29 September 2010

Cupcake Camp LONDON!

What are you doing this Halloween? My friend, Daisy, a hop, skip and a jump across the pond, is gearing up to host London's very first Cupcake Camp and I say tally-ho, away we go......

It is the phenomenon that has taken Paris, New York and Sydney by storm: Cupcake Camp London, London's first cupcake extravaganza, hits town on Sunday, 31st October, 2010!

Hosted at Camden's stylish Proud Galleries, Cupcake Camp London will be a mass-gathering of people who love to indulge in the darling of the baking world - the cupcake. Supported by live bands, competitions, prizes, a Create-Your-Own Cupcake Art room and American-style frosting shots; the focus of the day will be the delicious cupcakes donated by England's wonderful baking community, including major cupcake companies, Primrose Bakery, Ella’s Bakehouse, Crumbs & Doilies and Buttercup Cake Shop. Whether you're a professional cake baker, an enthusiastic amateur, or just someone with a sweet tooth, this event is for you.

Organiser Daisy Coole said: "Bakers are encouraged to bring along their best creations to be judged by a fabulous panel, including the lovely ladies of Primrose Bakery, Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas and vegan goddess Ms. Cupcake. "We also need lots of non-bakers to drop into the event and raise money by eating the best cupcakes our capital city has to offer."

Cupcake Camps have ballooned in popularity since their creation two years ago as a tasty way to raise cash for charity. They have taken place in over 50 cities, attracting anywhere from 250 to 1,000 participants and raise thousands of pounds for good causes.

London's first ever Cupcake Camp will raise money for the North London Hospice, spurred by Daisy's own experience with the 'fantastic community-centered charity'. Daisy, full-time musician and sometime baker, lost her father, Fleet Street journalist, Bob Coole to kidney failure earlier this year. She said: "A serious addiction to baking cupcakes and my connection with the North London Hospice came into my life at the same time. Dad was a patient at the hospice and the nurses were simply amazing.They were caring and supportive to my Dad and my family, offering cups of tea and a shoulder to cry on as we sat with him for up to 24 hours a day. After Dad died, baking was a huge comfort and the physicality of it was very theraputic so I went on a baking frenzy.

"When Dad died I never got to say thank you to our nurses. This is my way."

About the North London Hospice:
The North London Hospice needs at least 16,000 a day to run and has to raise as much as 80 per cent of its budget through donations. It provides in-patient and home-based palliative care, counselling services, respite care and a day activity centre, all of which is completely free of charge.

Cupcake Camp London is sponsored by Ms. Cupcake, Mychelle’s Baketique, Candy Pulse, Caked, Bake Me Happy, Made With Pink and An American Cupcake In London.

Cupcake donors include: Primrose Bakery, Ella’s Bakehouse, Crumbs & Doilies, Buttercup Cake Shop, Bake-a-boo and Clare Ptak of Violet Cakes.

For more information:
Visit www.cupcakecamplondon.co.uk
or email Daisy Coole: cupcakecamplondon@gmail.com

Photo Credits:
Cupcake Camp London poster designed by Christopher Cantrill (top)
Primrose Bakery cupcakes, photo from http://www.operaquarter.co.uk (middle)
Crumbs & Doilies cupcakes, photo from Cupcakes Take the Cake (bottom)

05 July 2010

We Came, We Saw, We Cupcaked!

Wow! WOW! What a day! 50 bakers, 1600+ cupcakes, 7 contests, 4 hours and more attendees than you could shake a stick at (a little over 250 to be exact)! There are many many many people that need to be thanked:

* The Bakers
* The Sponsors
* The Judges (Marie of MarieLuvPink, Heather of Secrets of Paris, Synie of Synie's Cupcakes, Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland, Bryan on Where is Bryan & Merce and the Muse, Lynda of Wedding Cakes Avenue, Alisa of Sweet Pea Baking, Kacee & Elizabeth of Le Best of Paris, and Ruthy of Beauty Cakes).
* Mika, Thomas and the team at Bistrot Vivienne
* The Volunteers who pitched in and kept everything running smoothly

And everyone who came out to show their support. We raised over 1200 euros for our charity, Rebuilding Haiti Now.

