It's almost time for my favorite cupcake contest of the whole year: the LA Cupcake Challenge! I've had the privilege of judging this event the past two years and I'm excited that they asked me to come back again!
Maybe you're wondering: what IS the LA Cupcake Challenge? It's the best of the best cupcakes in Los Angeles and Orange County. Many of the competitors have been contestants on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. The winners are picked by the public and a panel of celebrity judges (oooohh, I like the sound of that). Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. A ticket gets you a sample of each cupcake entered in the contest.
The event takes place at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 4pm-7pm. Last year the contest happened to fall on the day before I ran the Surf City Half-Marathon. You can check out the article the Orange County Register published about attending the cupcake contest and running the next day. This year I won't be running the next day, but I will be bringing my new little munchkin with me to the event.
Who's going to spend the afternoon eating lots of cupcakes with me?
You can check out my coverage of past LA Cupcake Challenges, along with all of the cupcake contests I've judged here.