!