Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: Quick Foxes!

Make Life Simple!  We at Quickfoxes.com understand that time is always at a premium. Can you imagine spending your time doing more things you love rather than things that need to be done? Our Foxes offer over 200 services including housework, gardening, babysitting, catering, DJ services, and even if you want to learn something new! You name it; we have a Fox for it! We aim to uphold our motto, which is to “make life simple” for Charleston locals! Go to www.quickfoxes.com and book your Fox today!


Our company has been in business for 4 months and we are growing fast! We have over 100 Foxes on staff and we offer a variety of over 250 services to the local Charleston area. We were present at the Carolina Green Fair giving away free raffle prizes and we also are avid members of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. We recently had a advertisement in the Charleston City Paper and were featured on the online publication of The Digitel, look at it here.  For more information, visit us online at WWW.QUICKFOXES.COM.  Contact us at Hire@quickfoxes.com or 843.603.6937.

1. What is your favorite cupcake? Double-dark chocolate with sprinkles.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: 
Just Put Some Love in Your Heart.
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?  
Our helper would be a Fox dressed up as a pirate!!
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen?  
We recently baked brownies!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Meet Our Judge: Jessica Kenny!

Jessica Kenny is the Assistant to the Publisher at CHARLIE Mag and has over 26 years of cupcake eating experience. She appreciates any invention that allows her to say she ate a whole cake without feeling guilty. Jessica also contributes to CHARLIE's arsenal of articles on Charleston's most forward-thinking minds, so she has an eye for true creativity, innovation, and cupcakes. In addition to the magic she performs at CHARLIE, Jessica teaches at both Charleston Power Yoga and Barre Evolution, mostly just to counter her relationship with cupcakes. She also really loves cupcakes.

CHARLIE Magazine is an online magazine which celebrates Charleston's most progressive and under-the-radar people, food, places, music, current issues, fashion, art and general awesomeness. Two years old and growing big, CHARLIE brings its loyal readers everything that is fresh, inventive, and local. Check out Charlie at
readcharlie.com or on facebook, www.facebook.com/charlie.mag or follow Charlie on Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/readCHARLIE/ for more information.


1. Favorite Lionel Richie song: All Night Long.

2. What is your favorite food term/phrase to say? OMG, I'm gonna die this is so good.
3. What was the first thing you ever baked in the kitchen? Sugar cookies, with salt.
4. Favorite food celebrity: Adam Richman.
5. Kitchen tool to recommend to bakers: Your stomach.
6. You are a guest chef on a program demonstrate how to bake something, what recipe would you share? Chocolate pie cookies, as a cupcake.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Meet Our Judge, Judy M. Papadimitriou!


Judy M. Papadimitriou, Executive Chef and Director of Production has over 20 years experience in management and production baking at prestigious hotels; among them Kiawah Island Inn and Resort, The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, and The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. She managed the opening of Southern Market in Myrtle Beach, SC and taught at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island from which she also graduated. Executive Pastry Chef "JudyPop" has been in charge of production at the Charleston Cookie Company since its opening in 2003.

Charleston Cookie Company bakes true Charleston goodies: cookies, brownies and pralines for gifts for friends, business associates - or yourself! Cookies and brownies are baked-to-order for retail and wholesale trade. Also, unbaked frozen are avaible for sale to hotels and caterers. Located at 1750 Signal Point Road, Charleston, SC 29412, visit Charleston Cookie Company! Hours are Monday - Friday 8 PM - 5 PM.  For orders and inquiries, call (843) 762-4185, or visit online at www.charlestoncookie.com or www.facebook.com/CharlestonCookieCo.    

Chef JudyPop
1. Favorite Lionel Richie song: All Night Long
2. What is your favorite food term/phrase to say? Sexy
3. What was the first thing you ever baked in the kitchen? Sour Cream Pound Cake 
4. Favorite food celebrity: Julia Childs
5. Kitchen tool to recommend to bakers: Plastic Scrapper 
6. You are a guest chef on a program demonstrate how to bake something, what recipe would you share? Raspberry Chess Tart

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Closest Thing to Heaven: More Cupcake Camp Charleston 2011 Promotion!

