Today’s the Day!

Today’s the big day – it’s officially Cupcake Day!

We want to see photos of your creations! Show us your Cupcake Day sale set-up so we can help promote your fundraiser.

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Buttercream Goodness

Oh, cupcakes, the perfect dessert. Individually portioned into the perfect size, ideal icing to cake ratio, perfect for sharing, and when it comes to flavors, the possibilities are endless!

Take buttercream for example, always a crowd pleaser, how could it not be when it marries two dessert champions like butter and cream? But did you know you can make delicious and innovative variations on this classic icing? Not all of us can be Martha Stewarts in the kitchen, but most of us can follow a recipe.

Get inspired and spruce up a classic vanilla cupcake with one of these creative and delicious spins!

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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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Cupcake Day 101

As you can probably tell, we are all pretty excited for our 4th annual Cupcake Day. I wanted to take a moment and remind you of the true meaning of this glorious holiday, helping Chicago’s homeless pets. The Anti-Cruelty Society is this city’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization (and the best in my opinion, but I may be a little biased).  Watching the love and devotion that my coworkers selflessly put forth on a daily basis makes me very proud to call the Society my home. On that note, let’s go over some Cupcake Day math:

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Every $25 raised provides food, water and care for a cat for a day. The average stay for a kitty here at The Anti-Cruelty Society is about 30 days; it costs a lot to feed all of these hungry mouths!

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Every $50 raised helps vaccinate a shelter dog. Dogs leave here with all of their age appropriate vaccines including: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and a dewormer.

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Every $100 raised will allow the Society to neuter one male kitty, did you know our veterinarians spayed/neutered over 8,000 pets in 2015!?

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Every $225 raised will assist in a spay surgery for a female dog, that’s a lot of Cupcake sales, better get baking!

So have fun baking and remember any donation helps us fulfill our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.