Cupcake Day is almost here!

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We have had a cupcake filled week so far here at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

Every day this week staff and volunteers have been baking and selling cupcakes here leading up to the official community bake sales happening this upcoming Monday at our main location and at the EAC. I guess you could call it a daily cupcake appetizer before the main cupcake course. Needless to say we haven’t had a problem getting our sugar fixes in this week.

Also, we would like to give a shout out to two special Cupcake Day bakers-Erin Glade and Jess Piper! They will be holding bake sales on October 17th and donating the proceeds to the lifesaving efforts of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Thanks again Erin and Jess!

Are you getting yourself in gear to bake and sell treats this Monday? If so, we want to hear about it! Comment on this post to tell us what you’re making and where you’ll be selling your treats.

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Adoption Center Bake Sale!

You spoke, and we listened!

Back by popular demand we will once again be hosting a bake sale at our main adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle to coincide with Cupcake Day. Be sure to get the word out!

The sale will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. and all of the homemade confections will be $3 a piece. See you there!

October Bucket List: EAC Bake Sale!

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Everyone knows of our location on Grand and LaSalle, but have you visited our satellite location in the South Loop? If you haven’t, it is a must!

The Everyday Adoption Center is a state of the art shelter that’s located in the South Loop PetSmart. It’s completely staffed by The Anti-Cruelty Society so you know they know their stuff. The EAC even has a large doggy play group room where you can sit and watch the adoptable dogs frolic for as long as your heart desires. Most importantly, we adopt out an additional thousand animals a year at the Everyday Adoption Center!

More exciting news regarding EAC; Magnolia Bakery will be donating 50 cupcakes to sell for Cupcake Day! If you’ve never had Magnolia’s cupcakes before, like EAC, they are a must. Not only does Magnolia make delicious cupcakes, they are philanthropic to boot. They donate daily to local food pantries and international relief efforts. How sweet!

Now that I’ve added two things to your October bucket list: visiting EAC and tasting the glory that is Magnolia cupcakes, I’ll tell you how you can knock ‘um both out at once. Cupcake day is October 17th, stop by the Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 S. Canal St. from 1-7 pm and get your cupcake/pet fix.

Cupcake Day & Service Learning

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You know what’s even better than the sugary goodness of Cupcake Day? The sweet victory of a completed service learning project! If you are a Chicago High school student with a service learning requirement and a sweet tooth, then you are in luck; you can earn up to 10 service learning hours for participating in this year’s Cupcake Day event. Here’s how you do it:

  • Check out our websitewebsite to learn the bake sale basics
  • Visit cupcakeday.org to register for the main event
  • Scroll through this blog to find printable posters to advertise your bake sale, as well as recipe ideas
  • Get baking!
  • Be sure to take a few pictures of your cupcakes and sale set-up; you’ll need these later.
  • Sell your delectable treats and collect donations
  • Email education@anticruelty.org with any questions, and to set up an appointment to drop off your donations. Be sure to bring one of the flyers you used to advertise, a picture of your bake sale, a one-page reflection of your bake sale experience, your service learning tracking sheet, and of course your donations
  • Don’t forget, you can also earn the Baking Buddy through Chicago City of Learning. If you have a CCOL account, you can get a badge code to redeem for your efforts!

Good luck and happy baking!

Cupcake Bling!

Wanna put a little flair on your cupcakes, but not too confident in your skills with a piping bag?

Print and cut out our blank cupcake day wrappers (cd_blog-2_blank-wrapper) to put a personal touch on your confections. Color them, cut shapes into the borders, add stickers, and more.

Your imagination is the limit!

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