Cupcake Fundraiser for Franco

Cupcake with Franco

Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique is sponsoring a March 29 fundraiser to help Franco the pit bull.

Cupcakes of Kindness

Kindness to animals runs deep for some people. When Robin Johnson heard about the plight of Franco the pit bull, she put her 50th and France cupcake shop into action.

“I just had to do something,” said Johnson who has a few rescue dogs of her own.

Robin Johnson  owner of Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique

Sweet Retreat owner Robin Johnson is topping special cupcakes with images of Franco.

A Friday Fundraiser for Franco

Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique is holding a fundraiser on Friday, March 29, for Franco. On this special day, a cupcake dedicated to the dog will be available for purchase. For each Franco cupcake sold, $1.50 will be donated to cover the ailing canine’s medical bills. This dog has his own Franco Facebook page so everyone can keep updated on his progress.

Franco is under the care of Second Hand Hounds to recover from his traumatic wounds. Donations can be made directly to Second Hand Hounds at any time.

Everyone needs a helping hand now and then. For Franco an abused and injured pit bull, that help is coming in the form of cupcakes.

Sweet Retreat bakery is dressing up its signature Choczilla cupcake with images of Franco. A small paper color portrait of Franco will adorn the vanilla buttercream frosted top of each cupcake. On this day, Franco is the icing on the cake.

Choczilla Cupcakes For Franco

As the name implies, Choczilla cupcakes have monster-sized chocolate flavor packed into a dainty cupcake. The Choczilla features a rich moist, stick to your fingers type of chocolate cake dotted with semi-sweet chocolate chips. A third blast of chocolate in the form of sprinkles decorates the very top.

While the Choczilla is a standard favorite at Sweet Retreat, during this fundraiser the cupcakes could become an even hotter item than usual. In fact, Sweet Retreat has been taking pre-orders and has already sold a couple hundred with one order for 125 Franco cupcakes. Call ahead to place your order to be sure you can get what you would like.

For walk-ins, a good strategy is to come early because the cupcakes could be sold out before the store closes at 5 p.m. This event promises to have all the success of Minnesota Moose  — a similar animal-cause fundraiser Sweet Retreat held in February.

Choczilla cupcakes

Choczilla cupcakes are a familiar favorite at Sweet Retreat.

Enjoy Cupcakes For A Cause

In any case on Friday, be sure to treat yourself to a Franco cupcake or two or more, and help a good canine cause. As they say at Sweet Retreat, “please be ‘sweet’ to this poor little pup.” What could be sweeter than a cupcake decorated with Franco’s photo other than Franco himself? With luck, he will be well enough to make a cameo appearance on his cupcake day.


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