We hope you enjoyed it. We hope you ate lots of cupcakes!

We have started a Flickr pool where we would love to see any and all pictures taken from the event.

And by the way, we are sorry the contests ran late. The judges were still deliberating at 8PM long after everyone went home. Without further ado, here are the winners....Congratulations all!

Le Best of Paris: Stephane from Rebuilding Haiti Now and his amazing Profiterole cupcakes.
Most American: Josephine and her adorable Red Velvet Cupcakes (that's not Josephine but that is her winning cupcake pictured below).

The Best Cupcake by a Baker Under 16: Sophie and her delicious Orange Butter Bomb cupcakes.
Best Pop Culture Inspired: Cat of Sugar Daze and her sexy Sex & the City inspired Cosmopolitan cupcakes.

Best Summer-Inspired: Nicolette of Cafe Creme and those luscious Verveine Peach cupcakes.

Most Exotic/Unexpected Ingredient : Claudia's "Passion Paradise" which exquisitely combined mango, lemoncurd and cream cheese.
People's Choice: Laila and her mouthwatering Guinness Kisses minis!

And a big congratulations to Sabrina who won our drawing and took home the 177 piece Wilton Ultimate Cake Decorator set!

Thanks again so much to everyone who participated and made this day possible! We look forward to seeing you all next year.......

Wow! WOW! Quelle journee! 50 patissiers, 1600+ cupcakes, 7 concours, 4 heures et beaucoup, beaucoup des invitees (un peu plus de 250 gens)! Il faut d'abord remercier:

Les Patissiers
Les Juges (Marie of MarieLuvPink, Heather of Secrets of Paris, Synie of Synie's Cupcakes, Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland, Bryan on Where is Bryan & Merce and the Muse, Lynda of Wedding Cakes Avenue, Alisa of Sweet Pea Baking, Kacee & Elizabeth of Le Best of Paris, and Ruthy of Beauty Cakes).
Nos Partenaires
Mika, Thomas et leur equipe au Bistrot Vivienne
Les Volontaires

Et un grand merci a tout ceux et celles qui sont venus. En esperant que vous avez trouve votre bonheur et sont rentres chez vous bien satisfaits par tous les cupcakes degustes! Grace a vous, on fera un don au Rebuilding Haiti Now de plus de 1200 euros.

Nous avons cree un page sur flickr pour partager les photos de Cupcake Camp Paris 2010. SVP ajoutez les votres.

Apres beaucoup de deliberation (et quelques heures de presentation -- desoles pour le retard), on felicite les gagnants de nos concours:

Le Best of Paris: Stephane de Rebuilding Haiti Now et les cupcakes Profiterole.
Le Plus Americain: Josephine et les cupcakes "Rouge Velours" facon USA.
Le Meilleur Cupcake par un patissier de moins de 16 ans: Sophie et les cupcakes Oranges-Bombes de Beurre.
Le Meilleur Pop Culture: Cat de Sugar Daze et les cupcakes Cosmopolitan inspire par Sex & the City.
Le Meilleur Isnpire par l'Ete: Nicolette de Cafe Creme et les cupcakes Verveine-Peche.
Le Cupcake Le Plus Exotique: Les cupcakes "Passion Paradise" de Claudia -- mangue, citron et fromage frais.
Choix de la Publique: Laila et les cupcakes faits avec la biere Guinness!

Et felicitations a Sabrina qui a gagne le tirage au sort pour l'ultime kit "Decoration de Gateau" de Wilton.

