Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Looking Back at CupcakeCampDC 2012

DC's third annual CupcakeCamp was held recently at Continental. Many of you showed up and ate some delicious cupcakes, won great raffle prizes, and donated to a good cause. We gathered up your feedback/voting slips and got your entries for "Crowd Favorite" award winner and your thoughts about CupcakeCampDC.


All of you said the venue was great! Some said it was too big, some said it was too small. A big aspect of this was the major influx of people forced inside from the outdoor Jazz Festival when the storm hit all of a sudden. This also led to a few people mentioning that it was a bit dark inside. The floor to ceiling wall of windows definitely became more gloomy when they were filled up with clouds. It was great to have the games spread out over the whole space to encourage mingling and playing. I was also glad to see that we were able to bring a lot of new people to Continental that hadn't been there before so that we could show a new area to you!

Organization: This year we limited t-shirt sales to a month before the event. We also introduced a new idea: VIP tickets! In previous years we realized people didn't want to carry around and eat cupcakes all at the same time; they want to take their time and enjoy the event comfortably. This way, leftovers could also be transported home!

Charity: Last year we raised $1k for DC Candlelighters and this year we were able to raise over $2,000 for DC Candlelighters!! Thank you all for your support and effort in changing the lives of those affected by pediatric cancer. We had a great presentation by DC Candlelighters playing throughout the event and raised awareness for Child Cancer. 

Thank you everyone for coming out and we really appreciate your feedback. We read every feedback slip and heard every word you wrote.

Thanks so much to our Sponsors: Harris Teeter Pentagon Row (Cupcake Containers), Patchwork Designs (T-Shirts), Stephanie at Copies @ Carson (Brochures), IZZE (Raffle Prizes), South Block Smoothie (Raffle Prizes), Starbucks Clarendon & Metro Center (Raffle Prizes), FreeCupcakeWraps.com (Raffle Prizes), Red Mango Clarendon (Raffle Prizes), Lime Pentagon City (Raffle Prizes), Buffalo Wild Wings Gainesville (VIP Prizes), Oandasan Family (Raffle Prizes), Yida Li (Photography), and of course all of our wonderful volunteers and bakers!

Please stay tuned here for updates on CupcakeCampDC 2012, 2013, and other CupcakeCamp related going-ons. If you are interested in being a judge or volunteering for next year, contact us at dc.cupcakecamp@gmail.com.


The judge panel chose the winners for best tasting cupcakes and you, the attendees, wrote your favorite cupcakes in to vote for the crowd favorite. There were five judges and they tallied up their scores and averaged them out to determine the winners. 

First Place: Joel's Chicken & Waffles
Second Place: Monika's Salted Caramel Apple
Crowd Favorite: Monika's Salted Caramel Apple
Third Place: Amanda's Nutella Nuff Said Cupcakes
Honorable Mention (1/10th of a point!): Shelly's Peanut Butter Cup-Cakes


There were some great shots taken at CupcakeCampDC! Please add any photos you might have to the Flickr Group and the slideshow below will be automatically updated.

Press Coverage

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