Readers, this is one you might want to jump on: unlimited cupcakes. For free. Why not go register right now and then come back and read the rest of this post? As of this writing, there were only a few spots left.
Yes, Baltimore’s first Cupcake Camp is slated for this week, and it promises to be the ideal environment for anyone who has ever felt embarrassed or ashamed for how much they love confectionary. It is, as organizers describe it, “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment.” In other words, it’s something of a cupcake potluck — everyone brings a dozen or so, and everyone samples. (What if your oven is broken/your dog ate your recipe book/you prefer eating cupcakes to baking them? Attend anyway! “While bringing cupcakes is encouraged, we need 11 people to eat a cupcake for every dozen,” organizers encourage.)
Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated, best tasting, best use of seasonal ingredients, best vegan and/or gluten free, and “most original.” It all goes down at the Blue Hill Tavern in Highlandtown this Saturday. Perhaps we’ll see you there? We’ll be the one with crumbs all over our shirt.