Friday, February 5, 2010

Last Friday of the Month is My New Favorite

So, Mr.Cupcake and I have been chatting about charity donations ever since our Haiti Relief event a few weeks back. We were so overwhelmed with the outpouring of support that we have decided every last Friday of each month, all of our walk-in sales will be donated to a charity. The best part is that our customers will get to decide which charity receives the money each month. I truly feel that it should be your choice considering that it is your money that we are donating. So, we are asking that everyone email (, Facebook or Tweet your charity suggestions to us by the 20th of each month. We would like to focus on local charities, but are very open to national as well. We will randomly choose a customer to blindly pick from the top two charities suggested the last week of each month and then send out an update to everyone to let you know which charity has been chosen. That way, no favorites are played. We hope that everyone gets involved because we are crazy excited about it! Hope to hear from you all very soon.

Peace & Love,

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Power of Love

The kitchen looked like a war zone. I was completely covered in every known form of made from scratch cake mix. We ran out of butter, eggs and at 1:00 we were completely sold out, so I started all over again. Dearest friends and husbands were icing cupcakes and putting boxes together. I don't remember breathing, drinking or eating, but I do remember laughing and immense gratitude. Today, Friday the 15th of January, all of our walk-in cupcake sales went to the Red Cross to benefit Haiti. Because of you, Lexington, and our amazing cupcake patrons, we were able to raise $531.00 dollars based on $2.00 a piece cupcakes. My heart swells to the point of breaking. We posted our intentions late last night on Facebook, Twitter and our BabyCakes Cupcakes webpage and you all answered the call. It is now midnight and the peace that I feel is not describable. Some people say that our way of life is corrupt or that people have lost focus of the true meaning of life. I say that humanity is shining at its best right now. We just need to be given the chance to show it from time to time. Thank you sweet people. Thank you for my exhaustion, thank you for your smiling faces today, thank you for your generosity, thank you for your unconditional love and thank you for supporting people who have no means to support themselves. I have cried tears of joy today and I am proud to have met each of you. My life was so enriched from opening our cupcake shoppe, but today the support overwhelms me. We donate this money in each of your names. It wasn't us that made this day perfect. It was each of you that took time out of your day to buy a cupcake. Me saying thank you does not cover this, so I will say blessings to each of you and your families. As always, Keith and I send our love out to you along with peace.

You all made this day absolutely perfect.
Tricia & Keith Clemons