Cupcake Challenge took place Saturday in Hollywood. Read about the overload of sugar, butter, chocolate, frosting and wine here.
The winners have finally been announced - and they are....
1st place: Vanilla Bake Shop Red Velvet (judges' choice)
2nd place: Yummy Cupcakes Red Velvet
3rd place: Hotcakes Red Velvet (public's choice)
(Above: Leyna's Strawberrilicious)
1st place: Sugar Jones "Paradise" (judges' choice)
2nd place: The Oinkster Peanut Butter and Jelly
3rd place: Essential Chocolate Desserts "Blood Orange Fudge"
**Public's choice was Leyna's Strawberrilicious
(Oinkster's Peanutbutter and jelly)
1st place: Leyna's Kitchen "Strawberrilicious"(public's choice)
2nd place: Sugar Jones "Paradise" (judges' choice)
3rd place: The Oinkster Peanut Butter and Jelly
I just want to point out that my own favorites were Leyna's and Oinkster's, so I have hereby proven that my taste buds are both in touch with the public and sophisticated enough to match those of the judges as well. Actually, I don't even remember the Sugar Jones cupcake... and my notes are a mess of sugar-addled scrawls. Many photos follow:
Early in the day. Before the chaos began. Before things turned ugly...
Cake Girl offered maple-pecan cupcakes topped with a candied nut nestled in a butter-cream frosting.
Famous Cupcakes' all-organic red velvet, with chocolate sprinkles giving it a little crunch.
Lemon, Lucky Devils beer cupcake, chocolate and peanutbutter
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Wine merchants pouring us some nice glasses of red in the 100 degree heat.
To find the best cupcake in L.A., one must eat a lot of them. And with proceeds from Drink:Eat:Play’s Cupcake Challenge going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, we convinced ourselves that it was our duty to eat these cupcakes — it was for the children. Read the full article here.