Sesame Burgers & Beer, North Charleston, SC.

Gene's Haufbrau, Charleston, SC.

West Ashley, Charleston, SC.

BarCamp Charleston, College of Charleston, SC.

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor (Again!): Ink Meets Paper

     Started in 2008, Ink Meets Paper is a line of letterpress greeting cards and paper goods designed by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Allison Nadeau. Each print is handcrafted at their home studio in North Charleston, South Carolina on a 1920s Chandler & Price printing press.
     To see wonderfully crafted products, visit, http://inkmeetspaper.etsy.com.  For more information, visit www.inkmeetspaperpress.com, www.facebook.com/inkmeetspaper and follow Ink Meets Paper at www.twitter.com/inkmeetspaper. Email: hello@inkmeetspaperpress.com.

Allison Nadeau, Co-Founder of Ink Meets Paper  
1. What is your favorite cupcake? Salted Caramel and Chocolate.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: 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? Ninja, for sure!
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Chocolate brownies topped with Dulce de Leche.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: hazelbasil!

     As a Graphic Designer, I find inspiration from print to digital to the simplest handmade projects. I love researching ways to stay inspired, explore latest design trends, and often track down local jaunts for inspiration.
     I currently work in the marketing department for a music company. I specialize in Art & Creative Direction, Design & Consulting, Logo Design, Letterhead, Stationary, Brand Development, Brand Marketing, Online Marketing, Email Campaigns, Web Maintenance, and Web Developing. I keep busy with my D.A.M.N. (Designer, Artist, Marketing Network) blog that I've created for other artists to meet, collaborate and work together. Once a quarter, we meet and greet to talk shop or to share our latest projects for creative feedback.
      When my twin sister is not bugging me to meet her CupcakeCamp deadlines, you can find me at the library, thrift store, in my backyard gardening or tweaking vegetarian/vegan baked goods. Oh, and I'm the original twin, despite her exceeding efforts in saying so.
     hazelbasil provides a variety of print and media design services. For more information, please visit us at www.hazelbasil.com or call 843.670.3819. You can email Hazel at hazel.rider@gmail.com.

1. What is your favorite cupcake? Anything with chocolate, peanut butter and/or caramel.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song: 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? Ninja, because they'd be quiet about it! They might also smell better too. ;)
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I Hear Your Voice: More Cupcake Camp Charleston Promotion 2011!

Mr. K's Piggly Wiggly, Summerville, SC.

Early Bird Diner, Charleston, SC.

International Christian Church, Goose Creek, SC.

Muddy Waters, James Island, SC.

Starbucks, Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Starbucks, Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Panera, North Charleston, SC.

Starbucks, International Blvd., North Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor (Again!): Allison Galentine with Caviar & Bananas!




