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Cupcakes for a Cause

Georgetown bakery's recipe to help Pediatric AIDS

Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care Inc., a local nonprofit group assisting children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, has announced a fundraising partnership with Georgetown Cupcake to mark World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

The cupcake boutique, which has earned numerous accolades, is offering two “Pediatric Care-inspired cupcakes” to be sold on Dec. 1. All proceeds from the sales of these particular cupcakes will be donated to Pediatric Care. The organizations is urging supporters to order cupcakes now for Dec. 1 “cupcake parties.”

“It’s a great way for everyone to participate in World AIDS Day,” says Andrea Rigoli of Pediatric Care, organizer of the campaign. “Everybody is always looking for an excuse to buy a cupcake. I’m happy to give them an excuse. I love their cupcakes. It’s a guilty pleasure.”

With the announcement of the campaign Oct. 23, Rigoli says about 30 dozen cupcakes have already been ordered. Hosts of cupcake parties are encouraged to send photos of their parties, with the particular cupcakes visible, to Rigoli via e-mail to be entered into a drawing for a night at the Mandarin Oriental in D.C.

To order the Pediatric Care cupcakes, which cost $29 per dozen, contact Georgetown Cupcake at 202-333-8448 or visit To enter the drawing or to request a representative of Pediatric Care attend your party to offer information about HIV/AIDS, contact Rigoli at 202-347-5366 or

Follow Will O'Bryan on Twitter @wobryan.