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National Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day is a nation-wide fundraiser supporting participating humane societies and animal rescue groups across Canada. Animal lovers come together to raise money and spread awareness to help animals in need. National Cupcake Day takes the cake as the sweetest way to help our four-legged friends. 


This year, the day falls on Monday, February 28th, 2022!  


As you might have guessed, we won’t be seeing you or your beautiful cupcakes in person, but there are tons of different, sweet ways we can come together. 

Support Local Bakeries

If you can’t bake them, you might as well join them. Check out this list of local bakeries that are supporting National Cupcake Day.

Cinnaholics High Park

Cinnaholics High Park serves “create your own” cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats. All of their products are fresh baked and 100% vegan as well as dairy-free,  lactose-free, and egg-free. 


From Monday, February 28 – Thursday, March 3, 2022, purchase the Waggle Roll (Cream cheese frosting, a scoop of cookie dough and an Oreo Cookie) or a 4-pack of Baby Buns and all proceeds will go towards Toronto Humane Society’s National Cupcake Day goal! 

Hype Food Co.

Hype Food Co. is an allergy-aware casual restaurant and bakery that is also nut-free. Our kitchen is free from gluten and priority allergens (peanuts, tree-nuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, sesame, fish, crustaceans and molluscs).      


From Friday, February 21 – Tuesday, March 1, 2022, purchase cupcakes from the designated page (they are vegan!) and Toronto Humane Society will receive 50% of the sales! 

Tori’s Bakeshop

Tori’s Bakeshop opened in March 2012 as Toronto’s first plant-based cafe, baking fresh daily goodies with natural, organic, seasonal ingredients, sourced as locally as possible.     


On Monday, February 28, purchase the chocolate buttercream-frosted vanilla cupcakes with a stovetop fudge heart center and a shortbread cat OR dog on top and all proceeds will go towards Toronto Humane Society’s National Cupcake Day goal! 

Dough Bakeshop

Dough Bakeshop is a family business established in 2009. Small batch artisan bread, pastry, croissant, custom cakes, pies, cookies available fresh daily; all made from scratch, on site. Homemade soup, take-home meals, and a small selection of gourmet grocery items too!     


On Sunday, February 27, 15% from all purchases (not just cupcakes!) will go towards Toronto Humane Society’s National Cupcake Day goal.

Online Baking Class

Mardi Michels has joined Toronto Humane Society’s National Cupcake Day team and is hosting an online baking class on February 28th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm! Mardi will be demonstrating how to make “financiers” a special kind of French cupcake-like teatime treat.  


Donate to Mardi’s page and register for the class to join!  


Donate here and register here.


Sign Up, Bake Your Butt off, and Win Prizes

You can sign up as an individual, a team, or join our team! Bake cupcakes for those you live with, your co-workers, or your neighbours, and help make this day a bit sweeter for everyone. When you sign up, don’t forget to choose Toronto Humane Society as your charity and share your fundraising page with your family and friends! 


Send a virtual cupcake to your friends and family to encourage them to donate. 

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Here are downloadable Cupcake Day posters to help make everything a little more official. 

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Cupcake Print Out

And here are some social media images that you can share on Instagram, Facebook and your story to help raise awareness.

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Plus, there are delicious prizes up for grabs.  


The team that raises the most funds will win a $200 pre-paid Mastercard. The individual that raises that most funds will win a 30-minute cupcake decorating tutorial with the one and only Mary Berg – best selling author, season 3 winner of Master Chef Canada, and a cooking expert on CTV’s Your Morning, The  Social, and The Marilyn Denis Show. How sweet! 


Are you a pro-decorator? There’s a contest for that too. Submit a phot of your best decorated cupcake here. There are multiple categories for this contest so be sure to enter the correct category for your age and skill level. Each category winner will win a $100 pre-paid Mastercard!  

You’re Helping Animals in Need

All proceeds from National Cupcake Day go towards supporting the ongoing work of Toronto Humane Society in caring for animals in need. By participating and raising funds, you are ensuring more animals receive the care they need before they find their forever homes.   

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