in sum, we raised over $6000 for women alive and youth services bureau, and 100 bakers participated. the photos, however, do better justice than i can:
don (of foodie prints) and our faithful volunteer, eleanor
delicious mocha and chocolate cupcakes
“let’s go south for christmas”, a play on christmas spice cake
we were so thankful for boxes from the candy store
bacon, a popular cupcake accoutrement
the tray, after our judges demolished the cupcakes and chose their winners.
thank you to everyone who baked, volunteered and ate their way through the day. more photos, including some from the judging, can be found here.
updated: there were several requests for a winners list to be posted, and given that i was the one announcing the winners, you would think i would have added them to this post. but, i didn’t. so, i am now! links to photos of the cupcakes, taken by vanilla bean baker
best vegan :silvie suceveanu’s vegan rustic harvest spice with vanilla cinnamon icing
best twist on a traditional : cara rowland’s chocolate five-spice filled with tamari caramel topped with wasabi frosting and chocolate-covered candied ginger
best savoury cupcake : katy watts’ brown butter pumpkin spice
best filling in a cupcake : michelle clark’s salted caramel filled chocolate
most amazingly decorated : tamara mabley-chaisson’s brown sugar spice with vanilla bean buttercream
best overall : pasticceria gelateria italianna’s five-spice chocolate truffle
most original :pasticceria gelateria italianna’s pumpkin spice creme brulee
best decorated : jenny burgesse’s death by chocolate
congrats to all the winners and again to the organizers!