So after slaying at the Brunch and Slay event, I hightailed it across town for another great event! A blogger friend of mine wears many hats. Karissa works full time, manages to run a pretty awesome travel blog and still finds time to have a non-profit Whys Girls! Last Saturday I attended the Whys Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser, an event that showcased 12 cupcake bakers plus went to a good cause!
More about Whys Girls
Whys Girls aims to equip local Houston girls with knowledge and wisdom so that they may succeed beyond the classroom. How do you do that you ask? Through a series of events that prepares the participants from the world beyond high school and college! Here are a few of the highlights for 2017. Why Girls hosted a vision board party, a teen centered time management workshop, a money management seminar, a screening of Hidden Figures coupled with a panel of female leaders in the tech field. Those are just the events that happened earlier this year! For the rest of 2017, organizers are planning a conference, college tours and community service project.
I read those programs and thought to myself two things. Number one, I am well into my thirties and could use some of those programs for myself! So I imagine this is super valuable to learn at a young age. The second is this, Why Girls is doing the work that so many of us talk about! Mentoring, teaching and preparing young girls to win at life! For that reason, they deserve our support! You can support through their website and of course keep your eye out for future fundraisers.
For the cupcake part, I shall keep this post pretty simple. All of the bakers were gracious enough to donate their cupcakes for the cause and one lucky winner walked home with a $100 prize. For us attendees, we were treated to TWELVE cupcakes and selected our favorites. I jumped right in because you know it was a good cause and all, LOL!
When I tell you that everyone had a great cupcake, I am not exaggerating. I had a hard time picking a winner! In the end, I went for the strawberry cheesecake cupcake from My Dainty Cakes. It was the last cake I tried and was SO good. I included everyone’s Instagram names on their pictures so be sure to show them some love!
If you made it down here, thanks for scrolling all the way through! I wanted to make sure I showed some love to all of the bakers who were present! They supported a great cause and deserve some love. Plus, these cupcakes were ALL good!
It always feels great to support worthy causes via food! I had a great time at the Why Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser! I hope it becomes an annual event, so I can support next year!