Last week I attended Cupcake Camp - it was held at the Somerville Armory. You can learn more about it here. I first heard of Cupcake Camp a few years ago on Cupcakes Take The Cake, and I missed last year’s in Boston so I was really excited when I saw on Twitter that it was going to be held in Boston again this year! I made my Thin Mint Cupcakes again, and did a mix of mini and regular size. Big thanks to my friend Whitney for helping me bake/decorate the cupcakes AND set up at Cupcake Camp!
|A little blurry - oops :)|
|Yum :) Did I say THANK YOU to Whitney for helping decorate?!|
King Arthur Flour was a sponsor and had a special booth set up with demonstrations – I can’t wait to try these mint chip ice cream cone cupcakes!
|All the decorations are fondant!|
Next time, I would probably make all minis – most people (myself included!) seemed drawn to the minis – more cupcakes, less stomachaches! Plus then more people could try them – I ended up cutting the ‘regular’ size cupcakes into quarters anyway.
|Another thanks to Whitney for this nifty sign ;)|
I would also make more cupcakes! Mine were gone within a half hour, sad L
Overall, this was a great time and it was wonderful to meet some fellow bakers and get some more cupcake ideas! Some of the 'amateur' cupcakes were presented so well and tasted so good, I couldn't believe they weren't professionals. I mostly tasted the 'amateur' cupcakes since I'd been to most of the bakeries that were there. The sugar hangover the next day was well worth it. I couldn't believe how packed it was, I left around 8:15 (the event went from 7-9) and the line was still around the block!
Below are some pictures I took while I was wandering around before the doors opened – I tried to get the cupcake/baker’s names in the photos when I could, but feel free to let me know in the comments if you see yours here and want a call-out. The lighting wasn’t the best at the Armory, so my apologies for some of the poor pictures!
|These hamburger cupcakes were adorable!|
|I can't eat almonds so unfortunately couldn't try these, but I loved the frosting on them - so pretty!|
|These were fantastic - and presented so well!|
|These were gone before I could try one :(|
|I loved these adorable little honeybees|
|Whole Foods' Easter-themed cupcakes|
|Some of the amateur cupcakes were presented SO well, I couldn't believe they weren't professionals!|
|setting up the 'professionals' section|
|Beantown Baker's cookie dough cupcakes - one of my favorites of the night!|
|These girls were next to me - I loved these cupcakes!|
|The creamsicle cupcakes (2nd tier from the top) were to.die.for.|
|Loved this sweet cupcake bouquet - I think this was C-Cups?|
|These were from an amateur baker - how beautiful!|