Monday, October 4, 2010

Cupcake Camp


Oregon. Wow. Wow. Wow. You are so beautiful. What a greeting.

My friend Cupcake Julie and I spent this weekend at the Oregon Coast attending the first ever Oregon Coast Cake and Cupcake Camp.

It was a blast.


I gave a couple of cake pop classes during the event. Hi guys! You were all so great. Thanks for coming.


Chad and his wife practiced molding cupcake pops.


Alissa made a cute little owl. She’s good and determined, too.


Part of the class included a book and signing… my first one …FUN! Hey Sarah (at top) – Julie and I enjoyed hanging out with you. So glad you made the trip from California.


Celeste of the Nye Beach Market put the event together with the help of her super sweet friends and family.


Cupcake Julie instructed classes, too. Felt cupcake classes with cute little kits for all the attendees.


Here’s Dianna. She came all the way from Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey to teach a few classes, too. She’s a hoot.

Also teaching classes were Charity Pykles-George and Michelle Bommarito.

All three of these ladies have competed in cake challenges on TV. Very cool.


The camp had some cute vendors, too. Like…

Party Designs in Bloom


And Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture.


And the cute couple that run Decorette Shop in Portland. They also donated all the sprinkles for my cake pop classes. Thanks!


These guys overwhelmed me. They drove 5 hours to get a book signed. And then turned right around and drove 5 more hours to get back home for work. I think you can tell by my eyes how moving it was.


Hi Jenasi! Love your cake. Congratulations on winning best birthday cake.

After all the cake and classes, came the cupcakes.


Handed out by cupcake volunteers.


Chocolate cupcakes…


Colorful cupcakes…


Little cupcakes…


Decadent cupcakes…


Rocket Queen cupcakes

Cupcake. Cupcakes. Cupcakes…


Hundreds. Probably thousands of them lined up all the way around the room. Replenished every few minutes by more cupcakes.

And if that wasn’t sweet enough…


I finally got to meet my friend Jessie.

Cakespy Jessie!


You know… the creator of Lil Cuppie. Jessie and I have “known” each other since I first started blogging, but have never met. Finally this weekend we did. And she’s even sweeter than I imagined she would be.


Jessie came to the camp to give a kids class on watercolor painting.


I loved seeing all the different creations.


And the smiles!


All the kids had a great time painting.


Even the big kids.


Saturday afternoon, Charity and Dianna worked together to create an Oregon Coast themed cake. I was amazed by what they put together in such a short time. It was fun watching them work.


By the way… this was the view from our hotel. Not too shabby.


We ended the camp with a fabulous dinner from Arr Place with all the guest instructors, Celeste and new friends. It was great to spend time talking with everyone. Michelle Bommarito (top right) and Charity kept us entertained. So glad to meet everyone and to be able to call them friends.


The camp was a big success with the proceeds going to Donate Life Northwest. And I couldn’t be happier about it. Thanks everyone who came… donated… who planned… who taught… who volunteered… and who bought cupcakes.

Hugs! Big hugs.

Trish said...

Looked like a great time!

October 4, 2010 03:59 AM
Pammie said...

That looks like so much fun!!! Congratulations on all your success Bakerella!! You definitely deserve it!!!!

October 4, 2010 03:59 AM
Elle said...

That looks like so much fun! :)

October 4, 2010 04:00 AM
Kath Fraser said...

Wow! What a jam packed weekend! :D
It looks like everyone had an absolute blast!
And all those cupcakes…look at all those cupcakes…YUMMY!!

October 4, 2010 04:02 AM
Grace said...

Are there going to be more cupcake camps? How do we find out about them and can anyone attend? It looks like SO much fun!!

October 4, 2010 04:03 AM
Alice said...

Rocket queen cupcakes looks like she is wearing a cupcake tiered skirt!

October 4, 2010 04:09 AM
Cassie said...

