Cupcake Camp OC 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunday, JustJenn and I loaded up her mini-van for our own Mobile Truck. This wasn't Kogi, but it did have cupcakes and a kid's car seat. We were rockin' as we drove and drove down to Irvine for the first CupcakeCampOC!

Cupcake Camp OC - JustJenn's Baby Cupcakes
JustJenn brought dozens of sleeping baby cupcakes...a delicious Ovaltine cupcake is beneath this sleeping baby.

Cupcake Camp OC - Entries for the Cupcake Competition
The assortment of cute "Most Childhood Inspired" cupcakes ready for judging (both pro and amateur)

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The professional bakeries set up their displays around the room, and the amateur cupcakes were brought out every 30 minutes to other tables. You were given tickets to get three pro cupcakes and unlimited amateur cupcakes. And damn, people attacked the amateur cupcakes. JustJenn and I brought ours out at 4:30 and in 30 seconds they were GONE. It was pure madness.

Cupcake Camp OC - Judges Cupcake Camp OC - It was crowded. Super crowded.
A panel of judges ate a zillion entries for the professional and amateur entries. I didn't enter the contest, just donated cupcakes. However, JustJenn came in second in the amateur division in the Childhood Inspired category. Awesome!

See all those people? It got even more crowded this this! Lots of people have the love for the cupcake. And the best part? The event raised a lot of money to fight human trafficking. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers who made the event a success! Can't wait for the Los Angeles Cupcake Camp!

Cupcake Camp OC - Food Librarian's Cupcakes
I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. It's an Ina Garten recipe, and the Barefoot Contessa always has great recipes. And notice the fun silver dragees on top...shipped to me out of the forbidden area of Los Angeles...thanks Mary!!

Barefoot Contessa Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
(I did not put chopped peanuts on my cupcakes)
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Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun event and such gorgeous looking cupcakes.

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

that's a cool event -- i'm all about the chocolate and peanut butter too

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

That looks like one of the most fun ways I can think to spend a day!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said... [Reply to comment]

Good job Just Jenn.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

wow!! i want to go there just to try all the different flavors!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

omigosh...i love the sleepover cupcakes...I have made those before with a friend too. I want to be a judge!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Um, wow! I'm really not sure I could have handled all that sugar. Nice job JustJenn!

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