CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS OF THE

2016 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION!

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Elite / Professional Division

 

*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

 

3rd PLACE: SANDYA NARASIMHAN

Mocha Cupcake with Almond Italian Meringue Buttercream

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

 

General Division, Chocolate Category

 

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

 

3rd Place: MIA BILELLO

Chocolate Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting

 

 

General Division, Specialty Category

 

 

 

1st PLACE: SOPHIE SHAKA

Green Tea Cupcakes

 

2nd PLACE: CINDY INFANTE

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

 

3rd PLACE: DEBBIE KNIGHT

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Haupia Filling and Macadamia Coconut Frosting

 

Registration for the 2017 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition Opens on September 1, 2017!

Be sure to follow us @BigTentVegan on Instagram or Facebook for the most current information.

Hope to see everyone at next year's competition!

 


2016 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!

Saturday, oct. 29, 2016 at Orange Coast College

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 26, 2016 @ 11:55pm.  *

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

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Saturday, October 29, 2016 between 11am & noon at the Cooking Demo Tent at SoCal VegFest (Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2016***

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Saturday, October 29, 2016 between 11am & noon at the Cooking Demo Tent at SoCal VegFest (Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2016***

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 or 2nd Place award at the SoCal VegFest Cupcake Competition, 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 2016 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition

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

Krysten Littles, Chef Owner of Baby Love Sweetery, a 100% Vegan Mobile Bakery based in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Krysten Littles, Chef Owner of Baby Love Sweetery, a 100% Vegan Mobile Bakery based in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Daniel Mattos, Chef Director of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA, USA

Daniel Mattos, Chef Director of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA, USA

Jara Fonseca, Pastry Chef at Seabirds Kitchen, a 100% Vegan Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Jara Fonseca, Pastry Chef at Seabirds Kitchen, a 100% Vegan Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA, USA


2016 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION INFORMATION

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