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4th Annual Cosmos & Cupcakes For Causes A Real Sweetie

2015
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L-R Back Row: Regina McGrade, Pari Forood, Tina James, Gwen DeSousa, Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston, Tonya Addy, Seated: L. Judges Dan Maughan, Tomas and Ed Kowalski

This 4th annual “sweet” event to benefit three great charities, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital was held on Tuesday evening, June 2. Nearly 200 people gathered at Anthony’s Pier 9 to watch cupcake contestants crowned and extravagant mixologists making creative “spirited” cosmos. By popular demand guests SAMPLED the cupcakes this year, enjoyed a light supper followed by a fantastic program that told the “Story” of the ties that bind the organization and the people they serve.

Regina McGrade, VP of Marketing and Development at the Family Health Center, the events lead and founding agency shared; “The committee teams from each charity are very proud of the collaborative spirit in producing this event and working with each other every day for the health and wellbeing of our communities. The collaborations also included the SLC Auxiliary, The Friends of the Family Health Center, the students at The Nora Cronin Presentation Academy for production – painting over 200 clay pots (cupcakes).”

The event has raised nearly $50k for EACH charity to date.

The Best in Show winning cupcake this year was “Raspberry Patch” by Tina James.

The Fan Favorite AND Second Place cupcake was “Southern Charm” by Gwen DeSousa, a 2013 winner of this event.

Third Place was “Tres Leche” by Atia Harvin and Richelle Winston

The reigning Cosmo Champion (Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2014), Allison Sutherland was recognized for her 2015 Cherry Vanilla Cosmo.

Celebrity volunteer judges were:
Tomas, of Tomas Restaurant Group; Tomas Cafe in Wappingers Falls

 Ed Kowalski, CIA graduate and chef/owner of Lola’s Cafe under the Walkway, and Crave Restaurant in Poughkeepsie

Dan Maughan, Assistant Vice President, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital,  Littman Cancer Center

 

Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes June 2

2015

cosmos-lgJoin us Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 6 PM at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY.  Calling all bakers, amateur and pro!

The evening will include:

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • Silent auction
  • “Chopped”-style judging by professional bakers
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

All proceeds after expenses benefit the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Click here to register and read more

Calling All Bartenders!

2014
Cosmos and Cupcakes

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The Hudson Valley’s premier cosmopolitan competition is heating up to be the definitive public evaluation of mixmaxing skill in our region! All are invited to compete by registering at: http://milesofhope.org/old/cosmosandcupcakes/
Judges will be awarding the winner based on taste, creativity and appearance.
 
At the 3rd Annual Cosmos and Cupcakes at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, on June 3, from 6-9, bartenders, mixologists, and talented amateurs will compete for “Best Cosmo in the Hudson Valley.”
The event benefits the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. (click to download flyer)
For more information contact Regina McGrade rmcgrade@ghvfhc.org (845) 220-3100

CIA Stars to Judge Cosmos and Cupcakes June 4

2013
Cosmos and CupcakesThe 2nd Annual Cosmos and Cupcakes for Causes to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Centers and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is taking place on June 4, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor [download flyer].

“This is a fun event where professional and non-professional bakers compete for the title of Cupcake King or Queen of the Hudson Valley,” explained Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope.

“Our Judges are led by Lynne Ryan, Culinary Institute of America graduate and wife of the President of the CIA Tim Ryan.

The other judges are Carlo Citera, owner and operator of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group (Torches, and Cosimo’s of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie) and Gennaro Pecchia & Alan Watts, of Men Who Dine www.menwhodine.com

“We are looking forward to a lively competition and urge all cupcake impresarios to enter the contest and attain their rightful place on the throne of honor,” Ms. Forood exclaimed.

