Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CupCakeCamp Ottawa

CupCakeCamp Ottawa's red velvet purse was best in show on Flickr by beFOODled.

Last week I was a taster for CupCakeCamp Ottawa. About 500 people came to taste the wares of the many bakers who participated.

CupCakeCamp Ottawa platter on Flickr by beFOODled.

There were over 3,000 delicious cupcakes to be tasted, so I was glad I didn't have to taste alone.

Random cupcake closeup on Flickr by beFOODled.

The cupcakes came in all shapes and sizes, and were made even more charming with names like stud muffin, nacho libre, and dulce de leche with rum and butter cream.

Dulce de leche cupcake with rum and butter cream on Flickr by beFOODled.

Despite my good intentions to love them all, it only took four cupcakes before my stomach was full.

CupCakeCamp Ottawa bakers on Flickr by beFOODled.

The bakers brought out trays every fifteen minutes and placed them on long tables before the crowd. Then it became a feeding frenzy. For 25 cents, you could wash everything down with a shot of milk or coffee. And if things really took a turn for the worst, you could recover in the aptly-named Sugar Coma Lounge.

CupCakeCamp Ottawa judges on Flickr by beFOODled.

The judges had to taste all of the cupcakes and were definitely showing signs of sugar overload after only the first hour. Luckily they persevered, and these are the results of their deliberations:

* Best in Show: Red Velvet Purse by Michelle Morrison
* Best Chocolate: Before 9 Minipops by L’Oven
* Best Decorated: Oreo Sunrise by Kristen LaFrance
* Most Unique: Irish Car Bomb by Anne Patenaude
* Honourable Mention for Tastiness: Lemony Lemon by Colleen Forer

The organizers raised $2,000 for Ottawa’s Woman Alive/Femme Active Program.


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