Friday, November 4, 2011

Cupcakes for Kambiri

If you’re anything like me, you probably realize that cupcakes are essential to making life great. I rarely bake, but when I do, I almost always bake cupcakes. But sometimes, it’s also nice to indulge in a moist, delightfully sweet creation from a local bakery – a local bakery like Sweet.

Awarded Boston's Best Cupcakes 2009 by the Improper Bostonian, Sweet’s handcrafted cupcakes are made fresh daily with innovative cake and buttercream flavors. But the amount of buttercream loaded on top of their cakes is not the only generous thing about the masterminds behind Sweet – they’re also generous when it comes to donating to a worthy business.

Sweet has teamed up with Franklin Park Zoo to build a cupcake in honor of Kambiri’s first birthday.

Courtesy of Robert Klein

The cupcake is a dark chocolate cake topped with banana buttercream and a toasted banana chip. $1.00 from the sale of each “Bananas for the Zoo” cupcakes sold between November 5th to 11th at all four Sweet locations will be donated to Zoo New England.

Courtesy of Marlo Marketing/Communications

In honor of Kambiri's birthday and this limited edition confection, Franklin Park Zoo will be throwing a celebration on Saturday, November 5th. The zoo’s Tropical Forest will be showcasing the gorilla exhibit, allowing on-lookers to watch as Kambiri and the gorillas enjoy birthday treats made especially for them. The first 250 visitors will receive complimentary treats of their own - delicious miniature versions of Sweet’s Bananas for the Zoo cupcakes. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets cost $16 for adults.

I hope some of you can make it to this event - have a great weekend!


  1. What a fantastic partnership! This is great.

  2. Kambiri is so cute. I heard about this too. Sounds like a great flavor!

  3. Sounds yummy! Such a cute picture of Kambiri too :)