Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cupcake Camp OC 2010

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First ever Cupcake Camp in the OC was held this past Sunday (August 1st) at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA.My dear friend Hannah Lee & Team threw together this event in less than 3 months to help bring awareness and raise funds against Human Trafficking.
It was her first event as big as this for an awesome cause which turned out SUPER successful! Over $9,000 was raised, 90 bakers (one of which was me & my roommates) and 1,000 people in attendance!WOW.The organizers did a fantastic job for their first ever fund-raising event!Of course there were a few hiccups as they did not anticipate SO many people...but I really dislike those people who only want to focus on that. Go away! Let’s celebrate their hearts and their successes! YAY!

So my girlfriends &I volunteered ourselves in different ways.That afternoon, my roommates and I baked over 24 “popcorn” cupcakes and we entered the amateur competition for “Childhood Inspired” cupcakes.It was exciting to see so many people take pictures of our cupcakes.*BIG SMILE*No, we didn’t win, but it was still fun to participate in that way.I took my SLR and volunteered to take pictures for the event and even helped with the registration for a bit as they had such a long line~ out the door to the downstairs front valet! WOW.Can you believe it?

At the end of the day, I was just AMAZED.I was amazed at all the bakeries that donated their time and their cupcakes. Over 5,000 cupcakes donated! I was amazed at the decorations and the hotel space donated.I was amazed at all the volunteers’ hard work and services.This show how when one person sets out to do something good, that something really great can be accomplished.

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LOOMIES popcorn cupcakes
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Nad's flower cupcakes
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Winner of Childhood inspired! Peanut butter & Jelly
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Winner of Most Unique Flavor: Chicken & Waffles
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Donated cupcakes
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DJ who volunteered his services. & Donated Signs for the Event.
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Over 1000 people attended
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Cupcake eating contest!

1 comment:

  1. how fun!!! great pictures stacey. =)

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