Isn’t Oregon beautiful?! Thanks for coming to our lovely state. I’m glad you got such a warm welcome. :)

October 4, 2010 04:17 AM
Stef @ said...

Welcome to beautiful Oregon! Looks like The Coast weather was cooperative. So glad. I hope to get to meet you later today. :)

October 4, 2010 04:18 AM
Lara said...

Everything looks so cute and colorful!
Is it possible to create such an event in Germany, too? ;)

October 4, 2010 04:19 AM
Jenasi said...

I had the most amazing time with you! Thank you so much for the amazing book and I’m working on the cake pop for you. :O)

October 4, 2010 04:53 AM
Jacki said...

oohh…how about visiting South Africa….we would SOOOO love to see you !

October 4, 2010 05:13 AM
Marèsalicious said...


It looks like you all had a blast! What a wonderful place Oregon must be, fairylike :-) And all these cupcakes, as far as the eyes can see, how great is that?!
Congrats on your book, I’d love to buy a copy; is it available on, and what was the exact title again?

Have a lovely day :-)


October 4, 2010 06:12 AM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Amazing! Love the pictures as always – you always have the best pictures and the most fun events!

October 4, 2010 06:12 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

What a fun time!!

October 4, 2010 06:30 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

wow i’d love to go to cupcake camp!

October 4, 2010 06:31 AM
etta said...

Oh my… this is a dream!!!! beautiful beautiful beautiful!

October 4, 2010 06:37 AM
Amanda Lopes said...

I´d like to be there! All this people talking, eating , thinking.. in cupcakes, I loved!

October 4, 2010 06:44 AM
Multi-Tasking Mommy said...

Ok, seriously?!? Cupcake camp? Now that is my kind of camp. And not because of what you get to snack on either. That would be so much FUN!

I’m going to try making your cake balls or maybe your cupcake ones for my son’s second 2nd birthday party with his “leftover cake”. Wish me luck!!!

I made a really fun train cake on the weekend, check it out here:
link to

October 4, 2010 07:17 AM
aussiemarina said...

looks like you had a blast of a time…………both meeting your fans, taking classes…………………..and eating all those yummy cupcakes !!!!!!!

October 4, 2010 07:37 AM
Lori said...

Wow it looks like you kicked off your book tour with a bang. I’m sure everyone had a blast. With you and Cupcake Julie together, it’s sure to be alot of fun and full of creativity. Have fun on the rest of your tour!

October 4, 2010 07:56 AM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

that looks like so much fun…and i want to go to oregon SO BADLY now!

October 4, 2010 08:17 AM
casey said...

WOW!! That looks so amazing! I wish we had something like that in Houston!

October 4, 2010 08:19 AM
dina said...

can cupcake camp come to brooklyn? i want to attend!

October 4, 2010 08:24 AM
Emily said...

so how do we get a fantastic event like this in our nation’s capital???? What fun!! Love the idea of the classes!

October 4, 2010 08:31 AM
Heidi Malott said...

Looks like a wonderful camp! Cheers to your success in

doing what you love! It can’t get much better than that!


October 4, 2010 08:43 AM
Raina said...

How do I contact Cupcake Julie? I would love to know if she sells her kits to make the felt cupcakes. My daughters have a cupcake christmas tree, Julie’s felt cupcakes would make a great addition to their tree this year :)

October 4, 2010 09:15 AM
Kathy C. said...

I sure hope you do this lucky are we that you were in Oregon — both the coast and later today at Washington Square. Looks like an awesome time this weekend and can’t wait to meet you in person at the mall in Tigard! ;)

October 4, 2010 09:22 AM
Sydney said...

Glad you are loving our beautiful state! I am leaving in a few minutes to drive up to Portland for your book signing – cannot wait!

October 4, 2010 09:42 AM
Rani said...

I really wished I could have come but just not enough time to get away, I am glad you enjoyed the coast, maybe next time you can come to wallowa lake, you would really like it here.

October 4, 2010 09:43 AM
Kathie said...

