Happy New Year! Welcome to Cupcake Love-in’s first blog post! We are excited to bring you all things cupcake and support our valley bakeries, restaurants and pastry chefs as well as local charities! We will continue to update you on this year’s Love-in on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as well as feature our local talent pool of bakers!
We are also having three mini events this year leading up to our big bash on October 30th. Our first event “Cupcakes & Cocktails” will be held at Chef Bernie Kantak’s new restaurant Citizen Public House.We will also, from time to time, post cupcake recipes, fill you in on cute/clever ideas for decorating and displaying your cupcakes and tell you about great local proprietors who have adorable cupcake schwaag! You can get all the latest news regarding the Love-in, (i.e. participants joining us this year, our great sponsors, raffle and door prize donors and volunteer opportunities!)
Bernie was one of our judges at the Love-in’s Cupcake Competition back in October. He was a trooper, as were all our judges who I’m sure had no idea what they were in for when they signed up – dozens upon dozens of cupcake samples in three hours! So please join us Thursday, February 17th, 2011 from 5-7pm and for $25.00 you’ll get a welcome signature cocktail created by Rich Moe, CPH’s talented mixologist; a special discounted appetizer menu; a cool, not yet available to the public, Cupcake Love-in 2011 T-shirt from Brand X T-shirts; and of course delicious cupcakes.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, a Scottsdale based nonprofit group of real estate professionals who rescue pets left behind due to foreclosures or other financial hardship. We will also have a free raffle where you can win tickets to this year’s Love-in and gift certificates to some great Valley digs! We hope you can make it out to this intimate gathering and check out Bernie’s amazing new place! Tickets are limited and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. Stay tuned for info about our Cupcake Crawl in May!
Peace, love and cupcakes!