Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Charleston's Café & Café Catering!


     Charleston's Café has been serving the area's finest and most unique breakfast, lunch, and brunch cuisine for decades. Recently voted as East Cooper's Best Brunch restaurant, the great neighborhood café is one of Charleston's top family-run café and catering companies, implementing a delectable twist on traditional southern fare and friendly southern hospitality. The lunch menu features a selection of salads & sandwiches. Be sure to check out "the social scene going on and enjoy the creative dishes" as featured on the Food Network's Hungry Detective.
     Our hours are Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 2:30PM and
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM.  We are located at 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Check out our menu at http://www.charlestonscafe.com/cafe/about.html. Contact the café at (843) 856-7796 or email us at cafe@charlestonscafe.com.
     We also offer catering services for all your event planning needs!  For grand or intimate occasions, Café Catering has been serving Charleston and the surrounding areas for many years. Family owned and operated, Café Catering has finely-tuned itself for excellence on all levels.
     Specializing in weddings, corporate and social events, the catering staff will completely design your customized wedding, your individualized corporate event or just your get together with friends.
     For any occasion, from the service, the visual displays and unequaled food, we are here to assist you with all the fundamentals needed to produce your event and to ensure that your guests enjoy themselves at an affair planned by Café Catering. Menu design plays an integral part in the development of your event and we offer a variety of exceptional and distinctive cuisines. Please browse our menu selections to help assist you in designing your unique event. Then contact us to begin the process of providing you with a detailed proposal. Visit us online, http://charlestonscafe.com/catering/home.aspx, facebook, http://www.facebook.com/CafeCatering and follow our blog, http://cafecateringcharleston.blogspot.com/!


Keith Clark, Café Catering
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Dancing on the Ceiling
3. . You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Ninja for his quick reflexes.
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? I leave the baking to my wife. She's much better at that :)


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Southland Soap!

My name is Linda Mackey DO and I'm founder of Southland Soap. I'm also an Osteopathic Physician with a strong holistic slant. I am convinced our bodies can very often heal themselves, if given support and no interference from toxic substances.
I got serious about using natural hair color in 2008 after becoming sensitized to chemical hair dyes.  The burning scalp is not only very uncomfortable but can actually lead to serious allergic reactions-and even death.
Being known as She-Who-Will-Not-Tolerate-Visible-Roots I knew I had to act quickly, so I started using henna. At that time, people were mixing henna with hot water and applying the paste.  While that does give nice color, the process is a terrible messy hassle.  I knew there had to be a better way.
I’m also an osteopathic physician who was a chemistry major in college.  I had already been using shampoo bars because they contain simpler, gentler ingredients than most liquid shampoos on the market.
One day I wondered:  could henna be made into shampoo bars and give color?  It took a week of intense experimentation, but I did it.  Radiant Bars were born, and we have many loyal customers around the world who love them as much as I do. The rest, they say, is history although we're still writing it at this time.
     Our products are available for purchase online.  More information can be found on www.southlandsoap.com or on facebook, www.facebook.com/SouthlandSoap.  Contact us at info@southlandsoap.com.

1. What is your favorite cupcake? All of them.  Seriously.  I've never eaten a cupcake I didn't love.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song:  All Night Long
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper?  Definitely the pirate.
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen?  Spelt bread.  I'm a flour snob. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: A. Patch Insurance Agency

     A. Patch Insurance Agency is a Nationwide Insurance Company that is definitely on your side.  President and Principal Agent Charles Christen, Jr. owns A. Patch Insurance Agency located on 2065 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC.  We can customize a policy that's right just for you. Our lowcountry agency is built on service and we are here for you!  
     A. Patch Insurance offers Auto, Home, Life, and Commercial policies for all your insurance needs including coverage for your ATV, boat, motorcycle, RV and personal watercrafts.  We can customize a policy to cover what matters most to you.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Contact us today, (843) 556-4221 or online, http://www.nationwide.com/agent/charleston-south-carolina-insurance-agent/charles-christen-jr/office.html


Debbie Morillo, Associate Agent / Director of Operations
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Cream cheese pound cake with strawberry filling. 
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Dancing on the Ceiling 
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Pirate 
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Does warming up bread count? 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: The Music Farm!

