My name is Kelsey Thorn and, in just a few short weeks, I’ll be spearheading Her Campus Skidmore’s Tie-Dye-Cupcake Bake-Off Sale in honor of She’s the First, with my baking partner in crime, Audrey Nelson. I was first introduced to the cupcake campaign when Her Campus & She’s the First partnered this past summer. Shortly after, I was encouraged to submit a handful of designs to the Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off T-shirt design contest that ran on HerCampus.com. Amazingly, two of my designs won and these simple designs now have a chance to make a huge difference!
Bringing the She’s the First cause to Saratoga Springs for the first time, we have high hopes to make a big difference. Representing Her Campus and She’s the First simultaneously, we’ll host a pre-sale at the end of October to raise awareness about the cupcake cause and excite the Saratoga community to help sponsor girls’ education in Ethiopia. The pre-sale won’t offer the infamously special tie-dye cupcakes because we’re saving those for the main event… but we’ll offer a lot of other homemade deliciousness alongside information and facts about the She’s the First mission. We also hope—fingers crossed—to obtain pre-orders for Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake Off tees (they’ll soon be sold on HerCampus.com for $15 each) during our pre-sale. Then we’ll order then and have them waiting to be picked up during our big tie-dye cupcake sale in early November. We hope the opportunity to pre-order tees will motivate people in our community to kick off the fundraising fun with the well-worth-it $15 purchase.
Among the many things we’ve done and are doing in preparation for the sale is the creation of thank you cupcake ‘receipts.’ With every cupcake sold, the little ‘receipts’ will be a token reminder to the purchaser that their cupcake makes a difference and that, with their purchase, they’ve helped to sponsor girls’ education. I designed these receipts with the intention of really getting the message across that one cupcake makes a difference and, together, we do change the world one cupcake at a time!
Needless to say, we are SO excited and I’m anxious to see what other ideas we ‘bake’ up with before the big day(s)! United through this cause, I wish the best of luck to all you bakers! I’m ready to prove that it’s more than a cupcake…are you?