A Look at the Branding for Cupcakes4Charity

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The inspiration for my event benefiting the children’s hospital, Cupcakes4Charity, was based on the previous year’s branding by Donny Carpio. Because the sale was being held in Autumn this past year, I updated the colors to match more of a harvest feel but I wanted to make sure the colors were still fun and vibrant and in line with cupcakes and especially kids! I added a polka dot pattern and created a seal, which is reminiscent of a cupcake wrapper. I enjoyed making the advertisement materials and event decor. It was a fun break from doing interaction design and client work.

Rockstar Birthday Cupcake Picks

I love making my own cupcake toppers for special events and parties. Since this little girl loves guitars and singing in her own pretend rock band, I personalized the toppers with pink and black guitars, microphones, and stars. I used pink-colored toothpicks and taped one design to the toothpick and then took the reversed design and glued it to the other piece. I also used giftwrap tissue paper to make fringe. Always save yor tissue paper! They can be used in so many projects. To glam up the cupcakes, I used silver liners and put silver crystal sprinkles along the edge of the cupcake. Pearlized silver jimmies also work great.

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2012 Autumn Bake Sale for Charity

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein

This is the second bake sale I’ve hosted to raise funds for charity. They are such a huge success that I’ve decided to make this an annual event! We raised about $400 for Rady’s Children’s Hospital this year I want to say thank you to everyone who helped with selling and baking! Special thanks to Mark, Rey, Donny, Shellie, Nicole, Anthony, Gabe, Margie, Lisa, and Mercedes.

Event Photos:

Bake Sale Table

Bake Sale Table

Carrot Cake by Mark Matuszewski and Red Velvet by Nicole Trama

Carrot Cake by Mark Matuszewski and Red Velvet by Nicole Trama

Chocolate Mint by Shellie Schmadeke and Chocolate Strawberry by Dawn

Chocolate Mint by Shellie Schmadeke and Chocolate Strawberry by Dawn

Seashell cupcakes by Dawn

Seashell cupcakes by Dawn

Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes by Shellie Schmadeke

Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes by Shellie Schmadeke

Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes/Quilted fondant with fondant flowers and edible sugar pearls by Dawn

Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes/Quilted fondant with fondant flowers and edible sugar pearls by Dawn

Graphic Design:

Bake Sale Banner by Dawn

Bake Sale Banner by Dawn

Poster Design by Donny Carpio

Poster Design by Donny Carpio

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3-sided Table Tent by Donny/Dawn

Pooh Bear and Friends Cupcakes

My niece loves Pooh Bear so for her birthday, I decided to design some cupcake toppers. I recreated the characters in Illustrator, printed the designs, and glued them back to back with a toothpick in between. Then, we made cupcakes and decorated them with the toppers. I think they turned out adorable and she was extremely happy.

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