Hey all you cupcake lovers here’s something I think you’ll dig: Sugar Rush. This is an event with cupcakes as the main attraction and raising money for a good cause as the focus. This event is to be held on January 29, 2011. from 11:00-4:00 at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa (Adams/Mesa Verde Dr E). This event hits close to home for me …literally. I grew up down the street from Piecemakers and remember walking there with my BFF to buy candy (yes, always had that sweet tooth!). They are aiming to raise money for Orangewood Children’s Fondation and will be having a competition amongst the entering bakers.
This event is in the very beginning stages of being put together, so, I think Shastin (organizer) could use any kind of help available. If you have organized an event like this, participated as a baker/competitor, or attended as a guest, let her know what you liked and didn’t. If you want to participate, judge, donate, volunteer, get in touch with her. If you are a vendor, baker, food truck, blogger, or foodie, give her a ring. I know there are some big things in the works for this event and I think if we all pitch in it will be a huge success. Shastin’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the info that was sent to me:
Thank you so much for your interest in being a part of Sugar Rush: a cupcake extravaganza that will be held January 29th, 2011 from 11am-3pm at Piecemakers Country Store in Costa Mesa.
The Sugar Rush event will be hosting a cupcake competition with three different categories; Best Taste, Best Design and People’s Choice. There will be 1st through 3rd place winners for Best Taste and Best Design and there will be one winner for People’s Choice. There will be a framed certificate to all first place winners as well as ad space on Piecemakers website and an ad in Piecemakers quarterly schedule for one month. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive goody bags worth up to $50.00.
In addition to the cupcake competition, there will be food, music, misc. Vendors, activities for children as well as adults and cupcakes and other sweets for sale.
There will also be an opportunity to donate to Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Each cupcake vendor is required to have 200-300 mini cupcakes which will be given away to guests with a ticket. A guest will receive 4 tickets for every $5.00 donated to Orangewood Children’s Foundation and each ticket will represent one mini cupcake from a booth of their choice. The donation box as well as the tickets will be held inside the day of the event.
In addition to the required 200-300 mini cupcakes, bakers are welcome to make as many more, regular or mini, to sell at their booth. Other confections are welcome as well. The vendors keep 100% of their profits.
This will be an outdoor event so a tarp may be necessary and if the weather happens to turn and rain on us, we will have a back-up plan to bring the extravaganza indoors. There are three different sizes of booths available and each are limited so first come first serve. All sizes are $100.00. We have tables to rent if needed as well as an option for electricity.
*Please make your checks payable to Piecemakers Country Store and send them (along with registration form) to:
ATTN: Shastin Fletcher
1720 Adams Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thank you and we can’t wait to see you!
-Shastin & Kris