Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oregon Coast

I’ll be visiting you soon. I’m heading out to the Oregon Coast for some cupcake fun at the beginning of October – right before the book tour gets going.

I’m attending my first cupcake camp. Have you heard of these or been to one before? They sound super fun. It seems like they’re all structured a little different though, so I don’t know what to expect. Lots of cupcakes I hope. But there will be cake, too. No complaints there.



Actually, it’s called the Oregon Coast Cake & Cupcake Camp. Celeste of Celestial Cupcakes in Newport, Oregon is organizing it all. And boy is she ambitious. Lots of events over two days. They’ll be classes and socializing, crafts and book signings. And cakes and cupcakes of course. And the proceeds will go to a good cause. Even better.

Celeste wanted to pick a charity that meant something to the people attending. I told her my vote would be for something related to organ transplants. That clicked for her since a couple of her friends have received transplants and she knows others still waiting. So Donate Life NW was chosen and I’m thrilled about it.

Live near the Oregon Coast? Want to come? Need more info?

Here’s who will be doing what:

Cake pop classes complete with book. YAY!

Michelle Bommarito
Fondant 101
Romantic Wedding Cake Design
Cupcakes Meet the Wedding Cake Designer

Cakespy - finally we meet
Cupcake Watercolor Class

Cupcake Julie
How to Make Felt Cupcakes

Dianna Lopez, Carlo’s Bakery
Modelling Chocolate Sculptures
Hand Painting on Fondant
Hobby Cake Maker Turned Pro

Charity Pykles-George, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Sugar Art 101
Ocean-Themed Cakes
Baking for Allergy Sensitive

Plus…more fun stuff!

Here’s the full class/event schedule for Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2.

You can register here for Friday Events

You can register here for Saturday Events

Don’t want to attend a class on Friday? No problem. Just register for some of the cupcake or cake fun on Saturday.

Here’s where the Cake Pop Class will be. Celeste also owns this Nye Beach Market. Cute shop. Can’t wait.


P.S. Since I’ll be kicking things off in Oregon – Portland was just added to the tour. Yippee! Details here.

Cessie said...

It’s great! I would give it to my daughter,who is a Pastry Chef.She can then give it to her daughter Lucy, when she is older.Lucy is turning one on Sept 22nd.

September 18, 2010 12:44 PM
Anonymous said...

if any one is coming to Newport and needs a hotel, I have blocked out a special rate for the camp. You need to contact me at I need to get reservations in by Monday or tuesday. we are excited to have all of our wonderful guests!

September 18, 2010 03:11 PM
Sarah said...


September 18, 2010 07:36 PM
Laura Myers said...

I’m so excited about this!! I have a pizza parlor called cobblestone pizza co. about 7 miles from newport…so I’m going to try to make it to one of your classes!!! we’ll see if I can get away from the shop that day…and hope theres a spot left by the time I figure it out!!! lol…I just ran across all the information about this event tonight!!! If I had found it a little earlier I may have been brave and entered some cupcakes… maybe next year if they do it again!! anyways, wish me luck I get to go!!!

September 19, 2010 01:36 AM
Stacy said...

Have fun and cupcake it up! Would love if they did one on the East coast…NY (wink-wink)

September 19, 2010 09:45 AM
Kelly N said...

I grew up on the Oregon Coast as my grandma had a home right on the beach in Florence. Newport is one of my favorite haunts still today. You have to go to Depot Bay to the candy store and see their original taffy pull machine & pick up some salt water taffy. Cupcake Julie will want to fill one of her jars up! Now that I live in Branson, MO, I am sending a good friend to your Portland book signing to snag me a book!

September 19, 2010 10:40 AM
Chyenne said...

OMG!!! yay, so excited I live in Salem, so I’m super close, can’t wai tto get my book signed!!

September 19, 2010 12:20 PM
Gail Anderson said...

Ooohhh! I live in Wilsonville (a Portland suburb) and my birthday is that weekend. I wonder if that could be my present…going to the cupcake camp!! I’m excited that you’re coming to Portland, but bummed that it’s during the day. :( I’m a schoolteacher and, unfortunately, our lunch breaks are a mere 30 minutes – no chance I could get there in time, let alone have time to actually get an autograph.

