Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about Cupcake Day, you’ll find the answers here!


What is Cupcake Day?

Cupcake Day is the chance to fundraise for the RSPCA by baking cupcakes, and getting colleagues, family and friends together to donate and support animals in need.


When is Cupcake Day?

The official date is Monday 15 August 2016, but you can hold your Cupcake Day event any time during August.


How do I take part?

Simply register now for free, and we’ll send you a Cupcake Day Host Kit to help you plan, promote and host your event.


How much should I charge for my cupcakes?

The amount you ask people to donate for your cupcakes is totally up to you. The RSPCA usually recommends between two and five dollars, depending on the size of your cupcakes, and how much time and effort you put into baking and decorating. Some fundraisers even auction off their goodies to the highest bidder!


What do I need to do in the lead-up and on the day of my Cupcake Day party?

Once you have picked a date, spread the word about your upcoming event. You can do this by displaying posters; emailing your colleagues, family and friends; posting the event on your social media platforms; and sending out invitations. Get as many people as you can to come to your party so they can support the hundreds of thousands of animals in the RSPCA’s care. Don’t forget to send everyone the link to your online fundraising page.

Purchase all the ingredients for your cupcakes and get your baking utensils ready. Decide how much you want to sell your cupcakes for and how much you are expecting to make for your party. Please note the RSPCA will not reimburse you for any event-associated costs.

On the day of your party, display your cupcakes on a table so that your guests can see them, and decorate the event venue with balloons, bunting, posters, stickers and, of course, your donation box. If you need some help decorating, click on ‘Resources and Posters’ under the ‘Planning an Event’ tab for our free, downloadable materials. Make sure everyone knows you’re fundraising for RSPCA animals in need and don’t be shy of actively asking people to leave a donation.


I can’t host a Cupcake Day event. How else can I get involved?

If you are unable to host a Cupcake Day party, don’t worry! You can still support the RSPCA by:

  • encouraging a colleague, friend or loved one to host a Cupcake Day event, which you can attend as a guest
  • registering online, creating a Cupcake Day fundraising page, and telling everyone you know you’re unable to host an event this year, but that you’re still fundraising to fight animal cruelty
  • donating to the RSPCA within your state or territory by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button on their home page

Can’t find the info you need? Contact your local RSPCA for more help.
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