By Cathleen Twardzik
If you like cupcakes of all imaginable flavors, then get to CupcakeCamp Boston.
On April 13, the second annual CupcakeCamp Boston will occur at The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Once again, bakers and cupcake lovers will come together to indulge in the ultimate cupcake extravaganza.
Although, admission is free, a donation of $5 is suggested. Attendees may enjoy cupcakes, all of which were prepared by an array of bakers in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and beyond. Dozens of amateur bakers will it round out.
“I started CupcakeCamp Boston a year ago. I attended the inaugural CupcakeCamp New York and wanted to bring CupcakeCamp to Boston,” said Elizabeth Ginsburg, Founder of CupcakeCamp Boston. Interestingly, “Somerville was the least expensive place to host an event for hundreds of people.”
The bakeries, which are participating in the event are: Babycakes, Cakeology, The Chocolate Tarte, Cupcakory, Cupcake MoJo, C-Cups Cupcakes, Mix Bakery, O’Sugar! Cakery, Petsi Pies, Sweet, Sugar Bakery, Treat Cupcake Bar and We Make Cupcakes.
“The first CupcakeCamp Boston was such an overwhelming success, [that] we just had to do it again in 2011 — even bigger and better than last year. Many of last year’s bakers and bakeries are participating, again, this year — along with several newcomers,” she said.
“Last year, the inaugural CupcakeCamp Boston drew over 400 attendees, [and included] cupcakes from over a dozen area bakeries and 80 amateur bakers,” said Ginsburg.
However, this year, the change in venue to the Armory will offer almost three times the space. Therefore, approximately 800 people are expected to attend.
Proceeds will be donated to the local food rescue organization, Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
This year’s event is being sponsored by King Arthur Flour (KAF), which is a company that is synonymous with New England and baking. While you are there, grab baking and decorating tips, sweet treats, and prizes from KAF.
CupcakeCamp was founded in San Francisco and was established as an ad-hoc gathering, which began to allow people could share the experience of eating cupcakes in an open environment.
The event is considered somewhat of an international phenomenon because CupcakeCamps have come to cities, throughout the United States, as well as abroad, according to a press release.
Hundreds of fun flavors will be available to sample, including: Peanut Butter Cup — chocolate cake with peanut butter cup center and peanut butter buttercream, Neopolitan — chocolate and vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream, and Cookie Dough — vanilla cake with cookie dough center topped with chocolate or vanilla buttercream, according to Ginsburg.