Do you love cupcakes? Does your pooch love pupcakes? Then get baking because February 24 is National Cupcake Day.
The SPCA and Humane Societies across Canada cooked up an ingenious plan to raise funds for the protection, care and advocacy for critters in need. During Canada’s first-ever National Cupcake Day, the BC SPCA is encouraging folks to raise funds to support dogs, cats, guinea pigs, horses and all other animals in need by hosting an old-fashioned cupcake bake sale.
If you’re not a great baker or just don’t have time to whip up some iced, cakey goodness not to worry. You can support the SPCA by buying cupcakes or cupcakes from a number of different Vancouver shops and restaurants to show your love.
Below you’ll find a few local spots where you can grab a delicious cupcake and donate to a worthwhile cause.
On February 24, Virgin Radio 95.3 will host a cupcake sale at the Safeway at King Edward and Oak from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Team Nat and Team Drew will compete in the Virgin Radio BC SPCA Cupcake Day fundraising showdown. Bring pockets of loose change and cash – you may want more than one after your first bite.
The Glowbal Collection of restaurants (Black + Blue, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Glowbal Grill, etc) are selling cupcake desserts on their Valentine’s Day menus from February 11-16.
Lovers of sweet and citrusy flavours can grab a special cupcake at Bel Cafe between February 15-24. The Bel Cafe cupcakes feature a delicate vanilla chiffon, citrus creme, buttercream and punchy, edible yellow decor for $4.50 with proceeds heading to the BCSPCA.
Fresh St. Farms and Fresh St. Market are donating 50 cents from every cupcake sold from February 21-24 or $1.50 from each half dozen.
Gluten-free folks can also participate in National Cupcake Day. Lemonade Bakery are donating a dollar from each cupcake purchased from February 21-23.
Got a friend with a pooch but not a sweet tooth? Buy them a nail trip from Cambie Street’s The Pet Shop Boys. All proceeds from nail trims are donated to the BC SPCA during the entire month of February. Pupcakes can also be pre-ordered from The Pet Shop Boys and ready for pick up February 24.
In Vancouver and Port Moody, 3 Dog Bakery is donating all proceeds to from the sale of large pupcakes until February 24th.
Happy baking and cupcaking!