Past Cupcake Missions:

 
In a crazy world, even the efforts of one individual can make a huge impact and make the world a little sweeter one cupcake at a time.

 

BALTIMORE, MD AUGUST 29, 2009--Jayde and Sean K. are hosting a Cupcake Mission at their lovely home , aka "Cupcake Central," to raise money for Jayde's Team in Training for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jayde is running a full marathon to raise money for this wonderful cause and we'll be behind her every step of the way (not literally of course). Friends and Family are in for a real treat because Jayde is unveiling a super duper Cupcake Bar where guests can decorate their own cupcakes to their hearts' and bellies' content! Jayde and Sean are a rock star team...whether it's pounding the pavement or the beating the drums, these two have really embraced the Cupcake Mission and taken it to a whole 'nother level!!!!!
The Cupcake Bar was a success and guests had a blast decorating their own cupcakes for a great cause!!!

 

 

NY NY--Cupcake Mission takes Manhattan (nod to Miss Piggy) June 23rd!!! While details are still baking, some ingredients are fixed: Meet at The Cupcake Cafe at 9 a.m.located at 18 W. 18th Street. Ann Warren is working on a creative breakfast to kickstart our day...make sure you load up on protein because we could be in for a day of sugar debauchery. The cost is $10.00 per person and $20.00 per family PLUS the cost of your cupcakes, other food items, travel (if you choose not to walk), and incidentals (disposable cameras, sunblock, chapstick, gum, etc). The $10/$20 goes to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation!!!! The mission is dedicated to the memory of Meg's grandfather, Opa, who was another "incurable optimist" with Parkinson's. Regardless of the storms brewing outside, Opa was famous for saying "Paulette, I think the sun is coming out." Not because the sun was actually visible, but just because Opa knew it was only a matter of time before the sun would come out again. Bring your running shoes and let's get eating!!! pics

 

Washington, DC--June 26th--The Magnolia Mafia is taking over the Ritz lobby in DC and the lovely lady Jennifer Gaddis is hosting a Cupcake Mission to raise money to adopt a pygmy elephant through the World Wildlife Fund ($70.00 was raised for this adorable pygmy elephant!). Pygmy elephants have large ears and are chubbier than most Asian elephants...more chubby = more loveable!!! Need we say more???

 

Gulf Shores, AL--June 6, 2009. The fantabulous brother/sister duo, Jamie Garrison and Kenny Reighard, are hosting a Beach Bash Cupcake Mission to raise money for the Alabama Youth Leadership Program (AYLP). There is no telling what kind of fun is in store for all participating guests (or what kind of relaxation for that matter), but all money raised will help sponsor a delegate (student) from a state accredited school to participate in a long weekend where s/he will learn vital leadership and communication skills in hopes of sharing them with her/his peers. Who knows, maybe these delegates will go on to launch their own cupcake missions???
 
The Cupcake Mission has crossed the Atlantic and is now INTERNATIONAL!!!! This is exceptional and gives me the greatest sense of euphoria and enthusiasm. The mission has transcended language barriers and the essence prevails: save the world one cupcake at a time!!!!

 

Erlangen, Germany--The lovely ladies, Carolin Paulus and Tanja Dorfler, hosted a Cupcake Mission on June 6, 2009 at the Glocken Cafe in Erlangen to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. In our first discussions of the Cupcake Mission, Carolin thought I was saying "crab cakes." Crab cakes or cupcakes, it's all for a great cause and that's the bigger picture.

 

Tanja, Carolin and Franzi baked away to make absolutely adorable cupcakes and even arranged for live musicians to serenade the guests. These super chicks raised 434 Euros (approximately $600.00 U.S.) for a child's bed for the Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, Manfred Teller has donated his time and resources to take over the newspaper subscription Erlanger Nachrichten for one year--a publication that parents of children in the Ronald McDonald House read.

 

Some Cupcake Missions are meant to be small. Even the efforts of two people can make a difference. That's right, two people. Two people participated in the CC Mission in Greenville, SC at Strossner's to honor the memory of Samantha and make a contribution to the Greenville Humane Society.Strossner's has an amazing cupcake, the orange blossom cupcake--it tastes like a bowl of Fruit Loops with even more orange zing if you can imagine that. And the portion size is very generous-definitely American sized. It's the shape of a square yet still fits in a round paper wrap. Next time I am in Greenville I will try the pink lemonade. Pink and yummy go together! But back to the mission. $50.00 raised today is $50.00 more than yesterday and every bit helps in this economy. Not only are animal shelters underfunded to begin with, they are becoming even more overpopulated as more and more people turn over their loved pets because they can no longer care for them due to their own job losses and financial stresses. Charities welcome contributions in any amount so I hope you are inspired to whip up your own mission and help someone or something in need.
 
 

Participants were engulfed in a sea of leather and frosting all for the great cause, Trail of Honor. Thank you to Pete and Linda Tyer and the Mississippi Chapter of Hog Owners Association and all family, friends and new comers for carrying out a successful cupcake mission. Over $1400.00 was raised for the Trail of Honor, a trail over 200 yards through the woods behind the Harley Davidson shop in Jackson, MS, which serves to transport people through all our military advancements starting with the French and Indian War. It is a wonderful way to pay tribute to our veterans, past and present, who have fought for our protection and fought to preserve our freedoms. The Trail of Honor event will be held May 16th-18th and Savannah and Ree Triplett, Gold Medal Parents, five Medal of Honor recipients, Tuskegee Airmen, and Navajo Code Talkers will be there to share their experiences and their memories of loved ones. Thank you to WLBT and Fox 40 for your media coverage and everyone who came out to support a great cause!!!! Pics

 

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The Fabulous Lady herself, Camille de Soto, hosted a cupcake mission on Saturday March 28, 2009 at Lady in Eagle Rock, CA. 10% of all proceeds from sales that day went to the Leukemia and Lymphnoma Society in loving memory of her father.

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On Febuary 21, 2009, Rani Darling and Jackie Ney accepted their cupcake mission by hosting a Mardi Gras themed cupcake party at their loft in Birmingham, AL. People came from all over to support the arts by feasting on cupcakes and wine. The proceeds raised were matched with a donation to the string program of Anniston High School. Pics

 

 

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The first official Cupcake Mission was hosted by Meg Weidner at Tyson Art and Frame on January 24, 2009 in Anniston, AL. The cupcakes and wine were flowing compliments of generous guests, Janet Tyson and Syndee Gilchrest. Never underestimate the power of a cupcake!!!!!!

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