     The Music Farm is Charleston's premiere venue for the biggest music acts to come through downtown Charleston.  Located at 32 Ann Street, Music Farm can house up to 960 people.  All shows are on sale at our box office (32 Ann Street) Tuesday - Thursday, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM or through www.etix.com and unless noted on our site, shows are all ages.  We can meet all your liquid needs with our full service bar. 
     We are also available for private parties. We provide sound engineers, lighting directors, security, door and bar personnel. Please email us at info@musicfarm.com for rates (include type of event and the intended date so we can offer a quote).
     For more information, visit us at www.musicfarm.com.  Our concert hotline is (843) 577-6989  and to buy tickets, call us at (843) 577-6969.


Kristen, General Manager
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Anything with chocolate!
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Dancing on the Ceiling
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Ninja, for speed of course.
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Birthday Cake for my friend's 29th Bday - White Cake with Chocolate Icing.





Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: God's Green Acre





God’s Green Acre is an independent, locally owned health food store that’s been in operation since 1968. We’re one of the oldest health food stores in South Carolina. We recently moved to a new location, on 1260-C Central Ave., right outside the historic section of Summerville.  
We have a great variety of items, including gluten-free products, flours and sweeteners, herbal, green and black teas (that go great with cupcakes), juices, kombucha, cleanses, herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals, homeopathic remedies, natural health & beauty aids, essential oils, frozen foods, raw apple cider vinegar, ear candles…you name it and we just might carry it!
We support local agricultural and local entrepreneurs:  we carry raw milk from Sea Island Jerseys (Wadmalaw), Milky Way Farms (upstate), and Jeremiah Farm (John’s Island), free-range eggs (Bowman), Grawnola products, (Hanahan), Bee City honey and pollen (Cottageville), Sinless Chocolate candy bars (Charleston), and Mission Essentials lotions and soaps (Daniel Island). Some of our most popular brands include Ezekiel breads, Dr. Bronner’s, Bragg’s, Alvita, Bob’s Red Mill, Udi’s, Garden of Life, Udo’s, and MegaFood.   
We pride ourselves on our customer service. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll try to get it.  We carry a lot of the things that Dr. Oz recommends.  
     Our hours are 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday.  Stop by our store or visit us online
http://www.godsgreenacreonline.com and on facebook!

1. Favorite cupcake: Red Velvet
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: All Night Long
3. Ninja or pirate: Pirate, but only if it’s Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.  
4. Last thing we baked:  Carrot Cake

Friday, September 23, 2011

Truly, More Cupcake Camp Charleston Promotion 2011!

Starbucks on E. Bay Street, Charleston, SC!
Alchemy Coffee, Charleston, SC!

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC! Thank you Laura Pilcher/Pilcher Media for taking pictures!

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC! Thank you Laura Pilcher/Pilcher Media for taking pictures!

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC! Thank you Laura Pilcher/Pilcher Media for taking pictures!

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC! Thank you Laura Pilcher/Pilcher Media for taking pictures!

Tomatoes Restaurant, Summerville, SC! Thank you, Andrea Gervacio/Free Bird Creative Services for taking pictures!

Panera Bread, Charleston, SC!

Bulldog Tours, Charleston, SC!

Meet Our Sponsor: Tina Rucker!

     Tina Rucker was born and raised right here in the lowcountry.  She is married and has two children, along with three four-legged babies.  She is an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Handbags and Gifts and also Avon.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Frances R. Willis SPCA in Dorchester County.  She will save you money, too as she is a coupon fiend! Tina also enjoys teaching handmade greeting card classes and scrapbooking to ages 6-96!
     Contact Tina for more info. on her Avon site http://trucker.avonrepresentative.com, or on her facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mom-With-Coupons/264483567619.
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Chocolate Flavored Cupcake with Vanilla Icing 
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Truly
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Ninja, because I don't want to have to listen to the Pirate constantly yell "Aye"
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Last thing I baked (which took all day)...was a totally made from scratch German Chocolate Cake

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Bulldog Tours!



