Last year we had hundreds of cupcake eaters who had their fill of thousands of cupcakes. If you want to come and eat cupcakes, click on the link to Eventbrite to sign up for free tickets. If you want to bake them and bring them to share, click on the "Bakers" tab and sign up. We also will have celebrity judges here to taste the entries and decide who will walk home with the title of "Best Tasting", "Most Unusual Ingredient", or "Best Decorated" cupcake. There are categories for amateur as well as professional bakers, so everyone is encouraged to enter. We also plan to have a repeat performance of the Mike Miller Band here to keep your toes tappin' and help you work off some of that sugar.We are gearing up for the second annual Cupcake Camp Akron. It will be held on May 10th 2014 from 12 -2pm in the Parish Life Center at Queen of Heaven Church in Green, Ohio. It promises to be another awesome event where you get to come and eat your fill of cupcakes....and the best part is that it is all FREE! This is an event that is part of a world wide gathering of people who like to bake cupcakes and people who like to eat them. See where Cupcake Camps have been held in other major cities of the world. www.cupcakecamp.org You may be asking yourself, "self, this sounds too good to be true?" Just click on the tab "How it Works" to get more facts about what the day will be like.
Scroll down to see some of the finalists and other entries from last year that will make your mouth water. Cupcake Camps always have a charity that they are supporting and this year we are again supporting BSA Troop 334. A free will donation will be accepted at the event, or if you would like to help by being a sponsor, click on the "sponsor" tab to see how you can support the troop.
|Brodie says, "I got cake; I need milk"|
Here are some of the photos that were captured by our photographer, Kelly Barrett:
Our winning bakers in each of the six categories were awarded one of these medallions; along with a gift certificate to Outback steakhouse ( courtesy of Norris &Norris law firm), a movie pass to Regal cinemas and a gift certificate to Pav's Ice cream.
"Oh My Ganache"
First place Best Tasting, amateur division
"Starry Night" First Place
Best decorated, professional
Heather Costa from
"Pancake Breakfast" 1st place
Most Unusual Ingredient,
Brianna Spurrell from
Honey Bee's Sweet Treats
"Peanut Butter Explosion"
Best Tasting, professional div.
Brianna Spurrell from
Honey Bee's Sweet Treats
"Maple Bacon Magic" 1st place
Most Unusual Ingredient
"Campfire S'mores" First Place
More photos of some of the yummy cupcakes that we all enjoyed at this awesome event!
|Most Unusual Ingredients|
|The "cupcake mile"|
|BSA Troop 334, sponsor of 2013 Cupcake Camp Akron|
|Time to get the bakers registered|
|WEWS-TV5 interview of Joe Cantwell , Senior Patrol Leader , Troop 334|
|WEWS=TV5 interview of Marty LaConte|
|cupcakes that were "out of this world!"|
|Jane Snow & Susan Parish Schwab, hard at work|
|All four judges,Tony, Jane, Susan, & Lisa, pondering the flavors|
|Lisa Abraham tallying the ballot|
|Mike Miller's Band preparing for a fantastic show|
|Molly & Katie, happy in "Molly's Garden"|
|Never too young to enjoy cupcakes!|
|...and that's the final remains of Cupcake Camp Akron 2013|
Meet the Bakers
My name is Briana Spurrell and I have enjoyed baking ever since I was little. I actually started baking in an Easy Bake Oven when I was 10yrs old. Now that I have gotten older I have learned to make many desserts from scratch. I like to take recipes and change them to make them my own, so that everything I produce is original. I did not go to culinary school everything I do is self-taught!
I started selling baked goods out of the home in 2010, and recently in June 2012 I opened a storefront which is located on the ground floor of the
across from the mall and by Cici’s Pizza. My bakery is named "Honey Bees Sweet Treats" Our website is www.honeybeesweettreats.com and
we are also on Facebook. If you have any questions please feel free to contact
I started into my cupcake adventure about nine months ago, and I look forward to sharing in the first Cupcake Camp in Akron. So far, I have mostly baked for family and friends, but I am looking forward to growing my business. I like being creative with flavors, and unique combinations. Since it is a family event, I will be bringing only my delicious traditional varieties,but I also make varieties with cocktail flavors. I have a Facebook page Top Shelf Cupcakes with lots of pictures and descriptions of my cupcakes.
Kelly Renick is the mother of Joe Cantwell, Senior Patrol Leader of BSA Troop 334.
My favorite ingredients are less about their use or popularity, and more about their taste. I am not a "foodie" by any means, I like to cook traditional comfort foods, and cupcakes are most definitely one of my comfort food go to deserts. My favorite flavor combinations are chocolate and caramel, or chocolate and cherry.
If I could meet a Master Chef, it would be Chef Michael Symon. I like that he is a fellow native Ohioan and describes his approach to food as "meat-centric". I am a meat and potatoes kind of gal, and his cooking is right up my alley!
In my family I am known for my chocolate covered cherry cupcakes. They smell so delicious while they are baking, that they often disappear off the cooling rack before they are even frosted.
The first thing I ever baked was actually a microwave cake when I was 6 years old. It wasn't too pretty, but I decorated it, and proudly presented my first grade masterpiece to my Dad. Bless his heart he actually ate it!
I look forward to trying all of the different varieties at Cupcake Camp and picking up some new ideas.