Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dress Warm!

Bundle up, cuties! We will most likely have the lines and judging competition outside so dress warm! Incentive is you get to to inside the gorgeous lobby and eat there! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet Our Third Judge, Eric Roland

Meet our third and final judge, Eric!

Eric is happily married and a father to two young children. He works for the Walgreens Company as an Assistant Manager. He  graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 2001 (the previous Charleston campus) with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. He enjoys cooking and baking in his spare time and loves recreating recipes passed down from his family and ancestors. He is truly passionate about making sure his family can continue to enjoy these comfort foods for generations to come. He also LOVES him some cake and is looking forward to tasting those awesome cupcakes!

Meet Another Judge! Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society

Meet another Judge: Kay Hyman, Director of Community Engagement from Charleston Animal Society.
Born and raised in North Charleston, Kay has deep roots in our community. Her career began in Marketing and Merchandising with the U.S. Navy, where she served for 13 years as a Visual Merchandising Specialist. Kay started with Charleston Animal Society as a volunteer over 22 years ago, where she quickly realized that a career in animal welfare was the right path for her. She became the shelter’s full time Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator in 1993. Kay has seen significant changes in the shelter over the years and is very proud of the status of No Kill Charleston. Kay’s role has changed over time, but as Director of Community Engagement, she has predominately been the voice and contact for media and has secured weekly television and radio appearances, as well as weekly spots for adoptable animals in print media. Kay is very active in her community, serving on her neighborhood council and organizing community initiatives. She has been married for over 30 years, and has a lovely teenage daughter, three cats, two dogs, and a bird. Attesting to Kay’s commitment to the community, she has been a multi-time winner of the title of Charleston’s Best Do-Gooder and was recently named one of 20 to Know in North Charleston Magazine.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Meet One of our Judges: Jaime Tyo

Jaime Tyo is a junior at the University of South Carolina. She has been baking for as long as she can remember. She started participating in Cupcake Camp Charleston in 2013 and is now running her own event in Columbia. She has her own baking business called Elm Street Bakery and hopes that in the future it will become a full-grown bakery. She is honored to be asked to judge such a wonderful event as a 20-year-old home baker.

Two Days Left! Time to Bake!

2 days left! Time to bake! All monetary donations and pet supplies benefit Charleston Animal Society 23 Bakers, 22 Volunteers, 1075 Facebook Likes, 985 Twitter followers, 31 Sponsors, and 486 Attendees! There's room for more! Register at See you Saturday at Aloft Charleston Airport and Convention Center 3-6 PM.

Monday, November 9, 2015

5 days left!

It's countdown time! 5 days from now, y'all! Charleston Animal Society will benefit from all your donations! 18 Bakers, 21 Volunteers, 1063 Facebook Likes, 985 Twitter followers, 31 Sponsors, and 443 Attendees! Come on out and register on See you Saturday at Aloft-Charleston (4875 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418) 3-6 PM.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

There's still room for Sponsors! It's easy!

There is still room for more Sponsors! It's easy! Supply one or two from the list and you're a Sponsor! Email us what you can supply and you get free promotion for your business and lots of love and appreciation at Cupcake Camp Charleston! Contact us at

Supplies (UPDATED 10/28/15)

1000 9 inch paper plates

Plastic Forks

15 - 6 ft plastic or cloth black table cloths

Signs (for parking, arrows, pylons, etc. to point towards Cupcake Camp Charleston)

Friday, October 23, 2015


This is the last Cupcake Camp Charleston for awhile, y'all! Make it count!! Here are Friday Stats! 14 Bakers, 5 Volunteers, 1056 Facebook Likes, 982 Twitter followers, 31 Sponsors and 383 Attendees! All proceeds benefit Charleston Animal Society! These fur babies need you!!! To attend, click on Eventbrite link on the homepage. To bake or volunteer, click on the tabs. Thanks for your support! Please repost/reshare!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Funny shirts!

Calling All Bakers!

8 Bakers, 3 Volunteers, 1052 Facebook Likes, 979 Twitter followers, 26 Sponsors, and 275 Attendees! We need more Bakers! Please help! Bakers, please register here:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thank you, God's Green Acre Natural Foods for being an amazing Sponsor

Thank you, God's Green Acre Natural Foods for coming back as an amazing Sponsor! Visit them at 1240-C Central Avenue, Summerville, SC or online for all your natural, whole foods, health and wellness needs!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

We love you, Cypress Gardens!

Thank you, Cypress Gardens for being a returning and wonderful Sponsor!

Thursday Stats!

Thursday Stats! 8 Bakers, 2 Volunteers, 1050 Facebook Likes, 979 Twitter followers, 25 Sponsors, and 236 Attendees! Woohoo!

Monday, September 7, 2015


Happy Labor Day! Here are some Stats! Please help and forward. We need more bakers and volunteers! This is a 3 hour event this year and we want to go out with a bang! 4 Bakers, 1048 Facebook Likes, 980 Twitter followers, 20 Sponsors, 229 Attendees so far!

Volunteers, please email for the position you're interested in helping with. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Big News

This has been in the works for awhile but all good things must come to an end and it's our time to go. This will be the last Cupcake Camp Charleston as we have realized there are other feats to cross and other journeys that must be explored. For the last six years, we've met a lot of amazing, kind-hearted and giving people we now call friends. We appreciate every one of you! From time to time, we hope to have pop-up camps to support new businesses but they will be on a smaller scale and with a quick turn around, so keep your eyes peeled!  But it's not over yet!! Please share with others to come out and help us end with a bang! We need bakers, eaters, and volunteers. All monetary donations will support Charleston Animal Society ( Thank you and we love you!!  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Stats Time!