What a fantabulous weekend! I do so wish I were close by to do something fun like that but I live in Boringville Illinois where there is never fun cool stuff like that…!
Congratulations on your success, and I am hoping Santa brings me your book-

October 4, 2010 09:50 AM
Marsha said...

Bakerella, you lead a charmed life – how blessed you must be.


October 4, 2010 09:52 AM
maggie said...

That looked like it was AMAZINGLY fun!!! I’d love to do that sometime.

October 4, 2010 09:53 AM
giozi said...

OHHHHHHHHH I had to be there :( Even I don’t know how to make a cupcake ,he he he. But I love them :D

October 4, 2010 10:00 AM
Lisa Corona said...

Looks like a lot of fun you had. Welcome to the west coast. Looking forward in meeting you in Bellevue!

October 4, 2010 10:00 AM
Meghan said...

LOVE Michelle Bommarito!!

October 4, 2010 10:03 AM
The Boob Nazi said...

The Oregon coast is SO beautiful. And the cupcake camp looks like so much fun!

October 4, 2010 10:10 AM
Pam said...

From your first blog…. to the “funnest” life ever! :-) Thanks for sharing all of these great adventures you enjoy.

October 4, 2010 10:41 AM
Brittany said...

That looks like SO much fun!!

October 4, 2010 10:46 AM
Nanci said...

It looks like you had such a great time. I can’t wait for a cupcake camp to come our way in Atlanta….I’ll be your first one to sign up! Love ya!

October 4, 2010 10:59 AM
avril said...

What a wonderful wonderful event!!!! My dream is that one day you might come to the East Coast (close to NH at least) to do such an event….would love to meet you in person! :-)

October 4, 2010 10:59 AM
Gisela said...

Wow! Looks like it was so much fun. I miss Oregon so much… talk about making me home sick! I love Seaside (I think there is a store there completely devoted to gummies– atleast I hope it’s still there) and Mo’s at Cannon Beach has awesome chowder! If there are plans for next year, I so totally want to go :-)

October 4, 2010 11:12 AM
Leslie said...

I thought I loved you before! My dad had a kidney transplant in 2003. He waited TEN years on the list with no bites. Through no fault of his own, just genetics, his kidneys started failing in the 70’s and he was complete renal failure by the 90’s. Because of all the toxins in his body, his heart and parathyroids and other important parts of his body began to fail. He’d endured approximately 50 surgeries before the transplant. Finally my teacher from college read a few of my papers I’d written about my relationship with him and even though she had six kids, decided she was determined to donate her kidney. It has been seven years and he is doing well, but organ donation is SO VITAL! I am SO impressed!!!! My family thanks you for having that table there just for awareness!!

I am so glad for people who care enough to share that message. My daughter is four is she is a total papa’s girl. Without organ donation I don’t think he would have lived to see her birth!!!!

October 4, 2010 11:13 AM
Kristin said...

Thanks for supporting the Donate Life campaign with this fun event!

October 4, 2010 11:15 AM
HappyWhenNotHungry said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time at Cupcake Camp!!!! Also, kudos to raising money for such a wonderful organization. Cupcake Camp should definitely come to DC!

October 4, 2010 11:23 AM
Lora Joy said...

Looks SOOOOOO fun! I wish there was one here in SF!! =)

October 4, 2010 11:24 AM
Sarah B. said...

Gorgeous! All of it! Though it looks like the Rocket Queen is wearing a cupcake skirt at first glance. You did miss out, though. I went to the Sugar Art Show here in Tulsa this weekend and they had some cupcake entries you would have enjoyed… and a cupcake booth where you could buy some! Yum yum yum…

October 4, 2010 11:31 AM
Pamela Susan said...

Welcome to Oregon!!!

What a wonderful event for such an important cause! I so wish I could’ve attended the Cupcake Camp, but I’m SO excited to meet you at Williams Sonoma in only a few hours!!!


xo, Pamela

October 4, 2010 11:38 AM
Gretta said...

