Cupcake Club Raises Money For Harbour View Elementary
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Calling themselves The Cupcake Club, three 3rd grade girls raised $530 selling cupcakes at the Harbour View Elementary School Picnic held June 4, 2014. Inspired by Sheryl and Carrie Berks' series of cupcake books (the first one titled The Cupcake Club), Katie, Holly, and Abbie created a club of their own. The early stages of planning took place during recess on the school playground in Huntington Beach, California. Then, unbeknownst to her mom, Katie distributed flyers with scheduled meeting dates to be held at her house. When Annette called Stacy to chat about Katie's flyer, the moms shared a good laugh. Impressed with the girls' desire to donate all proceeds to the school, the parents gave the green light on The Cupcake Club.
The girls held bi-weekly meetings. Cupcake taste tests were conducted. (The school requires food to be commercially prepared, so home baking was out.) Product evaluation was weighed based on taste and price. Theme colors of pink and black were carefully selected. A logo was created. The talk was of advertising and marketing: Holly created a flyer that was emailed to over 700 families. The girls were serious and highly organized. Ultimately, they decided on cupcakes from Bubba Sweets in Huntington Beach. Not only did the girls prefer the taste of Bubba Sweets' cupcakes to several other cupcake stores in Southern California, they were delighted knowing their large order would support a small neighborhood store. (It was also nice to learn two of the store's employees were Harbour View alumni.) The Cupcake Club was a huge success with support from friends and family; even brothers and sisters offered help: Isabelle (kindergarten) delivered cupcakes to customers on picnic blankets, and Roman (5th grade) worked as the cashier when it was busy. Their inventory sold out within the first hour; the girls raised $530. Katie, Holly, and Abbie proudly donated the money to Harbour View Elementary as a gift from The Cupcake Club.