Un grand merci a tous les participants et a la prochaine..... :P

Photos Courtesy of Lost in Cheeseland, Island Girl 4Ever, La Mariee aux Pieds Nus, Lady MissMBA,La Petite Tartine and Amy Thomas

**Related Posts:**
Cupcake Camp Paris - Elo les Cupcakes
Cupcake Carnage in Paris - Sweet Freak Meets the Eat in Paris
Cupcakes Here, Cupcakes There, Cupcakes Everywhere - Cafe Creme
Americana in Paris: Cupcake Camp on the 4th of July - France Revisited
Cupcake Camp Paris 2010 - Wheels & Lollipops

04 July 2010

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Lost in Cheeseland

Lindsey is a Philadelphia transplant in Paris, married to a Frenchman and a lover of baked goods. She is also the creator of Lost In Cheeseland, Musings on Food, Love, Life & Struggles in Paris, a travel-expat blog hybrid. Growing up her baking consisted mainly of taking Sara Lee's and Betsy Crocker's mixes and throwing them into the oven. Not very inventive. It wasn't until she moved to Paris that she started dabbling in the kitchen and found that she had more talent than she had imagined. She may not have a steady hand to pipe icing the way Little Miss Cupcake does (thanks Lindsey!), but she makes a mean zucchini bread! With Cupcake Camp she hopes to add cupcakes to her list of baking successes. She is honored to have been asked to be a celebrity judge and is looking forward to seeing (and tasting) some 1500 creations!

You can see what she plans on baking here! Don't those look delicious?! Yum!

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Sophie

Sophie is 10-1/2 years old. She will be competing as one of our bakers under 16. Two of her favorite things in life are eating and baking. She's also passionate about animals and would like to be a veterinarian (or chef or hairdresser) one day. When she thinks about the earthquake in Haiti, she worries about all the animals.

Here she's baking up a batch of cupcakes to bring to Cupcake Camp tomorrow. No help from mom this time. When she realized that one stick of butter in France is twice the amount of one stick of butter called for in the US recipe she used, she worried that she'd have to start over. But the result is a winner and she's named them: Orange-Vanilla Butter Bombs. Isn't she a cutie? Looking forward to trying those Orange-Vanilla Butter Bombs!

03 July 2010

Our Sponsors/Nos Partenaires: Ratana

La marque Ratana s'est fixé l'objectif d'apporter aux utilisateurs débutants, amateurs et professionnels, des produits originaux, de qualité et au meilleur prix, destinés à l'activité manuelle créative couvrant plusieurs domaines d'activité tels que la décoration d'intérieur, la décoration de la table, la carterie créative et le scrap' déco et bien d'autres.

(Cupcake realisé par Little Miss Cupcake avec une couronne/caisette, papillons et strass par Ratana)

La marque a sélectionné pour vous des produits originaux, des design diversifiés, des thèmes qui collent aux tendances. Son offre couvre particulièrement les embellissements et les accessoires, ces incontournables alliés qui vous permettront de parfaire vos envies et de créer l'émotion auprès de votre entourage.

Quel que soit votre projet, qu'il s'agisse d'une pure création ou d'une customisation, vous trouverez votre inspiration avec nos produits et apporterez une touche créative et personnelle à vos réalisations. Alors venez découvrir un univers qui n'attend plus que vos mains pour donner forme à vos imaginations.

Merci a Ratana pour leur soutien de Cupcake Camp! On a 7 lots de leurs beaux produits a donner demain comme prix dans nos concours!

02 July 2010

The Cupcakes/Les Cupcakes

A little piece of advice for Sunday: you may want to skip breakfast and lunch to prepare yourself for what's in store at Cupcake Camp.....Here's the line-up of our over 1500 cupcakes:

Les gens, un petit conseil: arrivez affamé ce dimanche....Ce que vous attendez? Plus de 1500 cupcakes:

Lemon Meringue, Beauty Cakes
Banana-Peanut butter, Marshmallow, choc., Little Miss Cupcake
Carrot Cake with lime frosting, Elo les Cupcakes
Double Chocolate, JenCrafted
Cheesecake, Tea Cupcakes
Banana Nutella, Beauty Cakes
Gaga Cherry, Where is Bryan?
White Choc-Raspberry, I Love Cupcakes
Assorted, Synie's Cupcakes
Margarita, Wheels & Lollipops
Chocolate & Vanilla, Wendy & Sophie
Rose, Ricotta, Rasp., Frosted Envy
Saffron Pistachio with Pandanas, Frosted Envy
Pistachio-Rose, Mireille

