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From our Northwest Sister Camp: Cupcake Camp Seattle needs your help!

Cupcake Camp Seattle: Seattle’s Biggest Tasting Event

Cupcake Camp Seattle is a chance for the community to come together in an effort to fight back against cancer. It is an event designed for the cupcake and dessert lovers among us; those who love to eat them and those who love to make them! Cupcake Camp has been held all over the world. It was even held in Seattle for several years in the past where over 5,000 cupcakes were donated by bakers in our community! We are very excited to announce that it will be back this year on May 30th, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Northshore Relay for Life!

Our theme this year is Disney and we will be having cupcake contests, a Disney photo booth, live music, and lots of fun games and activities.

What: A gathering of those who love all things cupcakes.

Who: Bakers, Sponsors, Cancer Fighters and Cupcake Lovers!

When: Saturday May 30th, 2015. Relay for Life Kickoff is at 12:00pm and Cupcake Camp will be open for entry at 1:00pm until we run out of cupcakes!

Where: Skyview Junior High during the Northshore Relay for Life

The Contest: There will be a contest with lots of great prizes for the following categories for Professional and Amateur bakers: Best Theme, Best Decorated, Best Tasting, Best Display and Most Unique Ingredients.

The Cupcakes: All the cupcakes will be donated by our local community by bakers of all ages and levels.  Whether you own a bakery and are a professional baker, or just love baking for fun, we invite you all to bring cupcakes to share at our event and help us raise money for cancer! You can choose to enter our contest, but it is not required. We are expecting 1,000 – 2,000 people in attendance.

Where the Money Goes: All proceeds from Cupcake camp will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Relay for Life is the largest cancer-fighting movement in the world. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. In fact, Relay for Life will be going on at the same location as Cupcake Camp, so be sure to come early and check out our Opening Ceremony and Survivor’s Lab at 12:00pm. We raised $143,582 last year and had over 1,000 participants!

How You Can Help: We look towards our community and local businesses to help make our event successful!   By supporting the American Cancer Society through a Relay for Life event, you are sending the message that you care about the well-being of your community and are committed to saving lives by partnering with the world’s largest fight for more birthdays This is the perfect way to advertise your business by getting your name out there and supporting an incredible cause! All donations are tax deductible. You can help us in several different ways:

  • Donatecupcakes: Register as a baker and donate cupcakes or any other baked goods!
  •  Donate prizes: Gift cards/certificates, movie passes, baking supplies, tickets, baking books, etc.
  •  Donate supplies: Supplies such as gloves, decorations, table cloths, napkins, forks, paper plates, etc.
  •  Donate services: We are looking for people who can donate all kinds of services such as photographers, make-up artists, face painters, balloon artists, etc.
  • Volunteer: Help out with advertising, finding sponsors and bakers, and day-of event activities.
  • Suggest an activity or sponsorship: We’re open to suggestions. Tell us what you want, and we will try to make it happen!





Help Another Sister Out! Cupcake Camp Seattle is Back!

Hey, guys! Please forward to all your peeps in Seattle. It’s coming back May 30, 2015! All for a great cause!! Thanks so much!

Visit God’s Green Acres Grand Opening This Weekend!

Our amazing Sponsor, God’s Green Acres is having a Grand Opening to celebrate their new location.  Come join them! It’s the same great store, now two doors down on Central Avenue (Summerville, SC)!

From their Facebook page:

God’s Green Acre is happy to announce the
Grand Opening of our new store (located adjacent
to our old store) at 1244-B Central Ave.
The Grand Opening will be Friday March 20th from 9 am to
6 pm and Saturday March 21st from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
We will be having a 20% off sale on most of our in-stock
products and a drawings for a gift basket, essential oil diffuser, and
other prizes as well.
Please stop by and check out our new store!

Thank you all for your support!

Thank you again for all your support in making Cupcake Camp 2015 a success! Over $535 was donated to Dorchester Habitat for Humanity​ Restore. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

Time to Frost and Load!

Time to frost and load!

See you there!!

Meet Paolo Licciardi, Sponsor of Cupcake Camp Summerville! 

Meet Paolo Licciardi, Creator of Sapone di Paolo, quality handmade soaps, shaving creams, balms and much more.


Why am I here?  What made me decide to start making shaving products?

Oddly enough, it all started with my hands.

I was suffering from dry, cracked and often bleeding hands.  It was to a point where getting dressed, or reaching into my pocket for my wallet, or tapping the turn signal in my car, or picking just about anything up would split open my fingers.  I was getting beyond frustrated.

I used every hand cream.  I went to the dermatologist.  He gave me steroid ointments which healed it, but it would always come back a week later.  Completely sick of having four bandaids on my hands at once, it was time to solve this on my own.

My research began.  After some time and testing, I found that removing sulfates from my skin did the trick.  This led me into the world of natural products.  Once I had cleaned up my ingredient lists with everything in the sink, shower, laundry, etc., I was still feeling slightly itchy when I shaved.  This brought me to the wonderful and intriguing world of the traditional wet shaving community.

I had learned how to shave as a teen with safety razors.  After years of canned foams and gels, bad disposable razors, electric razors and every other gimmick, it was a welcomed return to my roots along with the newly acquired interest in shaving soaps.  I dove right in.

Creams. Soaps. Hard. Soft. Balms. Splashes. Endless scents. Brushes. Blades… It’s all very intoxicating and addictive.

With a few favorites, I thought “why not try to make your perfect soap?”  Take the slickness from this one, a scent like that one and the post shave feel from that other one and make my super soap! I’m a genius!

Until I actually tried it.  I very abruptly learned a new and great respect for soap makers.

But I persevered.  It is a very intriguing and enjoyable process.  It lets me be both creative AND nerdy!  After several months of tinkering and tweaking, I finally have my perfect soap.  It lathers easily, it’s slick, it smells fantastic and my face feels great hours later.

And now I can hopefully pass that same feeling on to you.

We can hardly wait to try it! launches on Monday, 3/16/15. Follow Paolo @saponedipaolo and support Charleston locally!



PARKING for tomorrow

PARKING: There are several parking spots available but we encourage carpooling as we may or may not be allowed to park at New Life Baptist Church across the street. You may park on Cinnamon and Greyback Roads (parallel to Dorchester Habitat but please do not  park on Mallard as it will be towed at owner’s expense. 


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