Announcing National Cupcake Day 2016: Raising money for SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada

NCD_email footer_2016On Monday February 29th, Canadians are invited to have their cupcakes and eat them too – all in support of animals in need.

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Note Cleo is not an “animal in need” anymore but she was adopted from the Toronto Humane Society when she was 4 months old.

Join me in celebrating the fourth annual National Cupcake Day which benefits Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCAs) and Humane Societies across Canada. Originally launched by the RSPCA in New South Wales, Australia, National Cupcake Day began in Canada in 2013, and the initiative has grown across the country year after year.

National Cupcake Day is a collaborative fundraising effort supporting animal welfare societies across Canada. Showing your support has never been easier (or tastier)! Get involved by signing up online now at: National Cupcake Day plan a cupcake party at work, home or school; get creative in the kitchen; and share, eat and enjoy your baked goods while collecting donations. All proceeds will support furry friends, big and small, who have been abused, abandoned or are in need of help.

Everyone is encouraged to become a National Cupcake Day Host and join animal-lovers like me who understand the importance of pets in our lives.

How to get involved in National Cupcake Day 2016

1.    Register your for free at:
2.    You will receive a free Cupcake Host Welcome Package in the mail, with a whole bunch of resources and recipes to get you started.
3.    Personalize your National Cupcake Day Online Bakery page and send it out to everyone you know.
4.    Encourage your friends and family to support you by donating online.
5.    Plan a National Cupcake Day Party for home, work, school or wherever you think people would love to eat your cupcakes.
6.    Bake, decorate, eat and share delicious cupcakes to raise funds for Canada’s SPCAs and Humane Societies.
7.    Collect and forward funds to SPCAs and Humane Societies in your community (visit for a list of who’s participating).

National Cupcake Day will help shelters across Canada give a surrendered animal a new forever home; rescue a neglected or abused animal and give it a second chance at a new life; and provide emergency surgery to injured animals.

About SPCAs and Humane Societies
More than 100 SPCA and Humane Societies across Canada are participating in this year’s National Cupcake Day. These societies are dedicated to a variety of life saving work that may include: enforcing animal welfare legislation; rehabilitation and adoption for lost, abused and abandoned animals; advocacy for companion, wild and farm animals; and humane education.

Support me in helping animals in need

Just like last year, in 2014 and in 2013, I’ll be participating virtually in National Cupcake day by baking cupcakes, posting the recipe here o February 29th and sharing those cupcakes with my colleagues in return for donations.  Of course, if you like the look of the recipe here that day, you’re encouraged to donate too.

If you’d like to visit my “online bakery”, we’re open for business already! Just head to my personal page on the National Cupcake Day website, where you will be able to donate to the cause.

Save a puppy, kitten or pony and make everyone’s day a little brighter with a scrumptious treat. What could be sweeter?

Prairie Girl Cookbook

This year Jean Blacklock, famed “cupcakepreneur” and owner of Prairie Girl Bakery in Toronto, has shared a recipe from her new cookbook, The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook , to help support the day. She wants to inspire Ontarians to get baking with her delicious Piña Colada Cupcake recipe.

“I always aim to bring joy from the sweet treats I bake. It’s what makes cupcakes so special. That sentiment is also at the heart of every SPCA and Humane Society across Canada. I’m thrilled to be able to share this recipe to support National Cupcake Day™ and help rescue animals across the country find their forever homes,” said Jean.



Win a copy of The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook!

I’m thrilled to be able to offer a little cupcake inspiration myself, thanks to my friends at Appetite by Random Housea giveaway of The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook for my Canadian readers! Hop on over to read my mini-review and enter to win your copy today!


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