Well, Cupcake Camp Dallas is over. I had an amazing time and met so many fun people. It was definitely a success (with over 4,000 cupcakes donated!) and the money raised benefits a wonderful organization. The LEAP Foundation is comprised of volunteer plastic surgeons, urologists, eye surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthodontists, nurses and support staff. Dedicating time, expertise and often their own resources, these volunteers endeavor to bring free surgical care to children and adults born with deformities.
I based these off the Yippee Ki-Yay Cherry Cupcakes that I entered into ‘Iron Cupcake: Earth’ two years ago. But with this batch? I couldn’t get the Dr Pepper in the shot glasses fast enough… they were literally gone within 20 minutes of setting them out. And even though I didn’t win a trophy, there were so many great things said about my Dr Pepper Shot cupcakes! There were the people who had waited for mine to make their appearance and then the readers who stalked the blog before the event began (Hidy, y’all!).
Good friends E & D even drove down to hang out and taste cupcakes with me!
Truth be told, I’m a little glad it’s over. All week, I was stressed about the type of cake I’d use, how many to make, what the frosting should look like, how I’d transport them, if they’d make the hour-long trip okay, etc. I seriously slept no more than two hours on Friday night and I bruised my right hand with all the stirring, folding and cutting that I did… my little fingers are still swollen. In the end, though, it was worth it and I’ll definitely be back next year. I had a lot of fun and can’t wait for 2012! Big ‘ol thanks to Momma G for all the support and help she gave me – you’re my rock, G!