Friday, August 7, 2009

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2009

The great thing about the internet is that you get access to a wealth of knowledge and get to know a whole bunch of people you would have otherwise never have met.

A while ago, Lilia from My Sweethearts Bakery contacted me about doing a joint activity for RSPCA cupcake day (Aug 17th) after seeing the post on my blog. In the middle of planning something, we got contacted by the RSPCA to make cupcakes for their media kits they will be sending out a week before the actual Cupcake Day. So instead we channeled or efforts into baking 300 cupcakes each for the RSPCA media kits.

The RSPCA Cupcake Set

So exactly how long do 300 cupcakes take to bake? Waaaay too long considering that my humble oven can only take 24 at a time! But luckily I had the boyfriend to help out with some of the baking. About 300 little figurines were also created for the cupcakes which took a good 10 - 12 hours to do. Then another 9 hours to cover the cupcakes and put it all together! Thank goodness I had my cousin over who helped me with some of the decorations!

I didn't have time to take good photos so please excuse the bad lighting :)

At the end of this RSPCA baking journey I was exhausted but also made a great new friend, Lilia :) It's always nice to meet people who share the same passion and hobbies as you do :)

There's still more to come but for now I'll leave you all with more pictures of the RSPCA cupcakes :)


Kat said...

These are awesome! I am selling cupcakes to my sisters work for the RSPCA Cupcake Day. I have got heaps of orders. I can't do fondant icing so I am making animals with buttercream icing. I will post pictures once they are done.

Rose said...

They look awesome! The piggy with the mud is so cute :)


Anonymous said...

These are soooo cute! You have so much talent. 300 cupcakes? When do you sleep??

apparentlyjessy said...

I love that you created such cute cupcakes for the RSPCA!
I'll be playing along on the official day, hoping to raise a lot of money for the good course!
I think you did a fantastic job with the design of each cupcake! Baking 300 cupcakes must have been super exhausting!

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

wow these look gorgeous! the decorations are so cute, and 300 is a lot of cupcakes!

katieskitchen said...

We received some of these cute cupcakes at our office! We were so excited, totally made our day.

Sharon said...

Thank you everyone!

Kat - sounds like you're going to be busy! Good luck and I can't wait to see the photos :)

Rose - I'm glad you recognise it's mud... my cousin saw it and she was like 'what's that brown thing'?

Anonymous - Sleep? I didn't sleep really! I was up to 5am baking :$

Jessy - best of luck for the actual day. it's such a good cause. And yes I was soooo pooped out after delivering the 300 cupcakes.

Helen - 300 is the most I've ever baked in one sitting... I don't know if I could handle it again!

Katie - I'm glad you guys got one of the deliveries :) Thanks for posting the pictures on your blog!

Jennifer Richins said...

Super cute cupcakes. Do you roll fondant for the top of them? Or is it a super smooth royal icing?

Sharon said...

Hi Jennifer, I used rolled fondant for the icing :)

Ladybird said...

Well done, Sharon, they look amazing.

My friend/colleague and I are selling cupcakes for the RSPCA next Monday - we're so excited!

It is a great cause, and a bit of fun too :)

The Fancy Lady said...

these are amazing and ever so freckin cute

Christina said...

Your cupcakes are just wonderfull! And it's so inspirational to all the different designs :)

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