Some trends never seem to go away. Cupcakes, for one. And why should they: a tiny portable cake in its very own wrapper, covered with buttercream frosting, perfect for decorating and, of course, eating. Not only has the cupcake craze given us cupcake bakeries, cupcake trucks, even a cupcake map–we also have cupcake contests. Of course we do.

On Saturday, February 20th, from 4 to 7 p.m., the 3rd annual Cupcake Challenge will take place at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. Over 20 bakeries, including Baby Cakes, Two Parts Sugar, Meringue Bake Shop, Tavern, Bittersweet Treats, Big Man Bakes and others, will put their mini-cupcakes up against the competition. Judging will be done by a panel of judges and the public–everyone will get an equal vote–so you have a handy excuse to eat as many of them as is reasonably possible.

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