Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC 2.0 is in the planning stages!

I'm happy to announced that in the coming weeks, the CupcakeCamp NYC team will be organizing ourselves and starting to pull together the details of Cupcake NYC 2.0! We're hoping to make it bigger and better than last year, so be sure to stay tuned for more details!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Brooklyn Kitchen Cupcake Cook Off TONIGHT!

For those of you in the New York area, I (as in Mary Ann) will be judging the Brooklyn Kitchen's 3rd Annual Cupcake Cook Off Tonight in Williamsburg. The fun will be taking place at Union Pool, which is just off the Lorimer stop on the L train. Feel free to swing by between 7 and 9 p.m. to say hello!

Event Details
What: The Brooklyn Kitchen's 3rd Annual Cupcake Cook Off
Where: Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY (Off of the Lorimer L stop)
When: Monday, May 11th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC 2 - Who's in?

We're trying to get a general idea if everyone/anyone is interested in a summer CupcakeCamp. The one we are currently brainstorming is another 21+ event (it's a venue issue - all ages places are hard to come by). But, we are also thinking about an all age shindig sometime this summer too. So, tell us your thoughts/opinions/gripes/suggestions/etc. in the comments section. We are here for the cupcake lovin' New Yorkers, so tell us what you want!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Literary Death Match TONIGHT at Pianos in the L.E.S.

Tonight, CupcakeCamp NYC is a sponsor of Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match in the Lower East Side, so I encourage all of you to come out and support the cause of spreading amazing literary/comedy awesomeness in New York City. Hosted by Todd Zuniga and Erin Hosier, the lineup boasts Heidi Julavits (The Uses of Enchantment) Cheryl Wagner (Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around), Amy Lawless (Noctis Licentia), B.C. Edwards (Evitative), all to be judged by 30 Rock's Scott Adsit, Gawker's Richard Lawson and Scribner's Anna deVries!

When: Thursday, April 23; Doors at 7:00, show at 8:00 p.m. (sharp)
Where: Pianos, 158 Ludlow St., (212) 505-3733
Cost: $5

All proceeds support Opium Magazine.

CupcakeCamp NYC 2 planning under way!

Hello Cupcakers! CupcakeCamp NYC 2 is already in the planning stages for a summer event, so for those of you interested in helping out with the behind the scenes pre-event work, let me know. I know a few of you expressed interest via e-mail a while ago, but send me another note and I'll organize a meeting for us. Inspiration struck this morning in the form of my friend Adam Leir, so I've got a great theme to share with you all! Get ready - this CupcakeCamp is going to be awesome!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bakers - are you interested in participating in a bake sale?

Hey bakers! I've been in conversations with another event organizer who would love to have a bake sale at his upcoming literary/comedy show. If you're interested and would like to sign up, e-mail me at We only need between 5 to 10 bakers who can commit to making 2 to 3 dozen cupcakes each.

And if you need an additional reason to join in the fun, Scott Adsit from 30 Rock will be the judge of the show, so come on out and get your cupcakes in front of a television star!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Are you a blogger or baker who wants to be featured on our site?

If you participated in CupcakeCamp NYC this past Friday and have a web site, blog, etc. you would like to have posted on our site, e-mail We'll add you to the "Sweet Links" section!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Check out all the photos from CupcakeCamp NYC!

New York City's first ever CupcakeCamp = SUCCESS!

Well cupcakers, with over 230 people in attendance and the bar making six times what they normally make on a Friday night between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., I think it's safe to say that New York City loves cupcakes (and drinkin').

To everyone who came out - thank you. Each and everyone one of you contributed to CupcakeCamp's success, and now you having bragging rights to say,"I was at the first NYC CupcakeCamp, you know..." Seriously, to everyone who brought cupcakes to the people who ate until their stomachs were going to explode, thank you for being an awesome crowd. I met so many fantastic people last night and am excited about all the new folks I can now call my friends.

Another big thank you to Buttercup Bake Shop, Magnolia Bakery and Baked by Melissa for donating cupcakes. And extra big thank you to Billy's Bakery, who not only donated cupcakes but had some live representation at the event who graciously handed out free cupcake coupons to the crowd (thanks Maggie!). Be sure to visit Billy's in Chelsea and their new second location in Tribeca (opening at the end of May!).

Another big thank you to the ladies at Cupcakes Take the Cake. Not only did they step up and help us with publicity efforts, they are just a super cool group of girls to work with. Talk about the best media sponsor you could ever possibly have!

And to Brian Witte, graphic designer extraordinaire - I keep the poster you designed open on my desktop because I STILL can't get over how great it turned out. For anyone interested in hiring this talented designer, get in touch. I'll connect you to him.

And let's not forget Happy Ending. Frank and Oliver - you guys rule. You guys treated us like royalty the whole night and were, hands down, the greatest venue folks I've ever worked with. Thank you thank you thank you thank you for letting us have CupcakeCamp at your fantastic bar.

Lastly, watching a large group of adults collectively go through a sugar rush then the subsequent crash on a Friday night in New York City was easily one of the highlights of my life thus far. I can't wait to see all of you out at future CupcakeCamps - they are going to be bigger and better than the first!

Mary Ann

P.S. Be sure to check out the photo's at Cupcakes Take the Cake (here). Also, if you have photos from the event, e-mail me at I want to upload your pics to Flickr!

All photos courtesy of Stacie Joy from Cupcakes Take the Cake.

CupcakeCamp NYC poster courtesy of Brian Witte.

Friday, April 10, 2009

CupcakeCamp TONIGHT!

