3rd Annual Cupcake Throwdown.

The Cupcake Throwdown is back for its third year in Vancouver and yours truly will be competing once again!  It’s taking place on Thursday, February 16th at the Chapel Arts (304 Dunlevy Ave) from 7:00-9:00pm. Admission is only $10.00 which entitles you to 5 tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets available for purchase for $1.00 each) and goes to the social enterprise, H.A.V.E. CafeLast year, I competed for the first time and entered my sweet potato and carrot cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and got third place in the taste category. I have yet another innovative flavour that will be both accessible to vegans and celiacs so I do hope to see some of you familiar faces out there! Besides, who can say no to cupcakes?!

February air.

I smell new opportunities, new potential, and new _______? Wishful thinking? Perhaps.

Events to look forward to this month:
3rd Annual Cupcake Throwdown at the Chapel Arts on Thursday, February 16th
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) Sparkle Gala at the Fairmont Waterfront on Monday, February 20th
The President’s Honour Roll Reception at The Diamond Alumni Centre on Tuesday, February 28th


PS. Does anyone want to catch Beauty and the Beast with me next week at the Queen E?

Cupcake domination + Return of the cupcake bra.

Lastnight was the 2nd Annual Cupcake Throwdown at Cafe Deux Soleil… And I am pleased to announce that my Sweet Potato Carrot Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting took 3rd place in the Taste Category!   It was my first time competing and trying out a new cupcake concoction (nervewracking, I know) but I am glad it was received very well! I had so much fun there and met some fantastic kick-ass bakers. It was super nice to meet so many great people that share this same crazy cupcake obsession as I… Most important news of all, a whopping $2600 was raised for H.A.V.E. — I am absolutely ecstatic at this news. Thank you to Stephanie for throwing on such an amazing event and to all my friends and tweeps that came out.  Also, I totally forgot my camera at home yesterday so if anyone has any photos from the event, I would love to see them!

Oh, and prizes? I got a few gift certificates to Six Acres, Burcu’s, and Deacon’s. Anyone want to come with?
Katy Perry California Dreams Tour
In other cupcake news, I just got tickets to Katy Perry’s California Dreams Tour! My friend had presale and snagged me some tickets. Not really a big fan of her though… just want to wear my epic California Gurls costume again! Stoked. July 19th, 2011. Can’t wait.

Tomorrow: Cupcake Throwdown.

If you haven’t tried my Dolce Delights cupcakes already, tomorrow is the day! I will be competing in the 2nd Annual Cupcake Throwdown at Cafe Deux Soleil on Commercial Drive.  The event is scheduled from 7:00-10:00pm and $10.00 admission.  All proceeds from the event go towards H.A.V.E. (Hope Action Values Ethics) which is a social enterprise based in the DTES which sends disenfranchised youth to culinary school for 8 weeks where they get to learn culinary and practical skills by preparing food for the H.A.V.E Cafe.  This is an issue that I definitely support because it gives certain at-risk youth the opportunity to discover and practice their talent and hidden potential.  And also because I am huge fan of food and cooking. So please do come out and support!  Not just for me, but because this is going towards a great cause.

I am still deliberating on which cupcake I should make for tomorrow. It’s probably going to be something experimental. Right now, I am leaning towards a Sweet Potato Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting. Still debating if I should fill them with a creme anglaise as well… And should I make it vegan?  Hm… We’ll see on how much time I have after I finish school in the afternoon.  Hope to see (and meet!) some fantastic bakers, tweeps, and good company.

PS. Samples will be given out. And when I say samples, I mean whole mini cupcakes. Yeah. Be there.

Did someone say “Cupcake Throwdown”?

Some exciting news: I will be competing in the 2nd Annual Cupcake Throwdown next Wednesday, January 26th, at Cafe Deux Soleil. The event is from 7:00-10:00pm and admission is $10. There will be fifteen bakers all presenting a unique cupcake flavour of their choice. Cupcakes will be judged on taste and presentation and samples will be given out as well. My question for you guys would be: What flavour should I enter for the competition?

– Vegan sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow frosting topped with candied pecans
– Earl grey cupcakes with Earl grey buttercream
– Gotcha Matcha cupcakes with matcha buttercream frosting

I’m also open to suggestions! Thanks and hope to see you guys out there!