‘CupcakeCampDC’ Coming to Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com August 22, 2012 at 11:10 am 4,091 36 Comments

Are you a cupcake fanatic? When you go to sleep at night, do you count cupcakes instead of sheep? Do you watch television shows about cupcakes? To you, is a cupcake and coffee a perfectly acceptable breakfast?

If you said yes to any of those questions, you’re probably going to like an event that’s coming to Rosslyn next month.

The third annual “CupcakeCampDC” will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Continental Pool Lounge (1911 N. Fort Myer Drive). The event is described as “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment.” Bringing your own fresh-baked cupcakes to the event is optional but encouraged; eating a bunch of cupcakes is expected.

The event will benefit the DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of either $5 or $10, depending on whether you want “VIP” access. Organizers say last year’s event, held at Local 16 in D.C., sold out.

In addition to the consumption of cupcakes and networking with fellow cupcake fans, CupcakeCampDC will feature free gaming at the Continental’s skeeball, shuffleboard, darts, basketball, pool, Wii, and board game stations. There will also be a cupcake competition.

“Bakers will be split between professionals and amateurs giving everyone a chance with fair play,” organizers said. “Local judges include foodies we love — Nikki Rappaport of Cupcakes for Breakfast, The Cupcake Crusaders, and many more”

Tickets for CupcakeCampDC are available online.

Flickr photo by YidaL

  • novasteve

    I’m glad it helps a charity, but will this stupid cupcake fad end already?

    • YTK

      Yes, it should be a gathering for SMORES Soup with Sardine and Peanut Butter Sandwiches

      • B22201

        That would indicate pregnacy. . . you should check.

        • YTK

          Not Fizzikallee possible.

    • Mr. Jones

      ” I’m glad it helps a charity, but will this stupid cupcake fad end already? ”

      Better than the bank robbery fad………

  • Captain_Obvious

    Yea, this is getting out of control. It’s just a cupcake.

    • Frank Zappa

      Some people… some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of gods grey Earth as that prince of foods… the muffin!

      • Movin’ To Montana Soon

        I have a muffin top.

        • Captain_Obvious

          Top O’ the Muffin To You !!!

        • Mennil’ Toss Flycoon


          • WeiQiang

            Is that a Mexican poncho?

  • WeiQiang

    “… born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment …”

    CupCake Pride Festival?

  • Dawn Davenport

    This will be heifer central that day.

    • HighViewPunk

      In cases of Legitemate Cupcake Eating, peoples’ bodies get rid of any excess weight associated with cupcakes.

      • YTK

        I bet you were just AKIN to say that!!!

        • Mr. Jones

          very punny…………..

  • nom de guerre

    I hear Tri360 will be hosting a VIP tent there to promote their “tri cupcakes” infused with enery gel.

  • omg stop it plz this area is nuts w/ this nonsense

    • WeiQiang

      If we can have a testical festival, we can have CupcakeCamp.

      • Ballston Resident

        If there were testicle shops on every block your comment might make sense.

        Choc-full-of-nuts, perhaps?

        • WeiQiang

          Have you BEEN to Clarendon? There are several testicle shops on every block.

          … but I get your point … and ‘choc’ made me laugh.

      • YTK

        I believe Out West somewhere there is a Mountain Oyster festival. You might want to Google it. Maybe they will have cupcakes there too — and perhaps a free trolley to get you there and back

  • novasteve

    Maybe Arlington can hold a Froyo Festival? Why do we get bull testes festivals but not Froyo festivals?

    • Confused

      bull testes don’t melt

      I think

      • jackson

        Not in your hands…

  • SomeGuy

    I think it would be cool if someone opened a store devoted to selling cupcakes.

    • Froyolover

      I want one where you pick your base cake, then pick from a choice of frostings, and then for extra $$ you can nuts, a cherry, or whatever.

      • Beavis

        You said ‘nuts’.

      • SomeGuy

        Love the idea! They could come up with enough base/frosting/topping options to make 360 different combinations to try. And they could call their shop “Try360.”

        Is that name taken?

    • B22201

      If they do, then there would at least be some sort of control over cleanliness. This whole bring in your own cupcake thing seems a bit unsanitary. What’s to say that some of these cupcake makers aren’t also cooking up meth in their kitchens? At least if someone ever goes through with opening up a cupcake store (just the thought of it makes me laugh. . .like some jackass is going to stand in line and pay money for cupcakes), the health department might at least ensure it’s clean.

      • YTK

        Hopefully Alice B Toklas did not bake any of these cuppiecakes either

  • Welcome to Arlington.

  • Unfitgurl

    Clearly these negative commenters aren’t active cupcake eaters, because if you were, you’d know how big cupcakes are in this area. DC Cuppers club is just one of many groups for this manna from heaven and has more than 1,000 members. An event like this is exactly what cupcake-letes need. CupcakeCampDC is more than moist cake and a scrumptious frosting and the cupcake stores are limited in their stock.

  • Thanks for the feature Arlnow! I liked cupcakes before they were “cool” and I’ll like them after. This is our 3rd year doing the DC version of this world-wide event.

  • nom de guerre

    When I told a co-worker about the “CupCakeCampDC” she assumed that this event was like a Boot Camp that was geared toward cup cake fanatics who were addicted to this recent fad food concept and was designed to assist them with weight loss.

    • novasteve

      What are the Sam’s food truck cupcakes like?


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