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9th Annual COSTA RICA Christmas and New Year Celebration

December 20th,2014 - January 2nd 2015

 Cupcakes for Cancer is frosting the word of HOPE! Costa Rica here we come!

Tropical Adventures is hosting its 9th Annual Christmas and Year-end Celebration again this holiday season in Costa Rica with the intention of supporting youth in the area of Hojancha, as well as 17 of their children in their Orphanage Project in La Fortuna. They are inviting local residents and international visitors to facilitate and enjoy these holiday activities: 

 Please note that this is the full itinerary. If you’re interested in joining  for just the first or the last week, please click on the following itineraries:

Hojancha Community – Week One

 La Fortuna Orphanage – Week Two

National Geographic has named this Holiday Project as one of the 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich your Life. The organization is offering a special all-inclusive holiday trip price of $1,820 for each adult visitor. This 14 day/13 night trip is set for December 20 through January 2. Volunteers will help organize the activities and help us to procure materials and food for the events, while joining in on the fun with several included tours. This project creates a unique opportunity for local residents and tourists alike to take an active role in helping some of Costa Rica’s communities in need!


  • 14 days / 13 nights
  • All transportation
  • 2 nights of lodging in San Jose
  • 6 nights of lodging with a host family
  • 6 nights of lodging at a nice hotel by the orphanage
  • 25 meals
  • 8 Awesome Tours
  • 2 days of volunteering with kids in Hojancha
  • 5 days of volunteering with the kids in the orphanage
  • Reference letter / evidence of volunteer service hours
  • 24-hour in-country emergency services
  • Background check

COST: $1,820 USD*


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US Embassy Afghanistan/Team Crossfit

November 2013

The men and women of Team Crossfit Afghanistan were recently inspired by Blake's non-profit Cupcakes for Cancer, so much so, that  they held a charity work out to raise funds for The Band of Parents - a New Yotk based non-profit that funds pediatric cancer research for Neuroblastoma - a brain cancer that has only a 30% cure. In honor of 6 year old Conner, who lost his brave battle to Neuroblastoma this past spring, the men and women of Team Crossfit Afghanistan, gathered together for a Charity CUPCAKE  WOD work out - definitely no piece of CAKE!!

Charity CUPCAKE WOD for Neuroblastoma Cancer

400m X2 sand ball run (25lbs/14lbs)
48 burpee box jumps
48 back squats (135/105/75)
48 pullups
48 Kettle bells swings (70/53/35)
48 Butterfly Situps
48 Clean and Jerks (135/105/75)
48 wall ball jumps
400m X2 sand ball run (25lbs/14lbs)

100% of the donations will go directly for Neuroblastoma research

THANK-YOU for YOUR inspiration and ALL that you have done & continue to do for our country! God Bless Connor!

Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley 2013

March 3rd 2013

                     2nd Annual Cupcake Camp Conejo... A Delightful Day!

With the help of cupcake lovers from everywhere & over 70 bakers - who donated time and their sweet frosted cupcakes... Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley raised $25,000 in just 3 hours!! That makes Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley World champs in fundraising with silly cupcakes! THANK YOU also to Mr. Notter, owner of the Westlake Village Inn, for donating  an additional $5,000 to our wonderful cause! AND a HUGe applause to the community - we could NOT have done this with out your terrfic support!

**all proceeds to benefit Cancer Support Community Ventura/Santa Barbara/Westlake

"Sunday’s event was inspired by 18-year-old Blakely Colvin, of Solvang, the founder of Cupcakes for Cancer who went through chemotherapy from 7 to 10 years old. On Sunday, Blakely, now a student at college. fashioned a pink tutu with her two roommates.

“There is just something magical about rooms full of frosted cupcakes everywhere,” Colvin said. The concept for Cupcake Camp originated in San Francisco with Ariel Waldman. The first fundraiser was in 2009. In spring 2010, Colvin and her mother attended Cupcake Camp Seattle. “We did it just for fun because we were curious how it all worked,” she said. Experiencing the cupcake craze firsthand, they knew presenting Cupcakes for Cancer to the local community would be perfect."


Pink Sunday OYSA Softball League


Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2010 & 2011

07/24/2011 Cupcakes for Cancer  proudly presents ...
the 2nd annual Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2011!

when:  Sunday July 24    1-4 pm
where: Fess Parker Double Tree
why: Because who doesn't LOVE cupcakes?

You may or may not be familiar with this new CRAZY cupcake fad that is springing up all over the country...
designed like a Wine Tasting only with delicious Cupcakes!

The concept for Cupcake Camp originated in San Francisco and promotes a true spirit of community and sharing. Cupcake Camps now happen around the world and come in a wide variety of flavors and sizes.The most essential feature of a Cupcake Camp is that it brings together people to share their love of cupcakes! Cupcake Camps have been hosted in cities such as Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Paris, London and Montreal!

The 2nd Annual Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara is being presented by Cupcakes for Cancer, a non- profit created by 13 yr old Blakely Colvin. The event promises to be a delicious celebration of this small coveted treat-the CUPCAKE! Completely volunteer run and organized in an open and participatory manner, Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2011 will be raising funds again for The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.

CUPCAKE CAMP SANTA BARBARA is expecting 500 to 900 attendees: families, brides to be, wedding and party planners-both professional and amateur and of course ... cupcake LOVERS!
So here is your chance to show off your Cupcakes and/or your business!
  AND be a part of making a SWEET difference in a child's life with cancer!

There are many different ways to participate in CUPCAKE CAMP

  • bake cupcakes to donate for the tasting (see: bakers)
  • come to eat cupcakes and enjoy the cupcake activities (see: activities)
  • help raise money for a good cause - suggested donation: $10 
  • be a sponsor (see: sponsorship packages)

Event Activities include:
Cupcake tasting

  • Cupcake baking competition (Professionals/Amateurs/ Youth)
  • Cupcake eating contest
  • Old Fashioned Cake Auction
  • Betsy Johnston Party Dress Fashion Show
  • Enter our "Cute as a Cupcake" Fashion Runway Parade
  • Cupcake Craft Boutique
  • Whole Foods ice cold hormone free milk!
  • Coffee
  • Raffles
  • free parking!

No big hearted cupcake lover will be turned away. CUPCAKE CAMP SANTA BARBARA is all about sharing and celebrating cupcakes, community and creativity. Charity never tasted sweeter!
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