Click to download competition rules.
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Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes June 4

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*NEW* Cosmo Competition–see below!
Tickets are now available online for the second annual evening of Cosmos & Cupcakes, at Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY [map] on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

As with last year’s inaugural event, the 2013 Cosmos or Cupcakes for the Causes will be a very special evening with all proceeds benefiting local causes:
The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center,
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, and
Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

The evening will include

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

High School Senior Raises Money for Miles of Hope

2013
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Sam Sleight (right) presents a check for $400 to Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood

Samantha Sleight, a high school senior at Arlington High School, decided to do something good for an organization she believes in. She asked her bosses at Adams Fairacre Farms where she works as a cashier when she is not going to school, if she could have a bake sale one Saturday to raise money for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
She then asked ‘everyone she knew including her mother, grandmothers and all aunts and cousins, to bake something for the sale’.
“We are overwhelmed by the support we receive from every member of our community,” explained Pari Forood, ED of Miles of Hope. “From Martial Arts Centers in Florida, NY to Sam and her family and friends, to Zumbathon and Yoga Instructors — all have embraced the idea of raising money for Miles of Hope because they are able to see the results of their labors.”
“All money raised in the Hudson Valley is then granted here for those affected by breast cancer,” she said.

Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes, June 4 — Save the Date

2013

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Announcing the second annual evening of Cosmos & Cupcakes, at Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY [map] on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

As with last year’s inaugaral event, the 2013 Cosmos or Cupcakes for the Causes will be a very special evening with all proceeds benefiting Miles of Hope and other local causes.

The evening will include

  • Cosmo or Champagne Cocktail
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Sit-down dessert
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

Tickets will go on sale soon and places will be limited — watch for the announcement here, and subscribe to our newsletter to receive news, announcements, and more.

Special Competition:  Amateur and professional bakers will be invited to register for  the Cupcake War for the honor of  Cupcake King or Queen and Team. Contestants provide cupcakes for presentation and sale, with all proceeds going to the event.  Details will be announced here and in our newsletter.

Click for photos of last year’s Cosmos & Cupcakes.

Cosmos and Cupcakes for Causes *PHOTOS*

2012
Chocolate Expresso Cupcakes

Top-rated entry Chocolate Espresso with Kick earned Gwen deSousa the title of Cosmos and Cupcakes for Causes Queen

Happy Hudson Valley article Cupcake Queen Crowned at Cosmos & Cupcakes Fundraiser


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Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes June 5 — Tickets Still Available

2012
Cosmos and Cupcakes

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*UPDATE*

Even though the deadline has passed for sponsorships (ads and other entries in the journal), tickets are still available for the special evening of  Cosmos and Cupcakes  at Anthony’s Pier 9 on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

The evening will include
- Cosmo or Champagne Cocktail
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres
- Sit-down dessert
- Cash Bar
- Silent Auction
- Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home
Ticket are $50 and you can order them online now.

Special Competition:  Amateur and professional bakers are invited to register for  the Cupcake War for the honor of  Cupcake King or Queen and Team, decided by judges from the CIA . Each contestant will provide five dozen cupcakes for presentation and sale, with all proceeds going to the event. Entry includes admission for 1 representative. Click to download the rules for the Cupcake War. Entry into the competition is $50 and you can pay online now.

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For more information, please email info@milesofhope.org/old.

Cosmos & Cupcakes for Causes, June 5

2012
Cosmos and Cupcakes

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If you like Cosmos or Cupcakes (or both!) please join us for a very special evening at Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY [map] on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM. All proceeds go to support the causes:

  • Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation,
  • Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc.,
  • and the Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

The evening will include

  • Cosmo or Champagne Cocktail
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Sit-down dessert
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • Purchase competition-quality cupcakes to eat there or take home

Ticket are $50 and you can order them online now.  Places are limited, so be sure to  get your tickets early.

Special Competition:  Amateur and professional bakers are invited to register for  the Cupcake War for the honor of  Cupcake King or Queen and Team, decided by judges from the CIA . Each contestant will provide five dozen cupcakes for presentation and sale, with all proceeds going to the event. Entry includes admission for 1 representative. Click to download the rules for the Cupcake War. Entry into the competition is $50 and you can pay online now. For more information, please email info@milesofhope.org/old.

If you would like to donate an auction item, you can send your auction item to Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc., or pick-up can be arranged with one of the event committee members. Email info@milesofhope.org/old.

Cup Cake War Contestant $50 – Be Crowned Cupcake Queen or King! Click for cup cake war rules. Click to pay for cup cake war contestant entry online.

The deadline has passed for sponsorships (ads and other entries in the journal).

Click for a poster.