Friday, February 20, 2015

Cassie Cupcakes

Remember when we were kids? When we were Brownies and Girl Guides? Every year we had to sell those cookies. Don't get me wrong. They were delicious cookies, but I was shy and selling stuff was really, really hard for me. Still is. So, what did I do, you ask? Well, I 'sold' them all to my parents. My dad had a terrible sweet tooth, so it wasn't as bad as it sounds. He bought a couple of boxes of cookies. My duty was done. All's well that ends well. In fact, as in most good causes, you only really need EVERYONE to do a LITTLE bit. For example, if everyone in Canada donated a dollar to any good cause, it would add up to a big amount, and the world could change in a good way.

Next Monday, February 23, 2015, is National Cupcake Day. On that day, humane societies all over Canada are fundraising with cupcakes. You can visit their website if you'd like to host your own cupcake party.

I thought I'd do things a little differently. Quelle surprise! Since I don't know a lot of people who'd buy my cupcakes (which IS kinda surprising, because I'm a darned good cook!) I decided to revert to my usual childhood MO. I've baked a dozen chocolate cupcakes, and I'm selling them to Mr. Coco. Yup. That's right. You want a cupcake, buster? Where's yer toonie? ($2 per cupcake is the suggested donation, according to the Gananoque Humane Society.) We've decided to support the Gananoque Humane Society and the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project in equal measure.

But isn't there some way that we could all just toss a toonie in the hat? A toonie! It's nothin'. Not even the cost of a Starbucks coffee. So, I had another idea...

I've been seeing those really cute cupcake wrappers around the internet lately. They jazz up even the simplest cupcake. I thought Cassie cupcake wrappers would be fabulous. So, I made some. And here's the thing: If you'd like to make your own Cassie Cupcakes and help a great cause, you don't have to spend much. Just a toonie will make a difference. You'll find the Cassie Cupcake Wrapper template on Craftsy.  Print the .PDF on your home printer on heavy-weight card, and cut on the lines. Just like in kindergarten. Simple. All the proceeds will go to the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project. How else can you feel so good about yourself for only 2 bucks?

The world will be a better place. I promise.


  1. Well, don't those beat all. You really take the (cup)cake on this one, Cheryl. Cute, clever, creative,... and Cassie! Good luck in your fundraising; the kitties are so blessed to have you working on their behalf.

  2. I think it's funny (in a wonderful way) that you are making your husband pay for his cupcakes. Great way to help out the Humane Society in your area. I just love what you have created to help raise funds for your Feral Cat Project. Cassie is a star!!! I have tweeted the link to your Craftsy Page and I hope you get tons of downloads on these adorable cupcake wrappers.


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