HUNDREDS of cake lovers stormed the south-west’s first Cupcake Camp held in Poole.

The simply scrumptious cakes, swirling their stuff at Lighthouse, could barely be seen through the crowds of people keen to buy.

Queues formed in front of the hundreds of multi-hued tasty treats displayed to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Dorset.

The best bakers from across the region cooked, iced and sold their delicious confections for £1 each – and they went like hot cakes.

“It was phenomenal,” said organiser Margaret Hitchman, of Cake Heaven in Bournemouth. “I don’t think I have ever seen so many people go so mad for cup cakes.”

Around 1,000 people went through the doors and although some left empty handed, most left clutching boxes of multi-coloured tasty cakes.

Bakers including Bennetts donated around 1,700 cup cakes, celebrity judge Zoe Clark baked some and with children’s entertainers donating their takings and musicians Clean Up Set and Lauren Bannon working for free, more than £1,800 was raised for Macmillan.

Margaret, both of whose parents were affected by cancer, baked some special Macmillan cup cakes in green cases.

“It’s a little piece of luxury in a bite size. It’s indulgence,” said Margaret, who was helped by first year events management students from AUCB.

Best in show went to Jo Tucker of Hucklebury’s Kitchen, most talked about was the fish and chips creation from Lucy Bruns of Lucy’s Sugar Shack and the best work of art was the Marie Antoinette ‘let them eat cake’, created by Michelle Becker from Cakes by Suzanne.

“For a small event it was the best that Bournemouth and Poole has seen,” said Margaret.

“It was really incredible and I will run one again next year.”