1000 Vegan Cupcakes for Charity

Remember last year’s 1000 Vegan Cupcakes for Charity?

We did it again this year, at Tower Bridge Bistro in the Embassy Suites Hotel.

4-8-12 event infographic

This year, I was a part of the organizing crew. With over twelve bakeries participating and all 1000 cupcakes being gone in less than two hours, I would say the event was a huge success!

The proceeds from the event went to support local charities such as Animal Place and a Well-Fed World.

Unlike last year, when Eric and I were judges and ate way too many cupcakes, this time, I only tried a couple of them. By the time Eric showed up, most of them were gone.

As you may know, I am not a huge cupcake fan myself, but I was impressed with the cupcakes I tried. Over half the bakeries created gluten-free versions, and some were even oil-free.

I’m hoping that next year someone makes a raw cupcake. Yup, raw.

I’ll be looking forward to it 😉

Here’s a little iPhone photo recap.

Here I am with Leslie – just beginning to set up for the event.

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24K Chocolate Cafe’s 24 Karat Cupcake with Sweet Potato Frosting.

4-8-12 24K cupcake

Rebecca of Angelfood Vegan Treats created three different cupcakes. Eric and I (mostly Eric) had the gluten-free Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Cupcake.

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Jed Soliz and Leslie set up the Garden Tower, a centerpiece for the event. This thing is really cool. It’s a vertical garden, perfect for urban gardening and for those of you who are short on space. The Garden Tower Project happily donated their Garden Tower to us for the event.

4-8-12 Garden Tower Project

Judges’ Platters. Yup, it’s a hard job.

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The cupcake organizing (and eating) crew. We had many more helpers, organizers, and planners, who all did an amazing job, but I didn’t get a chance to snap more photos.

Till next year….4-8-12 thecupcakecrew

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