Capital Cupcake Camp

On Sunday afternoon, March 29, I will be one of two chefs from The Magic Fridge who will participate in Capital Cupcake Camp, a charity event supporting Women Alive/Femme Active, a program of the City of Ottawa.

Attendees, known as “tasters”, will pay $5 for access to the Jack Purcell Community Center on Elgin Street, and can taste one or several of over 1000 cupcakes (and counting) made by Ottawa’s best professional and amateur bakers.

Leila Richard is a part-time chef with The Magic Fridge and a student in the Baking and Pastry Arts at Algonquin College. She will be making Chocolate Cupcakes filled with Mint-Chocolate Ganache, frosted with Mint Buttercream.

Julie Broczkowski, owner of The Magic Fridge, will stray off the beaten cupcake path with her entry of Swedish Meatloaf Mini-Cupcakes with Lingonberry filling, topped with Dill Mashed Potatoes.

About the Cause:

The Woman Alive Program provides affordable physical activity programs to women on limited income in order to increase their capacity to care for their own health.

Woman Alive/Femme Active offers fitness classes for a low cost of one dollar and lends a hand with many of the peripheral aspects that would normally add up in cost, including transportation to classes, fitness gear and childcare. The program also equips women with a wealth of valuable health information, helping them generate the capacity to care for their own health at home.

Developed in 1999, the Woman Alive/Femme active program was initially launched at the Kanata Leisure Centre, with a mission to create a physically active environment where no woman is judged on what she can do or what she wears. The program is a result of a collaborative effort between the City of Ottawa’s Public Health and Parks and Recreation Services, Partners in Healthy Living and the commitment of community agencies. Its success has led to Jack Purcell Community Centre, Plant Recreation Centre and Foster Farm Community Centre adopting the program.”

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