Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Visits the Macy's South Coast Plaza Home Store in Costa Mesa!

Are you a fan of Chef Marcus Sammuelson? Do you enjoy attending cooking demonstrations? Visit Macy's South Coast Plaza Home Store in Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 2pm! For more information, visit this website!

I didn't know who Chef Marcus Sammuelson was until last December at the Regal Discovery event in Los Angeles. I hope to make it to his cooking demonstration on Dec 3rd!

The image here does not belong to me. I do not know who the photographer is, so I can't give proper credit where it is due.

Friday, November 11, 2011

L.A. Cupcakes + Art: Vegan Cupcake Competition 2011

Urban Food Crawl's hosted its first annual vegan cupcake competition on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Hold Up Art gallery in Los Angeles, CA and it was a success. I wasn't (and still am not) a vegan, but it was quite an experience for me.

Bake You Happy was also the winner of the L.A Auto Show on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. I vaguely recognize them, but I do remember watching the episode!

Best Overall Cupcake Winners (TIE):
Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe: Maple Crumble
Bake You Happy: Tahitian Vanilla Salted Caramel

Best Overall Cupcake Runner-Up
Clara’s Cakes: Neapolitan

Best Classic Flavor Winner
Jamaica’s Cakes: Red Velvet

Best Classic Flavor Runner-Up
Crushcakes & Cafe: Pumpkin Spice

Most Unique Flavor Winner
Courtesan Cupcakes: Raspberry Rose

Most Unique Flavor Runner-Up
Raw Bites: Lavender & Double Cacao with Strawberry Puree

The proceeds from the art sales with go to the Best Overall Cupcake Winners’ charity of choice! Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe will be donating to L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue. Bake You Happy will be donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Amanda's Bakery & Cafe

Babycakes NYC - They have several locations including Los Angeles!

Bake You Happy - Winner on Cupcake Wars

Clara's Cakes

Courtesan Cupcakes

Crushcakes Bakery & Cafe

Jamaica's Cakes

No Udder Desserts

Raw Bites Happy Food

Sweet Alexis