Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Cupcake Camp London

On October 31st not only is it one of the most exciting cupcake holidays there is, Halloween, but it is also the first ever Cupcake Camp London! Too much excitement all in one day!

Here is what the organisers have to say about it.

It is the phenomenon that has taken Paris, New York and Sydney by storm: Cupcake Camp London, London's first cupcake extravaganza, hits town on Sunday, 31st October, 2010!

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 and vegan goddess Ms. Cupcake. "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 their creation two years ago as a tasty way to raise cash for charity. They have taken place in over 50 cities, attracting anywhere 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, Fleet Street journalist, 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.

Cupcake Camp London is sponsored by Ms. Cupcake, Mychelle’s Baketique, Candy Pulse, Caked, Bake Me Happy, Made With Pink and An American Cupcake In London.

For more information:
Visit http://www.cupcakecamplondon.co.uk/
or email Daisy Coole: cupcakecamplondon@gmail.com

Well, that's my plans for the day sorted. An amazing way to raise money for a very good cause.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Vote vote vote!!

Hi all,

So the recipe a day thing didn't work out so well as I ended up suddenly getting lots of orders and it all went a bit pear shaped... Then I had lots to do last week to prepare for the Macmillan coffee morning and haven't been able to post since. I will do a few updates this week. But until then pleeeease vote everyday!

If you get the chance please can you vote for Heaven is a Cupcake on www.allaboutstalbans.net/food_festival/vote.aspx under the local gem category. It's the last week of voting! You can vote everyday this week!! Thank you xx

Monday, 13 September 2010

Touching from a Distance Guest Post & National Cupcake Week!

Happy National Cupcake week!

To celebrate I have written a guest post for Touching from a Distance which includes my top ten tips to a hassle free baking life!

Check it out and please comment :)

I will hopefully be posting a recipe everyday for National Cupcake Week. So stay tuned :)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Update and Vote for Me!

I have been wanting to do loads of updates for this blog for weeks but I've just suddenly become really busy! Anyway, I will do a few entries soon when I get some time (hopefully!) but until then, please vote for me in th St Albans Food and Drink Festival Awards on http://www.allaboutstalbans.net/food_festival/vote.aspx under the local gem category. All you have to do is fill out your name and email address and then click on Heaven is a Cupcake.

You can vote everyday. I really appreciate the support!!

This weekend I am making 30th birthday cupcakes and then 48 cupcakes for a doctor's surgery!