Pistache Rasberry, Beauty Cakes
After Eight, Little Miss Cupcake
Toblerone, Beauty Cakes
Profiterole, Rebuilding Haiti Now
Assortment, Il Gelato
Carmelized banane and Chantilly, Elo les Cupcakes
Assorted, Synie's Cupcakes
Brownie-Raspberry Surprise, Lost in Cheeseland
Assorted, Wedding Cakes Avenue
Lemon Date, Where is Bryan?
Red, white & blue, Wheels & Lollipops
Verveine-Peach, Cafe Creme
Choco-Choco or Vanilla-Choc-Coco, Fabienne
Vanilla-Vanilla, Maxine
White Chocolate - Limoncello, Maxine

Chocolate Fennel, Sweet Pea Baking
Vanilla Speculoos, La Lettre Gourmande
Lemon Yogurt, JenCrafted
Cosmopolitan, Little Miss Cupcake
Coconut Bounty, Cupcakista
Carrot Cake, Mary
White chocolate blueberry, Cooking Chomp
Banana Nutella, Where is Bryan?
Almond Joy, Jenni Does Dessert
Smores, Jenni Does Dessert
Mango-Passion-Lemon, Claudia
Yellow Cake, Wheels & Lollipops
Chocolate, Rebecca
Watermelon Wasabi, Frosted Envy
Fig Lavender Honey with Goat Cheese, Frosted Envy
Chocolate-White Chocolate, Claudia

Green tea-white chocolate, Sweet Pea Baking
Red Velvet, Elo les Cupcakes
Rose-White Chocolate, Little Miss Cupcake
Speculoos, Cafe Creme
Chocolate Chesnut, La Lettre Gourmande
Strawberry Basalmic, Amanda
Coconut, I Love Cupcakes
Caffe Latte, Sylvie
Mango-White Chocolate-Coconut, Sylvie
Matcha - Cream Cheese, iPhood
Raspberry Ganache, iPhood
Poppy Seed, Me and my RC
Pecan-Maple, Cafe Creme

Dark Chocolate, Beauty Cakes
Strawberry-Orange-Lemon Curd, Little Miss Cupcake
Pandan Cupcakes, JenCrafted
Banana Spice, La Lettre Gourmande
Dulce de Leche, Tea Cupcakes
Chocolate Cookies, Sabrina & Agathe
Pineapple & Coconut, Where is Bryan?
Chocolate - Vanilla or Cafe, Laila
Fruit de la Passion-Choco, La Petite Tartine
Pina Colada, La Petite Tartine
Woodstock BN Fraise, Josephine
Red Velvet, Josephine
Cherry Almond, Cali Girl
4th of July, Cali Girl

Orange Nutella, Cooking Chomp
Toffee Caramel, Cali Girl
Chocolate Cherry, Cali Girl
Strawberry, Beauty Cakes
Lemon Meringue, Tea Cupcakes
100% Chocolat, Marwa
Almond Chocolate, Where is Bryan?
Mint-Chocolate Ganache, Where is Bryan?
Green Tea, Sabrina & Agathe
ExotiCup, Sabrina & Agathe
Rum, Coffee, Coconut, Severine
Cinnamon-Peanut Butter, Severine
Basil, Severine
Carrot Cake, Mon Ami Vie

01 July 2010

The Contests!/Les Concours!

Just tallying up the cupcakes and wanted to share with you some of the amazing, creative submissions we have had for the contests to whet your appetite!

First off though, a big thank you to our judges who will include: Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland, Marie of MarieLUVPink, Ruthy of Beauty Cakes, Lynda of Wedding Cakes Avenue, Heather of Secrets of Paris, Jenny of Icing Works, Synie of Synie's Cupcakes and Bryan of Merce and the Muse!

