|My Pecan Pie Cupcake!
This time last week I had just successfully baked, decorated, and transported 72 cupcakes to Dallas for the first ever Cupcake Camp! I know 72 may not sound like a lot, but to someone who has never made that many at once before, it sure seemed like a lot!
|1 of 3 pans!
A few weeks ago, I stumbled on to the Cupcake Camp Dallas
I honestly can’t even remember how I got to the page, but in a late night moment of weakness I signed up to bring 6 dozen cupcakes.
Immediately after hitting send I began to wonder what I had just got myself in to!
But now, several cups of sugar, pecans, and a couple dozen eggs later, I am so glad that I did!!
is a 100% volunteer-organized not for profit event where all the money goes to the Dallas-based medical mission organization The Leap Foundation
Leap is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteer plastic surgeons, urologists, eye surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthodontists, nurses and support staff that offers surgical care to children around the world. Over 4000 cupcakes + great cause? Count me in!
It was wall to wall cupcakes in there! Just entering the room was enough to give you a sugar high with all the yummy sights and smells. Sweet potato, chocolate caramel, pina colada, cinnamon roll… so many wonderful and inventive flavors! I had such a great time tasting all the other yummy cupcakes, networking and chatting with all the other fellow bakers, watching the cupcake eating contest, and of course passing out my cupcakes to all the sweet people who came out to support the event.
There was also a cupcake competition for the Best Overall, Best Texas Themed, and Best Easter Themed between both the amateur and professional bakers. I entered the Best Texas Themed contest with my Pecan Pie Cupcake… and I won! I was so surprised when they called my cupcake! About ten years ago, I entered a Pecan Pie in the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show and won Grand Champion; that is the only other baking contest I have ever entered. I love that both my wins were centered around pecan pie!
I am so thankful to my Mom for letting me use her kitchen (duh, she has a dishwasher!) and for being my sous chef for the morning. I am so thankful to James for
putting up with supporting me and any baker-zilla moments I may have had trying to get all the cupcakes there. I’m also thankful to my friend Ann who came out to support me and took pictures for me. (Would you believe I forgot my camera?)
And thank you to all my blogger friends, it was because of my blog that I even found out about this great event, so… I hope these adorable little cupcake candles will show my appreciation!
Enter to win:
1. Follow me through Google Friends
3. Friend me on Facebook: SweetBellaRoos
Leave me a comment on this post (for each item above) to let me know and I will select a winner at random next Saturday 5/7/11. Make sure your e-mail address is included or can be easily found.
Also, if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there is another yummy cause you can be a part of TOMORROW, 5/1/11, at the
Fort Worth. Bring a batch of cookies, and $10 cash, and they will send your donation to the people impacted by the storms in
Alabama. Stop in between the hours of 12:00-4:30pm, for location and more information go to: Young Chefs Academy
This would be a great way to involve the kids and teach them about how important it is to help our friends in need! Such a simple gesture can really go a long way!
For more information and pictures from Cupcake Camp Dallas check out these other sites:
Jimmages Pictures (Go to clients, find the gallery: Cupcake Camp, enter passcode: Yum)