ONTARIO – Cupcakes aren’t cancelled, but National Cupcake Day will look different this year, as the nation-wide fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and Humane Society, as well as participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups across Canada.

Dogs and cupcakes.
Does your good boy love cupcakes? Courtesy the OSPCA

“To keep people safe during COVID-19, the Ontario SPCA is asking Canadians to raise funds for animals in need in their community by baking a difference at home with the National Cupcake Day Decorating Contest, presented by Milk-Bone and Robin Hood,” the OSPCA released in a statement today (Jan. 18).

“National Cupcake Day is the sweetest day of the year, and we need your help to support vulnerable animals across Canada,” chief, Humane Programs and Community Outreach, OSPCA and Humane Society Daryl Vaillancourt said. “We’re challenging you to a bake off, so pre-heat those ovens and get ready to show off your cupcake decorating talents.”

The cupcake with the most votes in each of the four categories wins, so ask your family and friends to visit the National Cupcake Day website before Feb. 22 to vote for your creation and make a donation to your online personal fundraising page.

The OSPCA and participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups are charitable organizations that rely on the generosity of donors to change the lives of vulnerable animals. By taking part in National Cupcake Day and raising funds for the participating animal organization of your choice, you are providing urgently needed care and shelter for homeless animals.

To take part in National Cupcake Day, visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to register, fundraise and submit a photo of your cupcake creation for a chance to win some great prizes.