And now for the entrants:

The Best of Paris/Le Best of Paris
Fig, Lavender, Honey, Goat's Cheese (Figue, Lavande, Miel et chevre)
Matcha Tea with White Chocolate Frosting (the matcha avec glacage au chocolat blanc)
Almond-Fleur d'Oranger (amandes-fleur d'oranger)
Profiterole Cupcake (profiterole)
Cupcakes Choco-Café (chocolate-cafe)

Most Exotic Ingredient/Le Plus Inattendu:

Lemon Date (citron-datte)
Basil (basilic)
Rum, Coffee, Coconut (rhum, cafe, noix de coco)
Guiness Kisses (Guinness)
Passion Paradise: Mango-Passion-Coconut-Lemoncurd (mangue-fruit de la passion- noix de coco-pâte à tartiner au citron)
Saffron-pistachio-screwpine flower (Saffron-Pistache-Pandan)
Coconut-Strawberry (Coco-Fraise)
Basil-Honey (Basilic-miel)
Screwpine flower (Pandan)
Chocolate-Fennel (chocolat-fenouil)
Bitter Chocolate-Raspberry-Tonka Bean (chocolat amer-framboises-feve de tonka)

The Most American/Le Plus Americain:
Chocolate-Almond-Marshamallow (chocolat-amandes-chamallow)
Red Velvet (rouge velours)
Chocolate Cupcakes (chocolat)
Cinnamon-Peanut Butter (cannelle-cacahuetes)
Banana-Marshmallow-Peanut Butter-Chocolate (banane-chamallow-beurre de cacahuetes-chocolat)
Red, white & blue (rouge, blanc, blue)

Summer-Inspired/Inspire par l'Ete:
Vanilla-Vanilla (vanille-vanille)
Banana-Vanilla-Coco (banane-vanille-coco)
"Iced" Mocha (mocha glacee)
Strawberry-Citrus-Lemoncurd (fraise-agrumes-pâte à tartiner au citron)
Sweet Thyming: Lemon-thyme, basil (citron-thym, basilic)
Eden: Mara des Bois (mara des bois)
Rose-Ricotta-Raspberry (rose-ricotta-framboise)
Tomato-Thyme (tomate-thym)
Apricot-Lavender (abricot-lavande)
Verveine-Peach (verviene-peche)

Pop Culture:
Oh Babouchka, Babouchki ya ya ! Chocolat fondant -Chocolat Blanc
Moulin Rouge
Pistache-Raspberry-Chocolat Blanc
Sex & the City; Cosmopolitan
Gaga for Cherry Pie
Woodstock: Tie-dye BN Fraise
When Harry Met Sally: Pecan-Maple Syrup
King of Pop aux 3 Chocolats

People's Choice/Choix de la Publique:
White Chocolate-Violet (chocolate blanc-violette)
White Chocolate-Limoncello (chocolate blanc-limoncello)
Pistachio (pistache)
Indulgent Salted Butter Caramel (caramel au beurre salee)
Guiness Kisses (Guiness)

I am just realizing (several hours after I posted this) that I didn't even talk to you about what these cupcakers are competing for. So without further ado, here are the prizes from our amazing sponsors:

6 baskets of baking supplies from Wilton which include a cake pan from their new line, a frosting gun, various sprinkles and cupcake wrappers. They are also providing a Wall-E baking kit for our young bakers.

6 baskets of baking supplies from ScrapCooking(R) including natural flavorings and food colors, cupcakes liners, assorted sprinkles and their Hello Kitty molds, lollipop sticks and baking papers.

7 baskets of scrapbooking and design products from Ratana.

A 30 euro gift certificate good for a future purchase on the My American Market site.

A picnic basket filled with items to create your own perfect parisian party including the book, "The Best Places to Kiss in Paris" from parisian events.

6 smoothie recipe books and assorted smoothies from innocent.

An assortment of cupcake liners, boxes and other supplies from Icing Works.

Le Best of Paris is offering up some baking chocolates from Christian Constant and a profile of the winner of the "Le Best of Paris" contest on their site.

La Cuisine Paris is offering 1 lucky winner the chance to teach a cupcake baking and decorating class in their professional kitchen.

We have several gift certificates from Paris cupcakers too including a free Savory Cupcake lunch for 2 from Synie's Cupcakes, a box of 6 free Beauty Cakes from Ruthy, and gift certificates good for free cupcakes from Cupcakes & Co.