Stats Time! 3 Bakers, 1051 Facebook Likes, 949 Twitter followers, 19 Sponsors, 193 Attendees so far!

Thank you, South Carolina Stingrays for being a Sponsor!

Thank you, SC Stingrays for returning as a generous Sponsor! Tickets (including group discounts), gear and Fall schedule is available at Show your support on Facebook and Twitter.  Yay Stingrays! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thank you, Cinebarre for being a Sponsor!

Thank you, Cinebarre Mount Pleasant for being a wonderful Sponsor! Cinebarre not only offers dinner and a movie but they offer it as a rental venue and an opportunity for film makers to have their films featured at their Preshow. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thank you, Sapone Di Paolo for being a Sponsor!

Thank you, Sapone Di Paolo​ for being a Sponsor! Shave your body, not your cupcakes! Thank you for supporting your local businesses! More on Paolo's story here:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thank you, Boone Hall Plantation!

Thank you, Boone Hall Plantation​ for being a great Sponsor this year! Visit for details on visiting a unique plantation with so much to offer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thank you, Drayton Hall!

Thank you Drayton Hall for the wonderful prize package! We love you guys! It's more than just a house, guys. Visit them today and often!

Thank you, Bull Dog Tours

Thank you, Bulldog Tours for being one of our biggest and continued supporters! Rated one of the best tours to take in Charleston and with so many to choose from, you don't want to miss out on these tours! Call them at 843-722-8687 or book them online at

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Charleston Animal Society is This Year's Charity

Thank you, Charleston Animal Society @Adoptatcas for being this year's charity for Camp 2015! We are beyond excited! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hello all!

Cupcake Camp Columbia (*NEW*) could use your help. They are looking for bakers. The event is 4/19/15 Sunday at Carolina Ale House, 1-3 PM. Please help us forward this info. to bakers you know in the Columbia area. Thanks for your help!

SAVE THE DATE: Next Cupcake Camp Charleston is on 11/14/15, 3-5 pm at Aloft Hotel, Tanger Outlets. Feel free to broadcast it. Charity TBD.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's that time of year again, Sponsors! We need you!

It's that time of year again! We are looking for 2015 Sponsors! It's our 6th year, can you believe it?!!
We are looking for the following items:

1000 9 inch paper plates

Plastic Forks
5 - 6 ft plastic or cloth table cloths (Fall colors)
Printer (1000 postcards, 1000 flyers)
Signs (for parking, arrows, etc. to point towards Cupcake Camp Charleston)

Prizes (for our 3 winners)
Gift certificates
Gift cards
Movie passes
Cook books
Baking supplies
Concert tickets
Cooking/Baking Lessons
Car washes
Spa treatments
Restaurant gift cards
Lawn servic

(We'll take anything you're willing to donate!)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Meet Paolo Licciardi, Newest Sponsor of Cupcake Camp Charleston!

Meet Paolo Licciardi, Creator of Sapone di Paolo, quality handmade soaps, shaving creams, balms and much more.


Why am I here?  What made me decide to start making shaving products?

Oddly enough, it all started with my hands.

I was suffering from dry, cracked and often bleeding hands.  It was to a point where getting dressed, or reaching into my pocket for my wallet, or tapping the turn signal in my car, or picking just about anything up would split open my fingers.  I was getting beyond frustrated.

I used every hand cream.  I went to the dermatologist.  He gave me steroid ointments which healed it, but it would always come back a week later.  Completely sick of having four bandaids on my hands at once, it was time to solve this on my own.

My research began.  After some time and testing, I found that removing sulfates from my skin did the trick.  This led me into the world of natural products.  Once I had cleaned up my ingredient lists with everything in the sink, shower, laundry, etc., I was still feeling slightly itchy when I shaved.  This brought me to the wonderful and intriguing world of the traditional wet shaving community.

I had learned how to shave as a teen with safety razors.  After years of canned foams and gels, bad disposable razors, electric razors and every other gimmick, it was a welcomed return to my roots along with the newly acquired interest in shaving soaps.  I dove right in.

Creams. Soaps. Hard. Soft. Balms. Splashes. Endless scents. Brushes. Blades… It’s all very intoxicating and addictive.

With a few favorites, I thought “why not try to make your perfect soap?”  Take the slickness from this one, a scent like that one and the post shave feel from that other one and make my super soap! I’m a genius!

Until I actually tried it.  I very abruptly learned a new and great respect for soap makers.

But I persevered.  It is a very intriguing and enjoyable process.  It lets me be both creative AND nerdy!  After several months of tinkering and tweaking, I finally have my perfect soap.  It lathers easily, it’s slick, it smells fantastic and my face feels great hours later.

And now I can hopefully pass that same feeling on to you.

We can hardly wait to try it! launches on Monday, 3/16/15. Follow Paolo @saponedipaolo and support Charleston locally!

Monday, February 23, 2015

We love you, Cupcakes!!

50 Reasons We Still Love Cupcakes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Baker Registration is Now Open

Hello, all!
Baker Registration is now open. Please read the rules carefully. If you have any questions, email us at

Click on Bakers tab or on the link below to register.