Congratulations to all the Winners (click here to view winners) of the 2018 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!
Thank you to all who entered. Hope to see everyone next year!
Registration for the 2019 competition will open on Sept 1, 2019, and close on Oct 16, 2019.
Cupcake turn-in Sat Oct 19, 2019 between 11am & noon.
2018 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition
Sat, oct 20, 2018 at the Orange County FAIR & EVENT CENTER
Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA, USA
Awards Ceremony: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 @ 2pm at the Cooking Demo Stage. Winners need not be present to win; HOWEVER, winner or their representative (friend or family member) MUST be present to receive the ribbon and gift bag.
* $5 Cupcake Competition Entry Fee (includes a VegFest General Admission One-Day Pass for Saturday) *
* Ribbons & Gift Bags Awarded to Winners * Approx Values: $50 for 1st, $35 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd *
* Six (6) baked and decorated cupcakes due Saturday, October 20, 2018 between 11am and 12:15pm *
* Registration Deadline Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 11:55pm *
* See Official Rules, Judge's Bios, Ingredients List Form, and FAQs below *
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.
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 2018 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition
(See additional Competition Information for detailed bios on each judge
2018 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION INFORMATION
Ingredients List Form (Blank Template Word Format) Due October 18, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are any questions about the competition or registration process, please email email@example.com
Photo Galleries from Past Competitions
Thank you to all of our Official Judges (2015 to 2017) who graciously donated their time and talents to our Competitions!
Congratulations to all the Winners of the 2017 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!
Congratulations to all the Winners of the 2016 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!
Congratulations to all the Winners of the 2015 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition!