Thank You!

OMG! Cupcake Camp 2013 was so awesome. Thanks to everyone who sponsored the event, donated prizes, services and goods, baked, performed, volunteered, bought tickets, and came! We had a wonderful, wonderful day. And as usual, we sold out!

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, patrons, musicians, and others, ALL proceeds will be donated to the amazing Somerville Winter Farmers Market.

Here are a few pictures, with more to follow. It was so much fun!

It truly takes a village to make Cupcake Cake Boston happen. Thank you so much and we will see you again next year!

Cupcake Camp Boston 2013 is TODAY!

It’s finally here! Cupcake Camp Boston 2013 is TODAY! From 11 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine, at beautiful Hodgkins-Curtin Park on Holland Street (between Paulina and Simpson Streets) in hip Davis Square (MBTA: Red Line – Davis Square).  There will be music by Patrick Barber and Hornography, cupcake relay races, a cupcake eating contest, and of course cupcakes!

Advance ticket sales have ended but limited walk-up tickets will be available. We encourage folks to come early to get the best selection of cupcakes as we run out every year.  Your contribution supports the Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market!

Cupcake Camp Boston 2013 would not have been possible without the support of these great organizations and individuals.  THANK YOU!!

Cupcake Ambassadors

The City of Somerville

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3 Graces Productions

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Cupcake Champions

King Arthur Flour

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Honest Tea

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Cupcake Connoisseurs

 

Redbones

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Thalia Tringo Real Estate

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Cupcake Mentors

Alderman Courtney O’Keefe

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Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz

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East Cambridge Savings Bank

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Rockland Trust

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Cupcake Enthusiasts

Best Rate Insurance

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Cupcake Fans

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Baker Line-up!!

We’re so excited for the bakers we have lined up for this Sunday!

Professional

JennaCakes
Cravings Cupcakes
Isabelle’s Curly Cakes
Cakeology
Well Baked Goods
The Sweet Life
Casa B
Party Favors
Old Magoun’s Saloon
Holiday Inn Somerville

Amateur

Susan Putnins
Lindsay Linehan
Mimi DelGizzi
Margaret Farmer
Melinda Langweiler
Jade Giacoppo
Caitlin Fontes
Leah Yoffe
Rachel Steele
Annalisa DiVito
Neveen Taher
Sara Noonan
Melissa Ng Pack
Kate Plourd
Nathan Ferraz
Julie Streeter
Leah Klein
Ceysa McKechnie
Tiffanie White
Sarah DiMeglio
Alanna Callendrello
Antonia Graffeo
Laurie Lessner
Leah Klein
Linda Sobottka
Esra Gurel
Tonya Bourassa

Check out the Cupcake Camp Boston Schedule!

 

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Sunday – June 30, 2013 at Hodgkins-Curtin Park, Rain or Shine!

(Schedule subject to change)

 

11:00 AM                                    Doors open

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM                  Music – Patrick Barber

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM                   Activities – Zumba Class for Kids

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM                     Games – Cupcake Relay Races and Cupcake Eating Contest

12:30 PM –  2:30 PM                    Music – Hornography

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM                       Activities – Zumba Classes for Adults

4:00 PM                                       Event Ends

Throughout the Day:

        Self-directed family friendly activities and games

        Information tables staffed by Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market

        Beverages sold on grounds

Meet the Amateur Bakers: Leah, Henry and Isabelle Klein

coll Cupcake Camp Kleins 2013How long have you been baking?
Leah:  34 years Henry: 2 years Isabelle:  5 years

What is your favorite thing to bake?
Leah:  bread
Henry: pizza
Isabelle: a lot of things…

What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever baked?
Probably sourdough bread.  We got a starter at Mass MoCA of all places that Isabelle really really wanted and we didn’t realise that having a starter is like having a new pet.  We had lots of fun baking sourdough bread and making sourdough pancakes though.

What is your favorite ingredient?
Lemon zest.  It can really do great things to highlight flavours.  It’s great for baking, cooking, and cocktails.

What is your favorite cookbook or recipe resource?
I am a big fan of epicurious.com and then using Google to browse all the fabulous food blogs from all over the world.  As for cookbooks, Ina Garten’s books and a classic Jewish Canadian cookbook called Second Helpings, Please! by Norene Gilletz.

What is the one baked good you’re known for or would like to be known for?
I would love to perfect my butter tart.  It’s my favorite traditional Canadian treat and last month when I was back in Canada I saw an amazing version at The Bannock.  That’s my goal.

What will you be baking for Cupcake Camp?
Since the kids chose to participate when I asked if they were interested this year I had them choose the cupcake flavours.

Henry chose Pink Lemonade.
Isabelle chose Lemon Meringue Pie.

What is the name of your website?