     Bulldog Tours was founded in 2001 in an effort to raise money for the preservation of The Old Exchange, one of our country's most historic buildings. To date, we have raised over $1.7M (that's $1,700,000) for The Old Exchange, Old City Jail, Charleston's oldest graveyard, and various other historical landmarks. 
     In addition to our ghost tours, we also offer Charleston Strolls, a wonderful overview to Charleston’s history, homes, churches, & gardens, as well as the Culinary Tours of Charleston which highlight the local restaurants, cuisine, & culinary landmarks.
     Visit Bulldog Tours located on 40 North Market St., Charleston, SC, 843-722-TOUR (8687), http://bulldogtours.com, and on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/BulldogTours  .
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Red Velvet
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: All Night Long
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Pirate
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Coconut Cake

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor (Again!): Theatre 99!

Meet our faithful supporter of Cupcake Camp Charleston, Theatre 99, where the party never stops!  T99 is Charleston's Home for Improv Comedy! T99 creates original, side-splitting laughs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.  It's a cheap date, too, with just $5 Wednesday nights, $10 Friday nights and $10.00-$12.50 Saturday nights. 
T99 not only offers improv but a plethora of sketch and stand up, cabaret, music, and other raucous entertainment. When they're not making the funnies, T99 showcases comedic talents and other special events, including Piccolo Fringe and The Charleston Comedy Festival. To top it all off, 4 levels of improv classes are offered. For more info./inquiries, contact T99 today at 843-853-6687 or info@theatre99.com.  Visit their website at  www.theatre99.com or fan them on facebook, Theatre 99

From  Brandy and Greg at Theatre 99
1. What is your favorite cupcake? 
B: Red Velvet
G:  yellow cake with chocolate frosting
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song:   
B: Lady
G:
Hello
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper?
B: Pirate because they have a better since of humor, probably. Ninjas seem a little tense.
G: Ninja because ninjas are fast.

4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen?   
B: Last week I watched my husband bake chicken.
G: I baked cornbread with some bacon grease in it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Bakehouse Charleston!

Bakehouse Charleston is the historic district's preeminent bakery and coffee house, offering tantalizing cakes, cookies, brownie bars, tarts, quiches, sandwiches and our delectable custom-roasted Bakehouse Blend coffee, conveniently located on East Bay Street between The Battery and The Market. Advocating the concept of a New American Bakery using only handmade, wholesome ingredients, Bakehouse crafts all of its preservative-free delicacies utilizing the highest quality chocolates, flours and other ingredients available in the marketplace. Assembled with an artistic flair to be as beautiful as they are delicious, all of our baked goods are made freshly on-site 7 days a week.   


We create cakes, brownies, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins, scones and other confections daily. Baked goods can be enjoyed in the cafe or taken with you. We also craft custom cakes and confections for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other special events.


Come taste our best selling sweet and salty cupcakes on 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina.  We are open everyday, Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 7:00PM, Saturday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.  For orders/inquiries, call 843.577.2180, fax 843.577.2181 or email us at info@bakehousecharleston.com.  Visit us at www.bakehousecharleston.com and on facebook, Bakehouse Charleston.

All Night Long! More Cupcake Camp Charleston Promotion 2011

A. Patch Insurance, Charleston, SC!
Panera, Summerville, SC!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Say You, Say Me! More Cupcake Camp Charleston Promotion 2011!

Normandy Bakery, Charleston, SC!

Starbucks at Windermere Shopping Center, Charleston, SC.
Sojourn Coffee, Charleston, SC.

Captain's Comics, Charleston, SC.

SoundWave Comics, Summerville, SC.

Meet Our Sponsor: Jeff MacKey Media Services

Jeff MacKey Media Services was formed in 2010 after several years of video editing/post-production.  Additionally, I teach post-production courses at Trident Technical College and serve as the Finishing Editor on ABC's 'Born to Explore.'  I have a film degree from Trident Tech, along with a Bachelor's in English from Cal-State Fullerton.  I have also been a musician for most of my life, including my work with Writ on Water and either/orwell.  JMMS provides a variety of media services, including video editing/post-production, videography, audio, internet and graphics.  For more information, please visit us at:  http://newmythictake.com/jeff.html or call 843.810.5164.


1. What is your favorite cupcake?  Poor man's cupcake
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song:  All Night Long
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper?  Ninja.  Pirates aren't trustworthy.
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen?  I don't remember...a birthday cake for my mom when I was about 11?

Hello, More CupcakeCamp Charleston Promotion 2011

 Biggby Coffee Summerville, SC.
 Ye Olde Fashion Ice Cream & Cafe, Summerville, SC.
 Sweet Water Cafe, Summerville, SC.
Perfectly Frank's, Summerville, SC.

