Tuesday, October 20, 2009

cupcake clash 2009: chocolate, butter cream, and...mustaches?

It's been two days since the SF Food Wars Mini Cupcake Clash and the dust has finally settled here in the Double the Yum household. The dishes are clean, the serving platters have been stowed away, and the remaining cupcakes have finally been eaten. All in all, it was a crazy awesome experience. I LOVE the concept of food challenges and think organizer Jeannie Choe is the bomb. TICK TICK.

The line outside the Stable Cafe started forming 30 minutes before the doors even opened. Look how far back it goes!

Obvi a lot of San Franciscans love mini cupcakes (and rightfully so!).

My BFF Kate (above) of So You Think You Can Blog came out to support It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time! and subjected herself to a food coma in the process. I had a great time competing but wish all the competitors had arrived earlier so I could have gotten a good look at EVERY entry. I think I captured most of them, but I did miss a few here and there because once the Clash began it was too hectic to sneak away from our table. For a full list of competitor names and their entries, go here.

Team Sweetiecups: La Vie en Brie. They even had small shots of wine to go with it! Such a cute idea.

Team The Dynotologists: Green Tea Cupcakes of Glory.

Team The Muffin Tops: Mocha Mania. This team was a couple of young girls (12-13 maybe?), they were so cute!

Team Nali Cupcakes: Bombay Elvis. Such a fab selection of vegan treats!

Team Full Windsor: Sparkling Fruit Cupcakes. Okay, this guy RULED. Seriously. I love a man in a suit, but a man in a tux...with cupcakes...AND champagne?! Dream.

Team TimeCube: Autumn Apple.

Team Chomp: Viva Currito! These minis had a tiny churro on top! To. die. for.

Team Zaftig Sweets: So What Spiced Mocha.

Team HunnyBunny: Piggycakes. These minis had maple syrup (I believe) and a bit of bacon on top. Not quite sure since I don't eat meat and didn't try them!

Team Pound: Fromage A Trois. Bahaha, love the play on words. These were our neighbors (HI!) and also one of the few savory entries...they had three cheeses and some bacon. I didn't try them but I heard great feedback.

Team Little Miss Muffin: Tiny Treasures.

Team Mustache: Guiness Gasm. Clearly I was OBSESSED with these cupcakes. Effing mustaches?! FOR REAL??? So epic. The two lovely team members were super sweet, too!

LOL. These ladies rocked it.

Now...for the winning entries!

Team Cinnaholic Sweets: Blueberry Dragon Fruit Chocolate Ganache Cakes.
Winner: Photographer's Choice AND Judge's First Place

Team Hella Fat: My Grandma's Bananas. These minis were crazy delish. I also had the chance to speak with the team members briefly and they were very very nice! They def earned their prizes.
Winner: Judge's Second Place AND People's Choice First Place

Team Mission Minis: Cinnamon Horchata.
Winner: Judge's Third Place

And of course, there's Team Double the Yum with their People's Choice Second Place Winner It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time! That's my grammy and mom in the pic above! Thanks for coming out and supporting us! I'm the twin with red hair, haha.

More love from our fans! Check out the super cute cupcake apron I'm rocking...Kate made it! Big thanks to the Fosty Ladies who also came out to eat our cupcakes and vote for us! Love you all so bad.

If any competitors/Clash attendees have more pics up/recipes to share...leave a comment or send an e-mail and I'll link back to you in a future entry!


Shannon Michelle said...

Yay! Great blog!

Our recipe for the Blueberry Dragon Fruit Chocolate Ganache Cakes are on www.cinnaholic.com!

Andy said...

"Okay, this guy RULED. Seriously. I love a man in a suit, but a man in a tux...with cupcakes...AND champagne?! Dream."

ANd you forgot to add he BAKES. I'd marry him.

sweet26 said...

such an amazing event! thanks for the birthday wishes!

Anonymous said...

dude, your mom is such a betty. props.

kristi c.