It looks like an awesome event and a lot of fun! You should organize something like that in Atlanta…hey, I’d even come over from Alabama and help you! :) And it is wonderful to see the event benefit such a fantastic organization.

October 4, 2010 11:39 AM
eko said...

Wow, it looks to have been an amazing time!! What fun – what great pictures – sweetness abounds!!

You deserve all this and more, an absolute sweetie are you!! (Yes – I am in Yoda-ish form today-ha!)

Fun for you to share ;-)

October 4, 2010 11:57 AM
hennifer said...

So glad to see an event from my home state featured. I was so sad I couldn’t make it.

It looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

October 4, 2010 12:02 PM
Scott said...

It was a fantastic weekend! Thank you for coming to Oregon to share in such a fun event! Though I didn’t get the chance to meet and talk with you, I hope to fix that oversight today @
William Sonoma in Washington Square.
Best wishes on the book tour!
~ Scott

October 4, 2010 12:09 PM
Tracy said...

Wow! Sounds like a blast! Can anyone go to these cupcake camps? If so, do you know of any in Florida?

October 4, 2010 12:25 PM
Jami said...

This looks like a great time. How’s about doing one in Illnois??? huh??? :)

October 4, 2010 12:35 PM
Paper and Food said...

So many cupcakes… so little time. They look delicious!

October 4, 2010 12:41 PM
beth said...

Oregon is beautiful! I should know because I live here! Enjoy your stay and book signing.

October 4, 2010 01:01 PM
Conniec said...

Your photo’s make me home sick. It looks like an amazing weekend.

October 4, 2010 01:21 PM
Wendy in California said...

HUGE kudos to you, Bakerella and all those involved in planning, executing and participating in the Cupcake Camp….reading about it and seeing the photo story was amazingly SWEET in every sense of the wordl! Reading Leslie’s post, above, was truly moving.

October 4, 2010 01:41 PM
58 said...

Looks like a blast! Cant wait till Cupcake Camp London gets underway on October 31st!

October 4, 2010 01:45 PM
heffalump said...

I would have loved to have gone, but just had a baby six days ago. Maybe they will make it an annual event and I can go next year!

October 4, 2010 01:46 PM
Tara said...

Thank you for a fun and informative class! I had a wonderful time. Congratulations on all your success, :)

October 4, 2010 01:47 PM
the blissful baker said...

yayy oregon, my home state!
all those cupcakes look absolutely darling!
glad the camp was a success :)

October 4, 2010 01:53 PM
Angie said...

We had a great time at the class! We come home and made a batch of cake balls.. YUMM.. Alissa is still working on getting the perfect OWL.. Thank you for all your help.. Angie

October 4, 2010 02:06 PM
Donna Perkins said...

cupcake happiness!!!

October 4, 2010 02:08 PM
Angie said...

I forgot to mention.. I went online and sighed up for organ donation! Your lunch speech was a inspiration.

October 4, 2010 02:08 PM
jenn sedor said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! I am so happy to see everyone getting together to support a good cause!
What a great event.

October 4, 2010 02:20 PM
Virginia said...

Looks like a TON of fun. I struggle so much as that is the same weekend as OSSAS and well I am wanting to compete with my cakes, but I LOVE doing cupcakes also so I am sad I can’t go. Were can we get those felt cupcakes.

October 4, 2010 02:23 PM
MissScrapAlot said...

i was lucky to be in her 9am 1st ever cake pop class…………….it was awsome!!!!!! I think we wore her out pretty good to :)…….it was fun to see them made live but the humidity I think dampered it a little but was great just the same!!!! I helped in the beginning crumble the cake!!!! My hands smelled so good for a few hours :)…………….the cupcake camp also was just a blast!!!! Met the most awesome food network stars as well :)………….I will def. be doing this again next year if Celeste sets it up! It was a weekend to remember!!!!! Not to mention how warm it was and the blue skys!!!!!! Thanks again Angie, noone left disappointed!!! And I bet you slept like a baby that night ;)
And my pic is on the website too!!! How cool is that!!!!

