NIC Athletics presents ‘Biggest' cupcake decorating event

These aren’t your mom’s cupcakes.

North Idaho College is riding the national cupcake wave with help from Charm City Cupcakes – a Baltimore-based gourmet cupcake company, which has agreed to host America’s Biggest Cupcake Decorating Event (ABCDE) as a fundraiser for the Athletics Department Saturday, May 26 at the Coeur d’Alene Inn.

“Their entertaining cupcake workshops have attracted large audiences around the eastern region and it’s their first time bringing their show out West,” said Al Williams, NIC Athletics director. “It’s a lot of fun, you learn some skills, and the cupcakes you take home are delicious.”

Charm City Cupcakes will have their renowned gourmet pastry chefs teach three different workshops throughout the day May 26. Students will learn how to color frostings as well as proper piping, filling techniques and more.

Charm City Cupcake Owner Sandra Long said this is not only the company’s first foray out West, but also their first fundraiser.

“We’ve known Al Williams for quite a while and that gave us this opportunity to combine athletics fundraising with the cupcake craze,” Long said. “The decorating classes are very successful. People love them. These workshops are a chance for families, friends and the community to have fun while supporting NIC athletics.”

Reserve you spot now. Space will be limited. A registration form can be found at Contact the Athletics Department at (208) 769-3348 for more details or  

Workshops include:

· Cupcake Decorating 101 workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including a decorating kit for $45 (a $90 total value).

· Mommy, Daddy, and Me cupcake-decorating workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m., including a decorating kit for $60 (a $120 total value). Bring a child age 6 to 12.

· Girls’ Night Out Cupcake Decorating 101 workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m., including a decorating kit for $50 (a $100 total value). This workshop includes a pre-event wine tasting session sponsored by Odom Northwest Beverages.

For More Information
NIC Athletics Director Al Williams, (208) 665-5458 or

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012

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