Okay, so yesterday I told you about the Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley. Today I am talking cupcakes. I baked and frosted more than I have ever before. My list of ingredient included 22 eggs, 18 sticks of butter, 3 lbs of powdered sugar, 6 boxes of cake mix and 4 boxes of brownie mix! I baked 13 dozen cupcakes and made 16 pounds of frosting. It was awesome! The cupcake I am sharing today is a Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcake.
Whew! This weekend flew by!! If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you were probably sick of hearing about all the baking I was doing! I spent all day Saturday baking 170 cupcakes for the 2nd Annual Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley hosted by Cupcakes for Cancer. The event was held at the Westlake Village Inn in Westlake, California. This was my first year participating, and as such, my level of excitement was competing with my level of nerves.
It took me several weeks of baking to determine which cupcake I wanted to make, and this would be the largest batch of baking I have ever done. I decided on Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes! They were a HUGE hit and I got rid of every last one (if you include the 6 I gave to my neighbor because she was so awesome)! Be sure to come back tomorrow, I am going to share the recipe with you!
I was instantly overwhelmed by the numbers of cupcakes, variety of flavors and level of effort put into the event. I am not sure how it breaks down, but I was told there were 60 bakers showcasing their creations including professionals, amateurs and youth bakers. I estimated there was at least 1000 people in attendance, but I am sure there were more!
A huge thank you to Blakely and her mother, Stephanie for organizing such a massive event! I would also like to thank all my friends and my boyfriend and his family who helped me prepare for the event and to those who came out to the event to taste some cupcakes! For me, this was my first public appearance since I started Beyond Frosting. Continue reading
Hi guys!! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have probably been seeing me hype up an event I am participating in next weekend. It is called Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley hosted by Cupcakes for Cancer.
First let me give you a little background about Cupcakes for Cancer. This non-profit organization was started by Blakely Colvin at the young age of 13. Blakely is a chemotherapy survivor and now at the age of 18 is cancer free and continuing to donate thousands of dollars each year to numerous non-profit organizations around the country. Blakely started out selling cupcakes for $1 at local sporting events to raise money for a child in her town who was diagnosed with cancer. It was so successful that in the first six weekends, they raised $5,000. I encourage you to take a look at the Cupcake for Cancer website to find out more about Blakely, her mission, and how to host an event in your town.
This is the second year for the Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley, and my first time participating. I could not be more excited! This year the event is raising money for the Cancer Support Community of Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara.
When: Sunday, March 3rd 1-4 PM
Where: Westlake Village Inn, Westlake, CA
Entry fees $10-20, and I hear that it is suggested to arrive early to get in line!
The event promises to be packed full of cupcakes, milk, and lemonade. There will be 60 bakers participating, including professional, amateur, and youth bakers. Besides the cupcake tasting, there are contests for bakers to enter and plenty of activities for kids and adults. For further information, head over to the event website. Besides having an excuse to bake dozens of cupcakes, I am also so excited to meet local bakers, the contest judges, and be able to support such a great cause. Please come out for the cupcake tasting or share this event with your friends if you can’t attend! I mean, I am sure I don’t have to beg you, right? Now I just have to make my final decision on the flavors to exhibit!