Leah’s Life: Pearls & Oysters

Feel free to include any additional information about yourself,  your baking, your favorite baking story, etc.

My earliest memories are waking up from naps and groggily coming downstairs to find my mom in the kitchen. She made everything from rhubarb pie, to Indian feasts (even though she grew up in the Canadian prairies eating North American, and traditional Jewish treats).  She made maple syrup with me when I was four by tapping the tree in our back yard.  We went to the Mennonite farmer’s market near our small university town in Canada.  We spent two years in France living and eating the French way.  When I was in high school, we moved to the land of delis and pizza, and the grand smorgasboard that is New York City.

I spend a lot of time writing, taking pictures, being with my children and husband, locking myself in the bathroom, laughing, crying, being silly and then serious…and then silly again.  The heart of my home is the kitchen, not just because it’s in the center of the house, but because what goes on in the kitchen is often paralleled with what goes on in life.  Great things can come out of it as can sticky messes.  There is success, there is failure, there are preserves that last a long time and delicate zucchini blossoms that need to be enjoyed right away in the moment.

Meet the Amateur Bakers – Tiffanie White!

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How long have you been baking?

2 Years

What is your favorite thing to bake?

Cupcakes

What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever baked?

My Nana’s Banana’s Bread but now I knock it out of the park!! :)

What is your favorite ingredient?

Vanilla Bean

What is your favorite cookbook or recipe resource?

Hello Cupcakes by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

What is the one baked good you’re known for or would like to be known for?

Cupcakes!

What will you be baking for Cupcake Camp?

1. Climax – a chocolate creamed filled cupcake
2. Funky Monkey  - a chocolate base as well bananas
3. BitterSweet Signature Cupcake  - contains cherries and liquor
4. Plain Jain  - a twist vanilla cupcake contains liquor
5. Surprise cupcake flavor

What is the name of your website?

www.tiffaniesbittersweet.com

Feel free to include any additional information about yourself,  your baking, your favorite baking story, etc.

I’m a mother and wife and I really enjoy and love baking with my boys. Hopefully one day I will open a little storefront called Tiffanie’s BitterSweet.

New Sponsors Added!

We are thrilled to announce additional sponsors of Cupcake Camp Boston 2013! Honest Tea, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Alderman Courtney O’Keefe, and Rockland Trust have all signed on to support Cupcake Camp Boston.  Thank you!  They join:

Do check out their websites and support these great individuals and organizations.

Want to find out how you can support Cupcake Camp Boston 2013? Click here. Proceeds to support the great Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market!

Meet the Amateur Bakers – Melissa from Delightful. Delicious. Delectable.

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How long have you been baking?
3 years

What is your favorite thing to bake?
Breads and Pies

What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever baked?
Gluten free bread

What is your favorite ingredient?
Maple sugar

What is your favorite cookbook or recipe resource?
Annie-eats.com, On Baking, and The Professional Pastry Chef by Bo Friberg

Do you have a blog? If so what is the URL?
Yes, I recently started it: http://delightfuldeliciousdelectable.wordpress.com

snickerdoodle-cupcakeHow long have you been blogging?
Just a few months

What is the one baked good you’re known for or would like to be known for?
The baked good I am known for is my cupcakes and cheesecakes. I would like to be known for my gluten free products.

What will you be baking for Cupcake Camp?
I will be baking 4 different kinds of cupcakes:
Maple Bacon
Snicker doodle
Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Guinness

Feel free to include any additional information about yourself, your baking, your favorite baking story, etc.
My love for baked good started in high school with my first “heart break”. I remember my friend coming over and making me cookies. Although they were made from a box mix, nothing cheered me up more than having someone making a treat specifically for me. It is amazing in how 1 simple gesture can brighten a person’s day and that is why I love to bake for my friends.

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Enter June!

june-cupcakeWe are now less than 30 days away from Cupcake Camp Boston 2013!! You definitely don’t want to miss this one. Don’t miss your chance to sign up to be a professional or amateur baker, or purchase your ticket to the event!

We have some fantastic sponsors lined up, King Arthur Flour is back again, Redbones, Thalia Tringo Real Estate, Best Rate Insurance and Rebekah Gewirtz to name a few.

As always, should you have any questions, please contact us at info@cupcakecampboston.com!

Meet the Amateur Bakers – Lindsay from Occasional Cupcakes

Next up in our Meet the Amateur Bakers Series, meet Lindsay from Occasional Cupcakes!

How long have you been baking?
3 years

What is your favorite thing to bake?
Cupcakes

What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever baked?
Meringue Buttercream

What is your favorite ingredient?
Buttermilk

What is your favorite cookbook or recipe resource?
My family’s cookbooks

What is the one baked good you’re know for or would like to be known for?
My carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

What will you be baking for Cupcake Camp?
My carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting