Cupcake Camp: where the lanyards are made of frosting

The Baltimore Sun

There is still some room left in Baltimore's first cupcake camp on Sept. 24 at Blue Hill Tavern.

Cupcake Camp is not about learning how to make cupcakes, it's about eating them. A cupcake camp is, then, an "ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment."

Cupcake camps have been held in Provo, Puget Sound and Perth -- here's a worldwide directory of previous cupcake camps. The Baltimore's first, and it's in very good hands. The organizer is Rachel Rappaport, a Baltimore-based cookbook author (The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook and award-winning blogger (Coconut and Lime).

"I had read about cupcake camps," Rappaport told me. "A year ago my husband and I were in New York for the weekend.  It was all fun but sort of poorly organized."

Here's what you need to know about cupcake camp. 

It's free. It's an over 21 event (sounding better by the minute). While it's encouraged, you don't actually have to bring any cupcakes. But let's face it, it will be more fun if you bring them. There's more on the event page. And you have to have to have to have a ticket.

Check out the Charm City Cupcake Camp Facebook page. The Charm City Cupcake Camp illustration, by the way, is by Jesse Olsen, CakeSpy author and blogger. Look, look, look at her rainbow cake.




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