Hello Cupcakers -

The day has finally arrived- CupcakeCamp NYC is tonight! Before you head out to stuff yourself silly with cupcakes, here are a few things to remember:

1.) The whole point of the event is to eat cupcakes. So, if you signed up to bring some, please do so and don't flake out. If everyone takes this approach, CupcakeCamp will be cupcake-less. And for those of you that hadn't planned to bring any from the get go, we strongly encourage you to pick up a dozen on your way over. If everyone does this, we'll have over 2,000 cupcakes! And that means more for you to enjoy.

2.) Everyone bringing cupcakes should arrive by 7:15 so we can register your cakes.

3.) YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD TO ATTEND. The event is taking place at a bar - no exceptions to the age restriction can be granted.

4.) Have fun. If everyone who has signed up to bring cupcakes ACTUALLY follows through, the numbers work out to about 2 to 3 cupcakes per person (hence the reason it will be more fun if EVERYONE brings something to contribute). This isn't a guarantee though. Over 250 people have RSVP'd, so please keep in mind that your cup may not overfloweth with cupcake goodness.

5.) Tip your bartenders - Happy Ending did us a major favor by letting us hold the event at their bar, so show them some love.

See you all tonight!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cupcake Registration Deadline Extended!

Good news! The deadline for cupcake registration has been extended to Monday, April 7th! If you haven't yet e-mailed us for a registration form, do so by shooting us a note at


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC in the New York Times!

I want to give a big THANK YOU to Florence Fabricant for including CupcakeCamp in the New York Times' Dining Calendar today! My hope is this will encourage more people to donate cupcakes!

If you live in the New York area and want to join in the festivities, e-mail

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Remember - Registration Deadline Next Week!

Just a heads up - next Wednesday, April 1st, is the deadline to register cupcakes or to volunteer for CupcakeCamp NYC. We are still in need of bakers and on-site volunteers, so shoot us an e-mail at to get involved!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cupcakes Take the Cake is the official media sponsor of CupcakeCamp NYC!

Big news on the CupcakeCamp NYC front - we have an official media sponsor! The lovely team over at Cupcakes Take the Cake have graciously signed on to sponsor our event, and we couldn't be happier!

CupcakeCamp NYC is shaping up to be more awesome than originally planned! If you haven't yet RSVPd to attend or signed up to bring cupcakes, shoot us an e-mail at

See you on April 10th!

We need bakers!

CupcakeCamp NYC is in full swing, and now we are needing more bakers! Even if you can't bake, you can bring store-bought cupcakes. E-mail for more details!

Flier designed by Brian Witte.

Friday, March 20, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC announces venue and date!

We're proud to announce that CupcakeCamp NYC is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Happy Ending Lounge (full details below)!

If you are interested in volunteering and/or baking cupcakes for the event (you only need to bring a dozen if you decide to bake, but you are welcome to bring more), please e-mail us at - we'll send you the registration forms ASAP!

Also, if you just want to attend the event, RSVP to - we're totally down for non-bakers who just like to eat cupcakes to attend!

We can't wait to see you all on Friday, April 10th!

WHAT:CupcakeCamp NYC

WHEN: Friday, April 10th, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Happy Ending Lounge - 302 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 (between Forsyth and Eldridge)

ADDITOINAL DETAILS: To volunteer to work the event or to bake cupcakes, please e-mail us at

RSVP: To attend, please RSVP at

Saturday, March 7, 2009

We need help finding a venue!

We're having some difficulty finding a venue - apparently bar owners want guaranteed sales and are not the cupcake lovers we assumed they would be. So, if any of you know of someone that has a space (preferably a bar - we think that will add to the social nature of the event) and would be cool with us using their space, then get in touch with us at!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC's Facebook Group Page has double the members!

Whoa! In just a few days, the membership on CupcakeCamp NYC's group page has doubled! Great job guys and gals!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC's Facebook Group - growing, growing and growing!

Hi everyone! In just a couple of days, the official CupcakeCamp NYC Facebook Group Page has grown to almost 50 members! We're excited to have everyone on board and look forward to all the folks that haven't had a chance to join yet.

Remember - be sure to pass on the word to your friends about CupcakeCamp NYC. We'll have a date and venue confirmed soon, and that's when the party really begins!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Layer Cake Shop on Etsy - check it out!

For all of you already brainstorming cupcake designs for the soon to be scheduled CupcakeCamp NYC, you should definitely check out this site - Layer Cake Shop on Etsy.

Whether you want tiny hot dogs or garden gnomes to adorn the tops of your cupcake creations, this site has it! Check out their cupcake liners too - they even have metallic green for St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks to Jessy for the tip.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CupcakeCamp NYC Facebook group page is up!

To all you Cupcakers on Facebook, join the new CupcakeCamp NYC Group page. Be the first to hear about all news related to the event!

You can see the group page here.

Remember, get in touch with us at if you are interested in helping out with the organization of or volunteering on the day of!

Welcome to CupcakeCamp NYC!

Hello cupcakers! We're in the early stages of planning CupcakeCamp New York City, so get ready!

In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering, we need folks for the following positions:

- Set-up Helpers

- Check-in People - Help bakers get set up when they arrive 30 minutes before the event starts

- Greeters/Donation-takers (this is for anyone who is happy to talk to everyone who comes through the door and ask for voluntary donations)

- Cupcake Bouncers - keep people from eating cupcakes in the staging room, only let bakers and people wanting to take photographs in

- Cupcake Carriers - taking cupcakes from staging to the main area when they’re scheduled, taking back empty platters

- Clean-up

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail us at We'll let you know where we still have volunteer positions available and will slot you accordingly.

More info coming soon!