July 26, 2010

Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2010

The judges

Yesterday I attended my first ever Cupcake Camp.  It was held at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara.  I went with my friend Kim & my Grams and we had a great time. I'm thankful that Shanna at http://www.acupfullofcake.blogspot.com/ told me that the Cupcake Camp was going to be held in Santa Barbara.
Cupcake Camp was presented by Cupcakes for Cancer, a non- profit created by 13 yr old Blakely Colvin.  The event was run by volunteers and the $10 door donation raised funds for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara. Everyone was so helpful and really made it a great experience.   We paid our donation at the door and received 4 tickets. The tickets were good for 1 regular cupcake or 2 mini cupcakes. We tried to get mini's so we could taste a little bit of everything.  You could purchase more tickets if you wanted more cupcakes.  

There was alot to do at Cupcake Camp. They had cupcake tasting, a frosting bar, a baking competition for amateurs/kids//professionals, cupcake eating contest, a cake auction, a dress party fashion show by Betsy Johnson, a runway parade, a Cupcake craft boutique and Whole Foods gave away ice cold milk.  They also had a raffle which none of us won. 

We took all the cupcakes to my house so we could taste test at our leisure.   We all agreed that the vanilla cupcake with raspberry filling & raspberry buttercream was our absolute favorite. It was moist & light..full of raspberry flavor (unfortunately we can't recall the name of the vendor. We know it was the 3rd booth on the right side of the banquet room but that is it.)   I think my 2nd favorite was the Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake from Bella Dolce Bakery.   We had margarita cupcakes, coconut key lime curd cupcakes, peaches n' cream, peanut butter, pumpkin spice, chocolate fudge and  lemon curd cupcakes. We also got to sample a lemon meringue cupcakes from Enjoy! Los Olivos.  So many vendors, so many cupcakes and so little memory.  Next time I go, I will take a picture of each booth so I remember important details. 

The only thing I think that would have made it a more pleasant experience is to be held in a larger room.  The banquet room was too small for the number of people, plus a stage and seating.  It felt a little cramped and we spent a lot of time trying to get through the crowd of people but overall it was a great turn out for an awesome cause & well worth the $10 donation.

Lucy Blue Peaches N Cream
Pumpkin Spice
Cake for Auction
Cake for Auction

Bella Dolce Bakery
Bella Dolce Bakery
Enjoy! Cupcakes from Los Olivos, CA
Our favorite cupcake..Vanilla cupcake with raspberry filling & raspberry buttercream

Ready to do a tasting
Nothing but liners left



Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Wow it sounds like such a fun event!! was the frosting bar where you could frost your own cupcake? I like the pic of all the cupcake liners!

www.sweetcreationsbystephanie.com said...

No.. it was so you could eat a shot of frosting :) Some people love frosting so much that they like to eat it plain with no cupcake

It was a lot of fun. Hope they have it again

Melissa said...


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