Monday, April 7, 2014

Contest Changes

Hello, Bakers! 
We've upped the ante a little bit and made some changes to our Contest this year. We're quite excited about it and hope you will be, too! The prizes will be just as amazing and worth your bake-offs!

Our first change is creating a new special category that syncs with our Holy City Brewing location with the BYOB (Bring Your Own Brew) Cupcake. This category will be judged on the best use of beer in your ingredients.  Please remember to bring 3 cupcakes per judge.

The second change is the slight increase of cupcakes needed for competition. All competing bakers who bring 72 cupcakes are permitted to enter in one category of the competition. Bakers who bring 144 or more are permitted to enter two categories of the competition. Bakers who bring 240 or more cupcakes, you are permitted to enter all three categories.
1:72, 2:144, 3:240 or greater  = win, win, win! Remember, it's ALL for charity and we thank you in advance!

Lastly, we are removing Amateur/Professional categories and will have you bake it out to the top 3 for 2014. Eep! It's fierce and we know you will all have fun! 

Registration forms will be available online soon.  Tell all your baking buddies and feel free to share this post!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday!  We are looking for Sponsors again! If you would like to be a part of Camp 2014, please take a look at our Sponsor section and email us. It's pretty easy to Sponsor, trust us. We are welcome to your ideas for sponsorship ideas, too. Thank you in advance!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Holy City, Batman!

 Guess what, Buttercups?! Our next location for Camp is Holy City Brewing!! Date TBA early November 2014. HCB will be our wonderful host and they didn't even wait five minutes to say they were in, all in for cupcakes!! There will be a new contest twist and it may involve beer pairings so be on the lookout, bakers! We are also looking forward to giving back to the community with a local charity (TBD). It's on like Donkey Kong!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend!

Hello, friends! It's that time again. We've gone through some personal changes and it's all good but has kept us busy from posting for awhile and we apologize for being silent. We are in the middle of looking for a 2014 Venue and narrowing down on choosing a local charity. Thanks for patience and keep checking back in!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Meet Chef Kimberly Brock Brown, One of Cupcake Camp Charleston's Judges this year!


Chef Kimberly Brock Brown was born and raised in Chicago and has over 25 years experience within the culinary arena and is currently the Executive Chef at a major hospital within the Charleston area. During her culinary journey as a Chef's Apprentice Graduate in 1984, she worked in the kitchens of Hyatt Regency Hotels in Dallas, TX & Hilton Head Island, SC, Atlanta Hilton and Towers in Atlanta,GA, Grove Park Inn and Country Club in Asheville, NC and Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC. She is also a Dale Carnegie graduate and has cooked at the prestigous James Beard House in New York city.
In 2001, Chef Kimberly started a wholesale specialty foods distributing company. In 2009, she wanted to get back to the basics with her culinary expertise and started Culinary Concepts, LLC for catering and other services.

Through the American Culinary Federation, Chef Kimberly has earned several certifications & awards. She is a member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the Honor Society of the ACF, and founding member of the ACF National Pastry and Baking Guild. Chef Kimberly is currently the Academy's only African-American Female Chef inducted in its 30-plus year history and is the only African-American Female Certified Pastry Chef in South Carolina. In recognition of her dedication to her craft, the joy of teaching and helping others, and love of cooking, Chef Kimberly was awarded a Lifetime Professional Membership in the ACF in 2007.


In her off time of running her own business and being a devoted mother, Kimberly has been a Culinary Arts adjunct teacher for Johnson & Wales University and The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College. She is a participating chef with the White House's First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative for Chefs Move to Schools program. Recently, Chef Kimberly has written a new book titled, Here I Am!: Chef Kimberly's Answer to the Question Where Are the Female and Minority Chefs? available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


Biography courtesy of www.kimberlybrockbrown.net

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Parking Spots for Next Weekend!

Next weekend see the map attached for available parking spots at The Alley and Post & Courier. Thank you Post & Courier! There is also street parking. Please do not park at the Piggly Wiggly. Your car will be towed.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Meet Corrine Gottlieb, One of our 2014 Cupcake Camp Charleston Judges


Corinne Gottlieb has been involved in baking throughout her life, beginning at the age of eight.  At age ten she weaned off of Betty Crocker cake mixes and taught her mom how to bake from scratch! While living in the San Francisco Bay area for several years, she was exposed to a diversity of cuisines which influenced her repertoire of cakes, cookies, whoopee pies, homemade buttercream and other specialties.  Her friends and family have enjoyed endless kinds of baked goods. Now a Charleston resident, Corinne recently served as a judge at the Bee's Ferry Recreation Center chili cook-off. 
 
Corinne's family always encouraged creativity of every sort, and baking has always been there for her. At present, she is currently developing a cookbook and raising her two children.