Planning for the 2011 Cupcake Love-in is in full swing! We are so grateful for and often delightfully stunned by the overwhelming generosity of our sponsors, donors and of course… our local community of bakers, chefs, restaurants, cupcakeries and caterers who so graciously give of their time, product, energy and talent in support of this fundraising event. This year we have the honor of working with them as a community in support of Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS). Without the fruits of their labor, the Cupcake Love-in wouldn’t be the sweet affair that it is. With that said, we would like to reveal the 2011 Cupcake Love-in line up… (drum roll, please)
Returning Cupcake Love-in participants include winners of the cupcake competitions- Arcadia Farms– Best Classic Cupcake, Barb’s Bakery– People’s Choice, Cupcake Café– Best Savory Cupcake, Modern Steak-Most Outrageous Cupcake and Tammie Coe– Best Frosting. There were so many great entries, but these bakers took the cupcake, so to speak! What will they dream up this year? The competition will be fun and fierce!
Additional veterans of the 2010 Cupcake Love-in include Bloom, Bourbon Steak, Butter & Me, Cruelty Free Cupcakes, La Dolce Pesca, Liberty Market, Nothing Bundt Cakes-Scottsdale, Olive & Ivy, Posh, SweetArt Bakery and Tracy Dempsey Originals.
We are excited to introduce our community of Cupcake Love-in fans and supporters to the many new bakers, chefs and restaurants joining us this year. Given how many of our cupcake baking friends responded with a “yes, count us in!”, it seems that our love affair with that sweet little frosted cake is here to stay! We welcome our new Cupcake Love-in participants- Arrogant Butcher, Churn, Cookies from Home, Cowboy Ciao, Cupcakes by Design, D’licious Dishes, Fez on Central, NCounter, Pink Velvet Cakery, Santa Barbara Catering Company, Simply Sweets, Slade Grove Creative Gourmet, The Spotted Donkey Cantina Switch, TLC Bakery, Top it Cupcakes, Treehouse Bakery, Two Spoons Desserts, Urban Cookies and Whole Foods Bakery, Whoopie Pie Baking Company and 24 Carrots.
It will be exciting to see and taste what all of these talented chefs bring to the party!
Look for more announcements and teasers as Sunday, October 30th draws near. We look forward to another successful Cupcake Love-in and a chance to make a difference in our community through the help and support of our friends in cupcakes and YOU.