Little Miss Cupcake is offering a gift pack of Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? cupcakes recipe & idea books.

And last but not least, our hosts, Bistrot Vivienne will be awarding the winner of the People's Choice contest a 1-month contract to sell that cupcake in their take-out store during the month of July!

Okay ladies and gentlemen, on your mark!....

Picture courtesy of clevercupcakes

30 June 2010

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Mary

Mary wrote to us: "Ever since study abroad in France all those years ago, I couldn’t wait to get back! It took some convincing but my boss finally agreed that Paris was the right place to head up our international expansion efforts, and in 2006, it finally happened: I started calling Paris home. Soon I became a proud apartment owner and now I'm all growns up! And no, Mom, I'm not moving back to the states this year…With all of Paris' quirks and special traditions and misspelled English menus and opportunities to observe (and practice) the art of seduction, I’m just getting started here! In addition to cupcakes, macarons and the things that diabetics should avoid, I am also obsessed with photos, Twitter, music festivals, books by David Sedaris, yoga, open air markets, and travel." After following you for some time on Twitter, I am certainly looking forward to meeting you, Mary!

Mary nous a ecrit: Depuis l’année où je suis partie étudier en France il y a très longtemps, j’avais hâte d’y retourner. Après avoir convaincu mon boss américain que Paris était le meilleur endroit pour lancer notre projet d’expansion internationale, le jour est arrivé en 2006 que je m'installe à Paris. Le rêve! Ensuite je suis devenue propriétaire d’un pied à terre parisien et maintenant je suis toute grande ! Et non, maman, pas de projet de retourner aux Etats-Unis cette année. Avec ses traditions, ses charmes insolites, ses menus en anglais mal orthographiés et tants d’occasions d'observer (et pratiquer) l'art de la séduction, ce n'est que le début pour moi à Paris! Mes obsessions: cupcakes, macarons, cookies, et tous ce que les diabétiques doivent éviter, photos, Twitter, festivals de musique, les livres de David Sedaris, le yoga, les marchés en plein air, et les voyages.

29 June 2010

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Cali Girl

Leesa writes us: "I'm a sunny So. Cali girl who has been baking since early childhood. Baking is one of my great passions in life. In fact, it's really an addiction, so I bake and give them away to anyone and everyone. This has helped me to make many friends all over France! Cupcakes are just one of the things I love to bake and it's something that everyone seems to L-O-V-E!"

I met Leesa online last year and it took us about 10 months of back and forth emails before we were finally able to get together! When we met, we decided to exchange cupcakes and I still think with great fondness of Leesa's Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes -- so so good! I'm looking forward to seeing what Leesa brings us on the 4th but thank her in advance for agreeing to be our official Cupcake Camp Paris photographer! She is amazingly talented; you can check out some of her work on her blog. So if you see her making the rounds with her camera on Sunday, make sure to smile!

Leesa nous a ecrit: "Je suis une fille de la Californie de sud- où les rayons
de soleil sont éternel! Cuisiner c'est une de mes grandes passions de la vie!
En fait, c'est plutôt une addiction pour moi- Donc, je fait des gateaux de toutes sortes et aprés je les offre à n'importe qui et à tout le monde. Grâce à ça, j'ai
fait beaucoup d'amis partout en France! Les cupcakes sont juste une des choses que j'aime faire, et c'est quelque chose que tout le monde A-D-O-R-E!"

J'ai rencontre Leesa il y a un an sur l'internet - on partage une grande passion pour les cupcakes! La premiers fois nous sommes rencontrees dans la vie, elle m'a apporte des cupcakes chocolate avec coeur de cerises -- ils etaient tellement bons! Elle estr tres douee comme photographe (regardez son blog pour voir son travail). Elle est notre photograohe officielle pour Cupcake Camp donc si vous voyez Leesa vous approcher avec son appareil photo, soyez gentils et souriez!

