2017 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!

Saturday, oct. 28, 2017 at the Orange County fairgrounds

Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA, USA

*  $5 Entry Fee   *   Ribbons and Gifts Bags Awarded to Winners   *

*   Gift Bag Approximate Values: $50 for 1st Place, $35 for 2nd Place, $25 for 3rd Place   *

*   Register online below   *  Registration Deadline Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 11:55pm.  *

*  For full information, see Official Rules and FAQs below*

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Saturday, October 28, 2017 between 11am & noon at the Cooking Demo Tent at SoCal VegFest (Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

Register and Pay Now for General Division
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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Saturday, October 28, 2017 between 11am & noon at the Cooking Demo Tent at SoCal VegFest (Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

Register and Pay Now for Elite/Professional Division

General Division: Includes all recreational bakers, cupcake enthusiasts, and basically anyone not competing in the Elite/Professional Division.

Elite/Professional Division: Includes any entrant who either:

     a. currently works or has ever worked as a pastry chef, chef, baker, or decorator at a restaurant, bakery, or other food establishment;

     b. has graduated from culinary/pastry school;

     c. is an advanced-level student currently attending culinary/pastry school;

     d. has ever won a 1st Place award at the SoCal VegFest Cupcake Competition (General or Elite/Professional Division), the Orange County Fair, or any other major baking competition; OR

     e. has been a serious home baker/cook for 10+ years.

Please note that the criteria for the General and Elite/Professional Divisions are guidelines only, and each contestant should enter the Division they feel best describes their level. Judges and organizers may move entrants into another Division if they deem it appropriate.

Judges for the 2017 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition

(See additional Competition Information below for detailed bios on each judge)

PIETRO GALLO, Owner/Kitchen Manager of Civico 1845 (San Diego, CA, USA)

PIETRO GALLO, Owner/Kitchen Manager of Civico 1845 (San Diego, CA, USA)

TARA PUNZONE, Culinary Director of Real Food Daily (West Hollywood & Pasadena, CA, USA)

TARA PUNZONE, Culinary Director of Real Food Daily (West Hollywood & Pasadena, CA, USA)

IAN BEACH, Executive Chef and Chef Instructor at Exhibit (Santa Ana, CA, USA)

IAN BEACH, Executive Chef and Chef Instructor at Exhibit (Santa Ana, CA, USA)


2017 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION INFORMATION

If there are any questions about the competition or registration process, please email cupcake@bigtentvegan.com


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS OF THE

2016 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION!

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2016 Winners, Elite/Professional Division

(Note: Entrants in the Elite/Professional Division were allowed to enter up to two flavors.)

*1st PLACE and BEST OF SHOW*: MELANIE HOHMAN (Sensitive Sweets Bakery) Pineapple Berry Burst Cupcakes

*1st PLACE and BEST OF SHOW*: MELANIE HOHMAN (Sensitive Sweets Bakery)

Pineapple Berry Burst Cupcakes

2nd PLACE: MELANIE HOHMAN (Sensitive Sweets Bakery) Cookie Dough Truffle Cupcakes

2nd PLACE: MELANIE HOHMAN (Sensitive Sweets Bakery)

Cookie Dough Truffle Cupcakes

3rd PLACE: SANDYA NARASIMHAN Mocha Cupcake with Almond Italian Meringue Buttercream

3rd PLACE: SANDYA NARASIMHAN

Mocha Cupcake with Almond Italian Meringue Buttercream

2016 Winners, General Division, Chocolate Category

1st PLACE and *GENERAL DIVISION BEST OF SHOW*:  AVANI KATHURIA Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

1st PLACE and *GENERAL DIVISION BEST OF SHOW*:  AVANI KATHURIA

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

2nd Place: KIMBERLY LOGAN Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Kiss and Chocolate Mousse

2nd Place: KIMBERLY LOGAN

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Kiss and Chocolate Mousse

3rd Place: MIA BILELLO Chocolate Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting

3rd Place: MIA BILELLO

Chocolate Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting

2016 Winners, General Division, Specialty Category

1st PLACE: SOPHIE SHAKA Green Tea Cupcakes

1st PLACE: SOPHIE SHAKA

Green Tea Cupcakes

2nd PLACE: CINDY INFANTE Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

2nd PLACE: CINDY INFANTE

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

3rd PLACE: DEBBIE KNIGHT Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Haupia Filling and Macadamia Coconut Frosting

3rd PLACE: DEBBIE KNIGHT

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Haupia Filling and Macadamia Coconut Frosting