The second Cupcake Camp Bournemouth, a charity baking event, will see Esther Rantzen attend as one of its celebrity judges.

The event, taking place on 17 March at the Pavilion, will raise money for the NSPCC this year and, to celebrate 25 years of ChildLine, a service provided by NSPCC, its founder Esther Rantzen is lending her support to the event.

Margaret Hitchman of Cake Heaven, and the organiser of Cupcake Camp Bournemouth said last year was so successful that this year a committee – made up of Melanie Kiani of Simply Events and leisure and cultural trust BH Live, which operates the Bournemouth Pavilion – has been formed to run the event.

Said Hitchman: “Cupcake Camp is a gathering together of bakers and cupcake lovers to celebrate the deliciousness of the cupcake and, in the process, raise money for charity. Last year we asked bakers from the south to donate their cupcakes to the Cupcake Camp.

“Each cupcake cost only £1 and we raised almost £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This year we are pleased to announce that we are supporting the NSPCC and are hoping to have 4,000 cupcakes donated to feed the crowds.”

There will also be cupcake competitions, live music, entertainment, cake decorating, artists, stallholders and shopping, crafts and children’s activities and a raffle.

If you want to get involved contact Hitchman by emailing or via the Facebook page on You can also donate cupcakes or raffle prizes via