Our Sponsors/Nos Partenaires: parisian events

My name is Kim Petyt, and I’m an American wedding planner in Paris. I’ve been creating events for almost 10 years, both in the U.S. and in France, and am the Owner and Managing Director of a full-service wedding and event planning agency called parisian events. We cater to the English-speaking community in Paris - people who either live here on a long-term basis, or come to Paris just to celebrate their wedding or special event. Our specialty is combining traditional American elements with classic Parisian elegance.

When my husband and I decided to get married 10 years ago, we were living in San Francisco. I thought it would be fun and romantic to plan a destination wedding in France. Back then, there weren’t really any wedding planners in France, and so I ran into a lot of confusion, mis-communication and just general chaos as I tried to organize my overseas wedding. At the time, I was planning social and non-profit events in San Francisco, and I thought then that if I ever moved to Paris, I would start a business for other American “Brides In Need” like myself. It was something that I had always kept in mind, so after we moved here and the children were a little bit bigger, I did some research and felt that the need was still there, so I started parisian events five years ago.

parisian events isn't just weddings though! Kim offers full-range planning for all sorts of events from birthday parties to business conferences from baby showers to charity balls, parisian events specializes in fresh, stylish, “oh la la” events that keep guests talking for ages after! You can catch up with Kim and her observations on recent trends, discoveries, great party ideas and lots more on her blog parisian party.

Thank you Kim for your support of Cupcake Camp! And we look forward to giving away your wonderful gift basket of goodies for a perfect Paris party or picnic!

Je m’appelle Kim Petyt, et je suis une américaine qui organise des mariages à Paris. Depuis 10 ans je crée des événements aux Etats-Unis ainsi qu’en France et je suis la managing directrice de mon propre Enterprise, parisian events. Nous aidons les Anglophones à Paris – soit des gens qui habitant ici soit des gens qui viennent juste pour un événement spécial. Nous sommes connus pour nos mélanges des traditions américaines et l’élégance parisienne.

Quand mon mari et moi, nous avons décidé de se marier il y a 10 ans, nous habitions à San Francisco. Je pensais qu’il aurait été romantique de se marier en France. A l’époque il n’y avait pas beaucoup des organisateurs pour des mariages dans ce pays, donc il y avait plein des erreurs de des frustrations pendant mon essaie de tout organiser des Etats-Unis. Je faisais des événements sociales et bénévoles à San Francisco et j’ai pensé que j’allais lancer une entreprise en France pour organise les mariages si jamais j’habitais en France. Je l’ai gardé en tète et quand nous avons déménagé en France et nous enfants ont agrandi un peu, j’ai commencé Parisian events il y a 5 ans.

Mais Parisian events organise plus que des mariages. Kim vous offert ses expertises pour toute sorte des événements comme des anniversaires, conférences, bals, etc. Spécialiste de tout qui est frais, à la mode, “oh la la,”, ces événements ne sont pas vite oubliés. Suivez tout ce que Parisian events fait sur leur blog parisian party.
Merci Kim pour votre soutien et nous avons hâte de donner votre panier des merveilles fait pour un piquenique parfait!

Hungry for Cupcakes?/Envie de Cupcakes?

We wish to thank all the bakers who have agreed to bring cupcakes on the 4th. We have almost 50 bakers attending and over 1600 cupcakes registered! If you have RSVPed for Cupcake Camp, all we can say is bring your appetites.

We'll be publishing a schedule later this week so you know what time each flavor of cupcake will be served. Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday!

Cat & Bryan

Merci beaucoup a tous les patissiers enregistres pour Cupcake Camp. On aura presque 50 patissiers presents et plus de 1600 cupcakes! Si vous assisterez le 4, un petit conseil: ne mangez pas trop a l'heure de dejeuner! On mets les horaires de la distribution de cupcakes ici cette semaine -- comme ca vous savez a quel heure chaque variete de cupcake sera servie. On hate de vous retrouver ce dimanche!

