“This inaugural cupcake cruise will have all the fun of a regular cruise made sweet with cupcakes”-Nichelle Stephens
"I'm looking forward to meeting our readers and getting unique hands-on lessons from the cupcake masters” -- Rachel Kramer Bussel
On August 19th, 2012, cupcake lovers from all over the nation will board the Celebrity Cruise Summit from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey, headed for Bermuda. The days spent at sea will be filled with fun activities including, but not limited to:
Cupcake and Champagne Cocktail Party, mingling with fellow cupcake enthusiasts (formal reception, included in the cruise package)
Baking basics class
Hands-on cupcake decorating class
Cupcake business seminar with renowned cupcake bakery owners and authors
Private cupcake beach party in Bermuda
Pantry tour with ship’s pastry chef
And plenty more private group activities to be announced
Families are welcome to participate together in plenty of family-friendly cupcake activities within the “Cupcake Lovers” package. Alternatively, childcare is also available on the ship.
In addition to these cupcake-centric activities, guests will have access to all of the Celebrity Summit’s amenities, including brand new upgraded restaurants, gym, yoga classes, swimming pool, spa and more.
Featured presenters and guest hosts include:
* “Cupcakes Take the Cake” editors Nichelle Stephens & Rachel Kramer Bussel
* Workshops by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson, New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! & What’s New, Cupcake?
* Baked bakery owners Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors of the cookbooks Baked and Baked Explorations
* Brooklyn's own Allison and Matt Robicelli of Robicelli’s
Industry professionals or aspiring bakers can gain direct hands-on experience and advice from the instructors who will lead the classes, sharing their expertise and experience in the field. Topics will cover branding, marketing and protecting the product.
Cupcakes Take the Cake is pulling out all the stops to give cupcake lovers from all walks of life an opportunity to express their passion and unite with other like-minded individuals. For a unique experience in breathtakingly beautiful Bermuda with some of the foremost baking experts and luxurious amenities, interested individuals are invited to contact Hartford Holidays Travel for reservations and more information at at 800-828-4813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.cupcakecruise.com.
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Founded in December 2004, Cupcakes Take The Cake is the most popular blog about cupcakes on the web. Co-founders Rachel Kramer Bussel and Nichelle Stephens created the blog out of love of cupcake bakeries in New York City and have expanded the blog to include both national and international bakeries as well as featuring scratch cupcake bakers from all over the world. These two, along with contributing editor and photographer Stacie Joy, and their "cupcake correspondents"
Over the past seven years, Cupcakes Take The Cake has developed a passionate community of cupcake enthusiasts and their online presence is displayed via high engagement via Facebook, Flickr, Meetup, Pinterest and Twitter.
Currently Cupcakes Take The Cake has over 25,000 Twitter followers and over 14,000 Facebook Likes. In addition Cupcakes Take The Cake has consistent traffic to the blog averaging 450K page views per month.