Cupcake Camp is coming to Adelaide! I first heard of this through Monique who is the founder of Cupcake Camp Adelaide and was immediately taken by the idea. It’s already pretty darn brilliant to be able to eat cupcakes, but to be able to eat cupcakes for charity? Bring it on!
I caught up with Monique in an attempt to learn more about Cupcake Camp Adelaide. Hope you’ve had lunch because after going through all these, I was hungry for cupcakes!
C: What is Cupcake Camp and how does it work?
M: Cupcake Camp is an event where a group of volunteers come together and bake cupcakes. The concept wasn’t always for charity, but when I started it up in Adelaide I thought it would be a good idea!
C: As Cupcake Camp is for charity, have you decided on which charity you will be doing fundraising for?
M: This year we are fundraising for flood relief – they still need our help long after the media have forgotten them.
C: You mentioned that Cupcake Camp inspired you to start your own cupcake business: how did the whole process come about? And why cupcakes specifically?
M: When I first ran Cupcake Camp in 2009 I was really starting to get into cupcakes, the previous Christmas I had been given a cupcake making set! I then came across the idea of Cupcake Camp and the event was such a success I thought I could probably make it into a part time business idea.
I love cupcakes because they’re an individual portion of a cake that can be custom designed for the person eating it – and it still retains its beauty right up until the moment the person starts eating it, unlike slices of cake!
C: What is your favourite Cupcake?
M: Red Velvet! It’s a vanilla/choc buttermilk cupcake with deep red colouring, topped with a cream cheese frosting. Amazing.
C: What sort of cupcakes can we look forward to at Cupcake Camp?
M: Here’s some of the coolest flavours: Pumpkin Spice, Peanut Butter Choc, Apple Toffee, Lemon Meringue and Rocky Road! Of course we’ll have all of the originals vanilla/choc/strawberry and also lots of dietary requirement cupcakes (dairy free, vegan, gluten free).
C: Are you still looking for help of any sort to support this amazing event?
M: We’re still looking for any raffle prize donations. Our tea/coffee/sugar was donated to us already and we have a couple of prizes but we’d still like some more! Also anyone can donate a prize they think is suitable. We’re also accepting any additional bakers, and they can register up until Thursday.
Okay, I don’t know about you, but those flavours that are going to be available at Cupcake Camp already have me drooling big time. I may live 2.5 hours away from Adelaide, but I’m so getting there. Especially the Apple Toffee Cupcake. That has my name all over it!!
If you are able to, do come down to Cupcake Camp Adelaide!
Thanks Monique for being so generous with her time and letting us learn a bit more about Cupcake Camp. Hopefully I will have photos to share with you next time we talk about Cupcake Camp!