Thank you, Laura Pilcher (www.pilchermedia.com) for taking these photos!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Jason Layne

I was born and raised in Germany, 1978 and moved back and forth from the States and Europe since my dad was ARMY.  I lived in Kansas, California, Washington state and Louisiana.  Definitely a great experience living in different states and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles. I currently live in Charleston since 2000. Hobbies include cycling, going to the beach, skimboarding, graphic design and photography.


1. What is your favorite cupcake? the Nutella one


2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Say You, Say Me


3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a Pirate or a Ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? Ninja


4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? homemade lasagna

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hello, it's me you're looking for! More Promotion 2011!

Caviar & Bananas, Charleston, SC!

Accent on Wine, Summerville, SC
BakeHouse, Charleston, SC
BakeHouse, Charleston, SC

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meet our Sponsor: Greater Park Circle Film Society

The Greater Park Circle Film Society is Charleston's non-profit Art House Theater. We've been doing it since 2008, with a new show every Saturday night (often the SC premiere of a film!). We're all
volunteers, and we do it for the love of film.  Our mission is to screen quality films, educate the public, and engage in community development.


Our venue is the Olde North Charleston Picture House, located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue right off East Montague. Movies are every Saturday night at 7. You can always find the latest schedule at http://parkcirclefilms.org.


The Greater Park Circle Film Society has a vision to become an anchor for film and community in the Lowcountry. We seek to showcase local, national, and international filmmakers. In doing so, we connect aspiring filmmakers with others and with investors; further community development through collaborations with neighborhoods and other non-profits; advance knowledge and appreciation about cinema and the filmmaking process.


For more information or to become a part of the Greater Park Film Society, email us at connect@parkcirclefilms.org.


1. What is your favorite cupcake?  Lemon Cheesecake
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Easy
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper?  Pirate, duh
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Artisan bread

Monday, September 12, 2011

Meet our Sponsor: Laura Pilcher, Pilcher Media

My name is Laura Pilcher and I am a PR and Marketing Professional, known for my creativity, efficiency, professionalism and dependability. With an B.A. in English, Graphic Design, an MBA in progress and over nine years of experience, I've worked in the book publishing industry at Andrews McMeel Publishing, at St. Martin's Press in NYC, in the music industry at Musicorp, a Fender Musical Instruments Company, and in the education industry. Pilcher Media offers professional marketing and publicity promotions paired with premium designs for maximum visibility including web design, print design, brand identity, and public relations.

Pilcher Media began in 2008 with a desire to help my fellow entrepreneurs and other professionals have more visibility in the public eye. I wanted to help them reach their audience with high end design that really speaks their style. With a growing list of industry contacts and a constant drive to stay current on new techniques and innovations, Pilcher Media was the perfect avenue to feed my creative cravings and at the same time support all my old, new, and soon-to-be friends.

A true professional, I have a deep respect for the time and skill it takes to create a successful business. I can be relied on for top-notch designs and in a timely, professional manner. I'm especially fond of helping nonprofit's, so please ask me about special packages and deals for charitable organizations.

On a more personal note, when not working, you'll find me playing piano, writing, reading, volunteering, playing with my rescue dogs and cats (Jasper, Casper, Pepe, Punkey, and Monkey), and spending time with family and friends. 

You can follow me for news related to entrepreneurship, design, marketing, public relations and even inspirational quotes on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WordPress blog. Please visit my website at
www.pilchermedia.com for more information. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Pilcher Media!


1. What is your favorite cupcake? Pumpkin Spice with Cream Cheese frosting
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: Stuck On You
3. You're baking on Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and you can only choose a pirate or a ninja for an assistant.  Who is your helper? A ninja for agility, speed and to kick some a** if my competitor gets in the way! 
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Winter Spice Scones

Hello, it's me you're looking for! CupcakeCamp Charleston promotion 2011

 Starbucks, Summerville, SC.
Single Smile Cafe, Summerville, SC.

 God's Green Acre Natural Foods, Summerville, SC.
Theatre 99, Charleston, SC.
 Patat Spot, Charleston, SC.
Earth Fare, Charleston, SC.
 Trident Technical College, North Charleston, SC.