On Saturday we left the amazing Bakesale with smiles on our faces, a sugar buzz, and a huge box of treats. But there was no time to dilly-dally. It was time to get serious.
Ashley and I had to put on our game faces and get ready to compete in the SF Food Wars Cupcake Clash!
For the first time ever Ashley and I were competing against each other, and let me tell you it was brutal! The kitchen was filled with the typical sounds of electric mixers and oven timers, but also the unfamiliar sounds of trash talk and tense silence….
Just kidding. We did a pretty terrible job of being competitive in the kitchen and overall baking went really well.
Ashley prepared her Creamsicle Cupcake, an orange cupcake with a cream filling, marmalade, and vanilla “butter cream” frosting.
I whipped up my Spiced Mocha, a mocha cupcake filled with mocha cream and topped with a cinnamon and clove spiced chocolate frosting.
The day of the event Jose came to represent Ashley (who was working at APE ) and Debbie came for moral support. We carted all our cupcakes across the bay.
And here I am!
At the event Jose was seated next to the lovely folks from Cinnaholic, who we had met at the bake sale.
Here’s Cinnaholic’s spread
As competitors arrived I saw all the wide varieties of cupcakes and displays. Some were novel (including chives, siracha, bacon) and some more traditional…
Look at ’em! Unfortunately most of the cupcakes were not vegan…
Tasters piled there plates high with cupcakes and took on the task of trying all 22 flavors!
It was hectic but fun day. Ashley was even able to join us for a bit of the event, see the fruit of her labor, and catch the awards!
So on that note… I’ve got some good news and bad news. Neither Ashley nor I won this time BUT our fellow vegans Cinnaholic received 1st place and photographer’s choice! Go vegans!