     Pastry Chef Allison Galentine has done it again and for that, we are grateful! As a Second-time supporter of Cupcake Camp Charleston, Allison works full-time for Caviar & Bananas Gourmet Market & Cafe and has teamed up again to help Cupcake Camp Charleston become a reality. Last year, she won Best Decorated (Best in Show) with her "Pecan Pie Charleston" Cupcakes. Allison can be reached for your personal catering needs.  Contact Allison at meissner.allison@gmail.com for more information. 
     Caviars & Bananas Gourmet Market & Cafe is owned by Margaret & Kris Furniss. This husband and wife duo bring a shared love for the charm and unique culinary offerings of a boutique New York City-style market to their two Caviar & Bananas locations in Charleston, SC. The pair met 10 years ago while working together at a high-end restaurant in New York City. Kris had recently left a financial career at Morgan Stanley to pursue his passion for the food industry when he met Margaret, a communications and branding professional who shared his love for the big city's culinary culture. Embracing their mutual epicurean interests, Margaret and Kris left New York City for the warm weather and natural beauty in Charleston, SC. The pair envisioned a Lowcountry twist on a big-city gourmet market, and the idea for Caviar & Bananas was born.   
     Caviar & Bananas serves quality products and offer gift cards, gift baskets, delivery, pick-up, catering and event services as well. Visit us online, www.caviarandbananas.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/caviarandbananas and our two downtown locations today! Caviar & Bananas, 51 George Street, Charleston, SC, 843.577.7757, Fax: 843.577.7778l Email: info@caviarandbananas.com. Hours: Monday - Thursday 7 AM - 9 PM, Friday - 7 AM - 10 PM, Saturday 8 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 9 AM- 10 PM.  Caviar & Bananas, 188 Meeting Street, Market Street Great Hall, Charleston, SC, (Enter at the intersection of Church & Market Street), 843.577.7757, Email: info@caviarandbananas.com. Hours: Monday - Sunday 8 AM - 6 PM. Catering Office:  843.577.9997, Fax: 843.577.7795, Email: catering@caviarandbananas.com.  


Allison Galentine - Pastry Chef at Caviar and Bananas

1. What is your favorite cupcake? Without a doubt Chocolate Salted Caramel.
2. Favorite Lionel Richie song:
I had to do some research on Lionel Richie because I was quite honestly unsure of who he was. After listening to a few songs I would say 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? Pirates would be more fun... however they probably would plunder all the pastry loot; so I will go with the silent skillful ninja. 
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Ginger Pumpkin Muffins.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meet Our Sponsor: (UP)Cycle Interiors LLC!


     (UP)Cycle Interiors LLC sells reclaimed wood furniture. In addition to reclaimed wood furniture we sell furniture and accessories that have been (UP)Cycled by using recycled metal, salvaged wood, recycled glass and more. We also sell furniture that may have become worn the first time around, but now is given an (UP)Cycle by giving it new paint, new accessories, and possibly a new purpose. All of the products are partially or entirely made of recycled material and are Made in the USA. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, we offer nationwide services.
     Amy Hutchins grew up antique shopping with her mom and dad. She enjoys pieces that have a history behind them and loves to share the history with others. Her dad has worked with reclaimed wood over the years and is excellent when it comes to wood crafting.  She works with many master wood crafters and (up)cyclers all over the country which allows her to offer unique products for the eco-conscious lifestyle.
     Visit (UP)Cycle Interiors LLC at www.upcycleinteriors.com and on facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/UPCycle-Interiors-LLC/194810230558385.  For orders and inquiries, please call us toll-free (866) 676-8417 or email us at info@upcycleinteriors.com.



1. What is your favorite cupcake? Probably vanilla with chocolate icing.
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? Ninja (They would probably be cleaner, LOL)
4. What was the last thing you baked in the kitchen? Halloween Sugar Cookies

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Here is My Heart: More Cupcake Camp Charleston Promotion 2011!

Biggby's (New! on Dorchester Road), North Charleston, SC. Thank you, Laura Pilcher/Pilcher Media for taking pictures!

Andolini's, West Ashley, Charleston, SC.

Charleston's Cafe & Cafe Catering, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Starbuck's, Phillips Street, Charleston, SC.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, Charleston, SC.

Bubba Slye's Deli, Charleston, SC.

Planet Smoothie, Charleston, SC.

Cupcake, Charleston, SC.

Starbucks, King & Calhoun Streets, Charleston, SC.

Exchange Factor, Charleston, SC.

32 Degrees Yogurt Bar, Charleston, SC.

Gilroy's Pizza, Charleston, SC.


Yo Burrito, Charleston, SC.

Andolini's Pizza, Charleston, SC.

Earth Art Pottery & Art Studio, Charleston, SC.

Spirit Moves Studio, Charleston, SC. Thank you, Bill Stewart for taking pictures!
University Books of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

Charleston Coffee Exchange, Charleston, SC.