Anne Ayers Pasco, Washington

October 4, 2010 02:39 PM
Heather H said...

That is so sweet they drove 5 hours to meet you!! We are driving 4 hours in a few short weeks when you come to Dallas :-D I could not be any more excited either!!!

October 4, 2010 02:47 PM
Robin Whiting said...

Angie it was a pleasure meeting you and learning from you. You are adorable and so so sweet. My husband, myself and my friend Marilyn completely enjoyed our time in your class and at lunch with you and all the other celebrity chefs. It was so worth the 6.5 hour drive to meet you and get your beautiful precious cookbook. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to bring such joy to us all. God Bless you.
Robin Whiting
Pasco, WA

October 4, 2010 03:10 PM
Danielle said...

So glad that you liked Oregon!! :)

Looks like it was a lot of fun, I wish I could have joined you guys!

October 4, 2010 03:40 PM
Lilika said...

Oh gosh, that all looks overwhelmingly amazing, my heart is bursting from how jealous I am of how wonderful it must have been!

I’m glad you had an amazing time!

October 4, 2010 04:19 PM
Peggy said...

i wish and hope that you will do something similiar in LA area

October 4, 2010 04:41 PM
Cali said...

Bakerella it was so great to meet you and Celeste!! My Mom and sisters and I had the best time going to your afternoon class. I hope you come again as we are planning a girls weekend trip to Cupcake Camp next year! You were so patient with all of our questions and signing our books… I’m so impressed with what a wonderful woman you are! :)

October 4, 2010 04:49 PM
Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture said...

Hi Angie, It was a fabulous time. I was so happy to be a part of it and sampling all the cupcakes together. I still want another bite of the Peanut Butter one.

I also enjoyed getting to know you and Julie. I will see you on Wednesday. Jessie (Cakespy) and I are going to come meet up for your Bellevue signing.

Cheers! Carrie

October 4, 2010 05:27 PM
Notes from Holly St. said...

cupcake camp sounds awesome!!

October 4, 2010 05:30 PM
Amy said...

It was a lovely time meeting you and watching you work your magic. I had cake pop dreams all weekend! Thanks so much for making the trip out here – hope it can become an annual event!


October 4, 2010 05:45 PM
Ginelle Flores said...

This looks like fun!
I wish I could attend a cupcake camp! :)

October 4, 2010 06:15 PM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

What an amazing event, wish I could have been there!

October 4, 2010 06:20 PM
Michelle said...

Thank you for coming. It was great meeting you and of course, I had a blast in your cake pop class Your cookbook is amazing, I can’t wait to start making everything!!

October 4, 2010 06:47 PM
Kelly Atwood said...

Thank you so much for coming to the NW. You did an amazing job handling us crazy cupcake ladies! What a special treat it was to meet you and get a book signed! Best wishes in the weeks to come. May your book be a ‘Best Seller’, you deserve it!

October 4, 2010 07:16 PM
Lyndsay said...

I LOVE that you and Jessie met soon it better get to be my turn xox I have fond memories of us all starting around the same time.

October 4, 2010 07:21 PM
Diana said...

OMG All those cupcakes! I would have eaten them all if I was there teehee!

October 4, 2010 07:26 PM
Lori said...

Cupcake Immersion!!! The weekend must have flown by…and what a great cause. Would you come to Toronto if I organized something like this??? Ok so I live in small town Port Perry but I’ll invite everyone I know. Too much fun :-)

October 4, 2010 08:03 PM
Claire said...

so cute! and you all look so talented!

October 4, 2010 08:27 PM
Jackie W said...

It would be so awesome if Cupcake Julie had a blog or a website or something with instructions on how to make all those ADORABLE cupcakes & cakes. I would love learn to make some for my daughter and nieces. A Cupcake Julie website would be equally as popular as your Bakerella site. We LOVE cake pops at our house!