Have a great time! Oregon is awesome and the coast is beautiful!

September 19, 2010 07:08 PM
Brittany said...

YAY! So excited you’re coming to Oregon!!

September 19, 2010 08:34 PM
kelly said...

I got married in Newport, right on the beach! The sunsets are amazing and you have to stop for a bowl of clam chowder at errr… cant remember the name! Its a big blue fish processing place right on the bay. Don’t go to Mo’s!

September 20, 2010 08:38 AM
Pam Griner said...

SOMEBODY PLEASE DO THIS IN GEORGIA!!! It just sounds fabulous!

September 20, 2010 11:52 AM
Kitty said...

If you are going to stop in Portland, you might as well go a little further to Cannon Beach, it’s just about 1 hour north of Portland. It’s called “Bruce’s Candy Kitchen.” They have the best salt water taffy, hands down, in the entire world. Their cute little shop is amazing and they make everything on site! You will regret it if you don’t stop.

September 20, 2010 01:40 PM
Christene @WhipperBerry said...

I love that you chose Organ Transplant as your focus. My sister-in-law has been blessed with a new kidney and it has been such a miracle! That cupcake camp sounds like the best thing ever! Have a great time! Wish you were stopping in Vegas, we’d LOVE to see you here! Any chance you could add a stop? :)

September 20, 2010 03:40 PM
Heather D. said...

Hooray! You’re coming to Portland. I can’t wait. I will be at the book signing for sure. Work can wait…. Bakerella is in town. I’m sure my boss will understand.

September 22, 2010 07:02 PM
Yazmin said...

I live in Portland and Im soooooo jealous of everyone thats going. I want to go oh so bad, unfortunately i work the night shift on friday, and I go to culinary school on Sat and Sun. I hope you have lots of fun and enjoy our coast. Hopefully next time I can go :(

September 23, 2010 03:03 AM
jalexboo said...

When in Portland, dine at the Veritable Quandry and INSIST on the homemade truffles for dessert. Handmade with Belgium chocolate. You won’t regret this. Had them while there last week and can’t get the taste out of my head. Will be ordering your book – I’m from Alabama.

September 26, 2010 12:36 AM
jenn said...

How funny! I’ll actually be in Newport those days as well — opening a new park! Newport is amazing … hope you enjoy your trip. :)

September 26, 2010 09:43 PM
jenn said...

ps. If you’re looking for an adorable place to eat while you’re there, check out La Maison. They also have the most AMAZING desserts!

September 26, 2010 09:45 PM
Cassie said...

What a great cause! I wish I was closer so I could attend.

September 27, 2010 08:59 AM
Hotaru said...

O_O OMG. I can’t believe this! You’re going to be TEN MINUTES AWAY from my Portland apartment, doing your book signings… and I’ll be downtown at work! D: Ahhhh! *distress*

October 1, 2010 05:17 PM
KateSue said...

Angie (AKA Bakerella),

It was a pleasure to meet you this weekend! My Sis, Sis-In-Law, Mom, Baby Brandt and I all had a WONDERFUL time! You are so stinkin’ cute and I can’t believe this was the first class you have ever done a demonstration for. You are so modest and humble. (I think that’s part of what makes you so cute!) It was so fun and I feel so lucky to have had the privilege of being there! Your cake pops are so adorable and I just LOVE the design of the book. You are so incredibly talented! I love the style and graphics you chose for the book. I sat in the back seat of the car on the way home and looked at it for hours. When I arrived home and showed my daughters the cupcake cake pop they just oogled and oggled! We’re so excited to give them a try this week! I can’t wait for next year’s cupcake camp ;) (If they have one that is.)

October 3, 2010 11:32 PM
Kathy Eaton said...

I was so glad to get to meet you today at Washington Square and get my book signed!! Also my phone wouldn’t take a good pic of us and you said you would emil me the one they took of us with your camera. I was so honored. Thanks so much. I hope to see my picture in my email soon. Thanks so much. Kathy

October 4, 2010 09:53 PM
whoopie pie said...

im so HAPPY !!
i have 11 years old and i love your cooking !!
(and im chinese)

November 7, 2011 11:32 AM
Anonymous said...

Why must I live in Canada

June 23, 2012 01:06 PM
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