Cupcakes, like leggings, are a privilege, not a right. And only cupcake connoisseurs with the most sophisticated taste buds are encouraged to attend the second annual L.A. Cupcake Challenge (former professional judges included L.A. Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold and KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin). The butter cream will fly as nearly 20 bakeries, from Delilah in Echo Park to Miss Priss in Long Beach, will compete in three categories: traditional vanilla, chocolate and red velvet flavors, original and overall. Wine and coffee will be available, and to sweeten the pot, proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation. Remember, the higher the frosting, the closer to God.
Sun., March 29, 1-4 p.m., 2009