Thursday, August 20, 2009

"You've Been Just Spotted" OC Blog Awards (and a review)

Last night were the "You've Been Just Spotted" OC Blog Awards. As you may recall, I was nominated for an award in the Food or Cooking category. I felt honored just to be nominated in the same group as big blogs like Fast Food Maven, Food Frenzy, Stick a Fork in it, Meringue Bake Shop, and Picky Palate.

Last night's awards party took place at Wowzville in Laguna Hills. I brought my husband along, but he ended up playing in the race car simulation room most of the time.

It was so fun to put faces to all of the blogs that I follow. Probably the most exciting part of the night was when I spotted the cupcakes! The cupcakes were from Baby Cakes Bakery in the Mission Viejo mall. The interesting part was that the Fast Food Maven had just posted about Baby Cakes yesterday.

I didn't go crazy and try all of the flavors. (I don't have enough time in the day to burn that many calories.) I used my friends to test. Thank you to Chelsey, Kim, Julie, Skyler, and Carrie for being my cupcake guinea pigs.

My friend Carson (of James Carson Photography) was also a willing participant. He tried the vanilla cupcake. The consensus of everyone was that the cupcakes were just ok, but not great.

I tried the red velvet and chocolate/vanilla cupcake. Agreeing with everyone, the red velvet was ok, but the chocolate/vanilla was not very good. It was a bummer to see the cupcakes sitting out on the table and have no desire to eat any more of them.

Back to the awards party. The winners were announced via twitter at 8:05pm. One of my favorite blogs won my category: Fast Food Maven. Congrats Nancy! The Editor's Choice (aka Runner-Up) went to Picky Palate.

Even though I didn't win, I went home with a full stomach (thanks to Baby Cakes Bakery and Dippin' Dots), Daddy Cakes pancake batter, and photos from Capital Photo Booth. Thanks for the great night, Just Spotted. Can't wait until next year!


Kristin said...

it was so great to meet you! i wish we had more of a chance to chat though.

kelly said...

so glad you were able to make it!


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