I was walking just outside my place in the morning, on the way to work.. and who should walk past me but John
Anyway, Monday was RSPCA Cupcake Day! It’s a charity event where all proceeds go to the RSPCA, which is actually Australia’s oldest Animal Welfare Charity (over 125 yrs!). Did you know that it costs over $80M/yr to maintain the RSPCA, and less than 2% of this is from the Australian government? For shame!! Which is why events such as these are so needed by the RSPCA, and so worthwhile.
So all Sunday afternoon, Chris and I baked and baked and baked… until I was totally frazzled and sick of cupcakes, haha. Also ate loads of ’em.. I mean, who can resist freshly-baked yummy cupcakes, hot out of the oven?! We made chocolate fudge cupcakes and my signature maple syrup cupcakes 🙂 All up, there were >100 cupcakes so the whole kitchen was just filled with the aroma of baked goodies… ahhhhhhh…….
Packing them all up was a major hassle, and something that I hadn’t quite planned out prior – d’oh! In the end, I only managed to get around 60 cupcakes packed into 3 tins, and had to lug ’em all into work the next morning.
Happily – the cupcakes sold like hot cakes 😛 In fact, there were TOO FEW!! So I got reprimanded by the many that missed out 😛 I charged $2 a cupcake and managed to wrangle/wheedle/plead/guilt/force people to donating more… so ended up making $170 in cupcake sales. Very pleased!! I know it’s NOTHING, a drop in the ocean when you compare it to the $80M they really need for the year.. but I figure every (teeny tiny) little bit must count, right?!
I’m definitely doing it again next year 🙂
Me – the RSPCA Cupcake Cook!
Chocolate fudge cupcakes, all ready to go into the oven
Mixing up the Maple syrup cupcakes batter
Rising in the oven
Maple syrup cupcakes – these smell heavenly coming out of the oven!
I made 100 cupcakes, 50 of which were packed into
these tins – my pride and joy ‘cos they’re just too cute!!
Money money money!