2018 SoCal VegFest Vegan Cupcake Competition

Sat, oct 20, 2018 at the Orange County FAIR & EVENT CENTER

Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA, USA

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN!

 

* $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 *

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Registration Deadline: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 between 11am & 12:15pm at the Cooking Demo Stage at SoCal VegFest (Orange County Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

Register and Pay Now for General Division
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Registration Deadline: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 11:55PM PST

Cupcake Turn-In: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 between 11am & 12:15pm at the Cooking Demo Stage at SoCal VegFest (Orange County Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

Register and Pay Now for Elite/Pro 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.

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)

  ALAN CAMPOS ARROYO, REGIONAL EXECUTIVE CHEF OF  NEIMAN MARCUS

ALAN CAMPOS ARROYO, REGIONAL EXECUTIVE CHEF OF NEIMAN MARCUS

  SOOZEE NGUYEN, CHEF OWNER OF  THE WILD CHIVE

SOOZEE NGUYEN, CHEF OWNER OF THE WILD CHIVE

  EARVIN LOPEZ, OWNER OF  VEGAN BY VICTORIA'S

EARVIN LOPEZ, OWNER OF VEGAN BY VICTORIA'S


2018 SOCAL VEGFEST VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPETITION INFORMATION

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

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