Monday, December 1, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Please share your 2014 photos!

Do you have any pictures to share with us? We would love to see them! Send us your photos to cupcakecampcharleston@gmail.com or share with us on Facebook. We are also on Instagram #cupcakecampcharleston

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SURVEY TIME! Please answer so we can improve for next time

Hello, attendees!
It's SURVEY TIME! Please answer our survey to cupcakecampcharleston@gmail.com so we can improve for the next time!

1. What did you enjoy most about Cupcake Camp Charleston?
2. What did you enjoy least?
3. What do you think should have been done?
4. How can we make it easier for next time?
5. Was there anything we forgot to do?
6. Would you consider coming to the next Cupcake Camp Charleston again? If no, why not?
8. Do you have any ideas/suggestions?

SAVE THE DATE, MARCH 14, 2015 CUPCAKE CAMP SUMMERVILLE (DORCHESTER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY)
SAVE THE DATE, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 CUPCAKE CAMP CHARLESTON (ALOFT HOTEL)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Meet Our Third Judge for Cupcake Camp Charleston, Tina Russo-Kinney



Born and raised in New England, Tina Russo-Kinney was two when she used to sit under the Willow tree in the backyard for hours, making mud pies and telling stories to the neighborhood dog, Pokey.

Fast forward to adulthood and Tina became a writer (a storyteller if you will) with a focus on writing about animals, and of course, a pastry chef.

Her passion for baking dates back several generation when her great-great grandparents boarded a ship from Sicily, Italy to America. Though the original bakery did not survive the Great Depression, Tina set out to rebuild the family dream. Though she loves making traditional Italian pastries, her true passion comes in the form of pies.

When Tina is not baking at Mudd Pie Girl Bakery, she is editing her first novel, The Princess of the Underground Railroad, set in Charleston during the Civil War. Some of her other writing has appeared in Just Labs Magazine, Carolina Bark, and My Petz Magazine. She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her father, inventor of the Hot Rod Helicopter, Bob Kinney, and her nephews.

Tina lives in Charleston with her 5 large rescue dogs, Baker, Diesel, (Mossy) Oak, Tremor, and Buddy; two rescue cats, Ray and Isis, Hulk the rescue iguana, and her fiancé, Sgt. Bill Coash of the USMC. They are expecting their first child in February 2015.


For more information, please visit muddpiegirlbakery.com.

Meet Another Judge for Cupcake Camp Charleston: Darius King of King's Cakes and Confections

I was born and raised in Charleston, SC and have 9 years experience in the baking world.  At 17, I started out as a cake decorator at a local grocery store and was so inspired by what could be done in the world of baking that I took it to the next level and decided to study it further as I entered into college.
In 2012, I graduated from the Culinary Institute of Charleston with an Advanced Certificate in baking and pastry and an Associate's Degree in Applied Science: Baking and Pastry. Currently, I work as a pastry cook at Magnolia's restaurant on Eastbay Street in downtown Charleston and as a baker for Miltary Deli/Bakery Services on the Charleston Air Force Base. I also run my own start up business known as King’s Cakes and Confections in my spare time.


In my off time, I am just a regular guy. I'm family oriented and would move mountains for my friends. That’s me in a nutshell.

For more information, visit King's Cakes and Confections