Cat & Bryan

Photo courtesy of cushycakes

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: I Love Cupcakes

Laura de I Love Cupcakes nous a ecrit: New-Yorkaise d’origine, j’ai tout quitté : amis, familles et bien plus encore la culture américaine, la Sex and The City attitude, les happy hours… pour venir vivre à Paris, il y a maintenant 3 ans.
En m’installant en France, j’ai voulu recréer un bout de mon univers, les cupcakes en faisant largement parti.

J’adore Paris et étant passionnée depuis toujours de cuisine, il a été facile pour moi de mêler ce que ces deux villes m’apportent pour créer ma petite entreprise de Cupcakes fait maison : l’idée de I Love Cupcakes grandit alors dans ma tête.

C’est en fait pour l’occasion d’un anniversaire que j’ai décidé de faire découvrir les cupcakes à mes amis…. Challenge réussi, mes amis ont été conquis par cette délicieuse gourmandise. De là, j’ai eu envie de faire partager ma passion pour ces délicieux petits desserts au plus grand nombre de personnes, mais surtout avec vous! I Love Cupcakes est naît !

Je réalise tous mes cupcakes et j’insiste sur le fait qu’ils sont homemade (fait maison). Je choisi des produits de qualité et j’essaie d’innover un maximum dans les recettes tout en gardant un vrai esprit américain… Car restons honnêtes, difficile de rivaliser contre la pâtisserie made in France !

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: iPhood.fr

Je m'appelle Floriana. Je suis italienne, débarquée à Paris en
2008. Je travaille comme commerciale dans le btp, mais je suis
passionnée de cuisine et pâtisserie. J'ai récemment ouvert un
photoblog: iphood.fr (iphone et food), pour conjuguer la bonne bouffe avec la technologie de la mobilité. J'habite à Issy Les Moulineaux
avec une petite tribu de chats norvégiens.
Les cupcakes que je preparerais sont de deux types:
- au creame cheese frosting et thé matcha
- à la framboise avec ganache au chocolat
un troisieme parfum est en phase sperimentale...

Merci Floriana -- on hate de vous retrouver le 4!

Je suis Claudia. Décoratrice dans l’âme.... gourmande et curieuse ! Ce sont mes points communs avec les Cupcakes que j’ai créé; "Passion Paradise" (cupcake mangue passion façon lemoncurd et creamcheese) et « Oh Babouchka, Babouchki ya ya ! » (cupcake fondant chocolat / chocolat blanc et décor en sucre.)

Ce rallye Cupcake en faveur de la reconstruction d'Haïti est une idée fantastique et je suis enchantée de pouvoir y participer !!!!

Merci Claudia et au dimanche!

28 June 2010

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Mon Ami Vie

My name is Gillian. I am an American (originally from Kentucky) living in Paris with my French partner and son and I have been baking since I could stand at the kitchen cabinets. I have a love of all things Southern, as that is where my roots are. My grandmother taught me everything that I know about baking which she learned from her mother, so, there is a long tradition. I am a designer by trade and have an online shop which highlights my designs, Mon Ami Vie that include scarves, handbags, jewelry and housewares.

My partner is in the restaurant business and we are hoping to open an American restaurant in the next few years. I am so excited to spend my Fourth of July at the Cupcake Camp!

And we are looking forward to spending it with you and your Carrot Cake cupcakes! Thanks Gillian.

Meet the Bakers/Rencontrer les Patissiers: Joséphine

Je m'appelle Joséphine, j'ai 19 ans et je suis folle! Folle de pâtisserie et d'Amérique! Oui, je sais, c'est un peu réducteur comme description, mais tout ça pour vous dire que les cupcakes étaient faits pour moi!

Je suis la chef de file de ce mouvement dans la ville la plus "trendy" du monde, j'ai nommé: Triel Sur Seine, mon lieu de vie et de cuisine! Comment ça, vous ne connaissez pas?

Etant fan des années 50-60, version américaine donc, tous mes gâteaux ont tendance à être très très kitschs! Sur ce, à vos fourchettes, let's go pour un All-you-can-eat de cupcakes!! ;)

Josephine nous apportera des cupcakes Woodstock (marbre facon "tie-dye") et USA ("red velvet" -- rouge velours). Merci Josephine et au 4!