2018 Celebrity Judge: Chef Greg Bussey

CUPCAKE CAMP DALLAS 2K15 - 5We’re so excited to announce our Celebrity Judge for Cupcakes for a Cause’s cupcake competition is Chef Greg Bussey!

Chef Greg grew up in the Bay Area and has always had a connection with food. In early 2000′s, Greg met his wife Sandra while they attended The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduating, the couple moved to New York City and cooked there for three years before deciding to move to Dallas in 2005. Greg worked for several acclaimed chefs (David McMillan, Anthony Bombaci, Stephan Pyles, Nick Badovinus) upon arriving in Dallas. In 2008, while working for Tristan Simon with Consilient Restaurant Group, Greg opened Victor Tangos and operated it for several years. Also that same year, he, his wife, and brother-in-law started Bbbop Seoul Kitchen. Greg spent several years at The Joule Hotel and was involved in activating their new concepts Weekend Coffee, CBD Provisions, and Americano. Over the next decade, Greg and his partners grew to three Bbbop locations, Chicken Moto, and Tacoria, which they continue to operate and connect within the local community. Greg was also a competition judge at the 2015 Cupcake Camp. We are so glad to have him join us again1

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Dallas Cake Club

Every cupcake counts! To help us reach our $100K fundraising goal, Highland Capital Management, L.P.​ and The Okada Family Foundation are matching a combined $35K of monies raised. This is a huge boost in helping us meet our goal! To sponsor this sweet event, click here.

Sign Up to Bake!

Sugar Town Bakery

Sugar Town Bakery

Cupcakes for a Cause has 2 divisions of the bakers’ cupcake competition— Professional and Amateur. We’ll have cupcakes to taste from local favorites such as Central Market​, Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop​, and Sugar Town Bakery​. If you’re a baking enthusiast, please throw your baker’s hat in! To sign up, click here.

LEAP Founder & Medical Director Dr. Craig Hobar and Event Chair Mark Okada

LEAP Founder & Medical Director Dr. Craig Hobar and Event Chair Mark Okada

Cupcakes for a Cause was started in 2011 by the Okada family as a fun way to bring the Dallas community together to raise money for LEAP. Last year, we raised $70,000; we’re hoping to raise $100,000 this year. Can you help us get there? For sponsorship information, click here. To purchase tickets,  click here.

What is Cupcakes for a Cause?

CupcakesForCause 2017 InviteWhat’s Cupcakes for a Cause? This sweet family event benefiting LEAP takes place at University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on April 29 from 11 – 2. Cupcake bakers compete to receive trophies/ribbons, and guests enjoy delicious cupcakes, cupcake-eating contests, cupcake decorating, face painting, outdoor activities, and much more! All proceeds from the event support LEAP Global Missions, a a Dallas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free specialized surgical care to children living in impoverished regions around the world. To learn more about LEAP, visit leapmissions.org.

Thank You for Your Support!

Cupcakes for a Cause was a HUGE SUCCESS! We are so grateful to the following: Highland Capital Management and the Okada Family Foundation for each providing matching grants, our 20 host committee members, 42 volunteers, 4 judges, wonderful bakers, generous sponsors, and all participants who made this such a wonderful event. A great big thank you to Event Chairs Mark, Pam, and Lauren Okada and also to Society Bakery, our title sponsor. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!


Congratulations to our raffle and drawing winners! Mary Becton-Crouse won the Razor Hot Mod Mini Electric Scooter, and the two Triumph Sports Summer Camp certificates go to Allison Bowen and Jenny Halvorsen! Thanks again to everyone who attended the event. We’ll see you in 2017!