Thursday, November 20, 2014

Please share your 2014 photos!

Do you have any pictures to share with us? We would love to see them! Send us your photos to or share with us on Facebook. We are also on Instagram #cupcakecampcharleston

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SURVEY TIME! Please answer so we can improve for next time

Hello, attendees!
It's SURVEY TIME! Please answer our survey to so we can improve for the next time!

1. What did you enjoy most about Cupcake Camp Charleston?
2. What did you enjoy least?
3. What do you think should have been done?
4. How can we make it easier for next time?
5. Was there anything we forgot to do?
6. Would you consider coming to the next Cupcake Camp Charleston again? If no, why not?
8. Do you have any ideas/suggestions?


Friday, November 14, 2014

Meet Our Third Judge for Cupcake Camp Charleston, Tina Russo-Kinney

Born and raised in New England, Tina Russo-Kinney was two when she used to sit under the Willow tree in the backyard for hours, making mud pies and telling stories to the neighborhood dog, Pokey.

Fast forward to adulthood and Tina became a writer (a storyteller if you will) with a focus on writing about animals, and of course, a pastry chef.

Her passion for baking dates back several generation when her great-great grandparents boarded a ship from Sicily, Italy to America. Though the original bakery did not survive the Great Depression, Tina set out to rebuild the family dream. Though she loves making traditional Italian pastries, her true passion comes in the form of pies.

When Tina is not baking at Mudd Pie Girl Bakery, she is editing her first novel, The Princess of the Underground Railroad, set in Charleston during the Civil War. Some of her other writing has appeared in Just Labs Magazine, Carolina Bark, and My Petz Magazine. She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her father, inventor of the Hot Rod Helicopter, Bob Kinney, and her nephews.

Tina lives in Charleston with her 5 large rescue dogs, Baker, Diesel, (Mossy) Oak, Tremor, and Buddy; two rescue cats, Ray and Isis, Hulk the rescue iguana, and her fiancé, Sgt. Bill Coash of the USMC. They are expecting their first child in February 2015.

For more information, please visit

Meet Another Judge for Cupcake Camp Charleston: Darius King of King's Cakes and Confections

I was born and raised in Charleston, SC and have 9 years experience in the baking world.  At 17, I started out as a cake decorator at a local grocery store and was so inspired by what could be done in the world of baking that I took it to the next level and decided to study it further as I entered into college.
In 2012, I graduated from the Culinary Institute of Charleston with an Advanced Certificate in baking and pastry and an Associate's Degree in Applied Science: Baking and Pastry. Currently, I work as a pastry cook at Magnolia's restaurant on Eastbay Street in downtown Charleston and as a baker for Miltary Deli/Bakery Services on the Charleston Air Force Base. I also run my own start up business known as King’s Cakes and Confections in my spare time.

In my off time, I am just a regular guy. I'm family oriented and would move mountains for my friends. That’s me in a nutshell.

For more information, visit King's Cakes and Confections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Meet Kinsey, Cupcake Camp Judge

Kinsey Gidick is the managing editor at Charleston City Paper where she handles the Cuisine section, Eat blog, and any food-related topics.

We are excited to have her be a part of Camp!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hummingbird Cake Beer On Tap!

Holy City Brewing will have a special Hummingbird Cake Beer on tap just for Cupcake Camp Charleston! Drink up!!


3 DAYS LEFT! Hump Day Stats! 19 Volunteers, 25 Bakers, 1018 Facebook Likes, 949 Twitter followers, 33 Sponsors, 404 Attendees!

33rd Sponsor! The Camera Queen is offering a Door Prize!

We have a 33rd Sponsor! Thank you, The Camera Queen for the door prize! Make sure you guys sign up at the Sponsor Table for a chance to win!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Parking this Saturday

FYI: parking is available on Holy City Brewing Property all the way in the grass back lot. Once that is filled, you may park in front of graphics shop that hasn't opened yet, Concentra Urgent Care, Palmetto Collision, and at Stone Hands. NO PARKING at Honda/Ducati shop. You may be towed if you park there.

Tables ?

Does anyone have any long or folding tables we can borrow for the event? Please bring them (with your name on them) at 2 pm. Thank you! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thank you Holy City as gracious Host!

Thank you, Holy City Brewing for being a great host!! Bakers, they have a gift for your participation! Please check your emails.

May the Force be with us all!

I'm using these molds as pat of next weekend's baking mayhem! May the Force be with us all! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

1000 Likes on Facebook

We reached 1000 Likes on Facebook!! Yay!! We feel the love, Charleston!! Thank you so much!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sponsors Needed

New Poster 2021

 New Poster is out! Thanks to Hazel Rider for her help!