Cupcake Camp’s Call for Bakers

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Cupcake creators are a dime a baker’s dozen these days, but Cupcake Camp Charleston’s on the hunt for pastry artists willing to serve up at least 24 cupcakes for free.

Now in its fourth year, Cupcake Camp is a community benefit for the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program. Originally created in 2008 by a San Francisco populist scientist, the event’s since spread to cities around the world. There’s no charge for the cupcakes – organizers describe the Camp as a chance “for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment – but donations will be accepted online and during the event at The Alley on Nov. 10 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Cupcake Camp Charleston’s website offers a lengthy list of guidelines, but submitted cupcakes must be regulation-size, edible and not in need of refrigeration. If bakers choose, they can enter their cupcakes for judging. Prizes will be awarded in the best decorated, best savory and best tasting categories.

And, speaking of prizes, Cupcake Camp Charleston is looking for those, too. To donate prizes or supplies, contact mtaylor@scyap.com before Oct. 15. (Prospective bakers shouldn’t feel too rushed: The registration deadline is Nov. 8.)

For more information, visit www.cupcakecampcharleston.blogspot.com.

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