Cupcakefest to Benefit the Montclair Township Animal Shelter

by Dianne Wenz

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Vegan bakery Sweet Avenue Bake Shop has announced the Montclair Township Animal Shelter as the beneficiary for the annual Cupcakefest

Taking place Saturday, June 22 at Rutherford’s Lincoln Park Bandshell (176 Park Avenue), this daylong celebration of music and cupcakes includes raffles, vendors, and a cupcake eating contest.

“We have chosen the Montclair Township Animal Shelter because they work tirelessly to find permanent homes for homeless pets. In addition, the Friends of Montclair Township Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to supporting the work of the shelter through fundraising for needs above and beyond the shelter’s budget,” says Jake Vance, co-owner of Sweet Avenue Bake Shop and co-founder of Cupcakefest. “We started Cupcakefest to be able to use our influence in the community to help some of the countless animals in shelters across New Jersey.”

Cupcakefest 2013 is free to attend. Pet supply donations are encouraged. Now in it's sixth year, Cupcakefest has over $15,000 for New Jersey animal organizations.


About Sweet Avenue Bake Shop 

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop is a gourmet vegan bakery located in Rutherford, NJ. All cupcakes are 100% dairy and egg-free, cholesterol-free, and delicious. Sweet Avenue is dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of cupcakes! Visit


About Montclair Township Animal Shelter 

Montclair Township Animal Shelter is municipally run and governed by the Township of Montclair, New Jersey. They provide animal care and control for the townships of Montclair, Verona and Nutley. They intake stray animals and pets whose owners are unable to keep them (only for residents of the above stated townships), and offer adoption services for the pets we intake.Their mission is increase the adoptability of animals through behavior modification, training, socialization and environmental enrichment so that they stay in their adoptive homes. Visit