October 4, 2010 08:34 PM
Dianna Lopez said...

Hey there Lady – I did not get a chance to say good-bye to you and Julie – so sorry I had to miss Saturday night. I had such a great time and was honored to be a part of such a wonderful event. I love your pics – I can’t believe you posted the pic of my stabbed lighthouse….that was too funny. I will have to bring my book to your NY signing since I will be working during your NJ signing. see ya in NY !!! Love ya

October 4, 2010 08:39 PM
Vivian Kim said...

oh my goodness! o:
everything looks amazing!! :]
and it looks like
you had a lot of funn ^^
i wish i was theree :3

October 4, 2010 08:40 PM
Carly said...

Bakerella I am so excited for you to do a book signing in Salt Lake City!! I hope while you are here you will have time to stop by minis cupcakes, they have some of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had! And hopefully you will also be able to stop by the Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery to try their cake bites-to die for!! :)

October 4, 2010 08:42 PM
Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture said...

We’re honored to be featured today, therefore we are offering 20% off on any of our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers.

Just enter the code: “bakerella” at checkout (valid through Oct 10th for retail only)

Thank you again Angie! So wonderful to meet you.

October 4, 2010 09:21 PM
michelle said...

what’s cupcake julies website? i love the little felt cupcakes!

October 4, 2010 10:16 PM
Michelle said...

Hello Angie, John and I had a wonderful time and were honored to have our Decorette Shop be a part of this wonderful event and even more flattered to be featured today! Sorry you and Julie were not able to stop by the store – we would have loved to have you in our Tigard neighborhood.

Decorette Shop would also like to extend a bakerella special. 25% off of any one item through October 15, 2010. This special is only valid at Decorette Shop in Tigard, OR. Our updated website should be up and running in the next couple weeks, so if any of you don’t see what you need on the current site (I’m sure we have it) just call us at 503.620.5100 and mention this post.

Thanks again!!! You are the best! It was great to meet you all!

October 4, 2010 10:19 PM
tiffany said...

you’re a regular star anymore! and i’m so happy for you. and so happy that everyone got together for this charity, that really rocks! hope you can feel the cheesing here in PA.

October 4, 2010 10:24 PM
Lisa said...

It looks like it was amazing, are you coming to central Florida soon? Thanks

October 4, 2010 10:35 PM
SharonK1973 said...

This morning my nursing school dean came up to me all excited because she went to cupcake camp! She kept telling me she wishds I was there because I am always bringing cupcakes to school! It would have been the perfect match for me because I am an avid baker, in nursing school, headed to become an OR nurse to work in organ transplant – and I live in Portland, Oregon! Oh well…. next time I hope I can make it!

October 4, 2010 10:50 PM
Jean said...

I want to go to cupcake camp! Congratulations on all of your wonderful and well-deserved success, Bakerella!

October 4, 2010 10:51 PM
Alice said...

Bakerella! I am excited to meet you in Bellevue on Thursday! My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary at the Salish Lodge and will be making a stop over there before heading home down to Olympia!!!! I’m so excited, can’t you tell by all the exclamation points!!!! =)

October 4, 2010 11:07 PM
Annie said...

That looks like so much fun! I’m super sad now my friend and I couldn’t make it to Portland to see you. But we love your book!

October 4, 2010 11:09 PM
Lana Lu said...

you are the luckiest woman on earth^.^

October 4, 2010 11:16 PM
Joy said...

oh, how I would love to go to cupcake camp! I can’t even imagine trying to talk my husband into that one!
I have had a passion for cupcakes for years. I recently made some really cute red velvet cupcakes with fondant crabs on top for my sons first birthday
link to

October 4, 2010 11:27 PM
sara said...

Wow!! Im glad you had so much fun!! i wanna go to cupcake camp :0(

October 4, 2010 11:54 PM
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