Thursday, February 25, 2010

LA Cupcake Challenge: The Competitors, Part Three

You think you've seen a lot of cupcakes already, well, I'm only half-way through. This next set of competitors had some pretty unique cupcake flavors.

My Delight Cupcakery
29: Breakfast Cake
30: Key Lime
Twitter: @My_Delight
Comment: This isn't the actual Breakfast Cake, but it is a good representation. It was a buttermilk cupcake with bits of bacon, topped with maple syrup frosting and more bacon bits. I actually took one home and had for breakfast the next morning. Yum!

08: Little Penguin
31: Lucky Charm (pistachio)
Twitter: @polkatots
Comment: There was no way I was going to like a pistachio cupcake. Polkatots proved me was great! Also found out that Polkatots specializes in cupcake cakes. (Sadly, their cupcakes were gone before I got a picture) Last year they won 1st place for Best Original and Best Overall cupcake at the LA Cupcake Challenge.


Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
32: Maple and Bacon
Comment: I'm assuming these cupcakes are made by the restaurant at the hotel where the event was held. Nothing special.


Southern Girl Delights
09: Red Velvet
Twitter: @dessertsdivas
Store located in Los Angeles
Comment: Last week they sent out a coupon to get 6 cupcakes for $8. They said they sold 1400 cupcakes last week! Last year they won 3rd place for Best Original in the LA Cupcake Challenge.


Sugar Bliss Sweets
10: Lavender Vanilla
35: Rose Petal
Twitter: @Sugar_Bliss
Comment: These two cupcake flavors reminded me of my favorite soaps. I've never had cupcakes with rose petal and lavender before.


One of the most fun parts of the day was getting to meet some of my blog readers. At first I was surprised that anyone recognized me, then we became instant friends as we shared our love for cupcakes.

I made an effort to talk to all of the owners. I loved seeing how passionate each of them were about their cupcakes. It's that kind of passion that will push owners to create amazing cupcakes.

Check out the first group of competitors here.
Check out the second group of competitors here.
See the final results of the LA Cupcake Challenge here.


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