October 22, 2011


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This morning kicked off the 2011 CUPCAKE CAMP at BAR in New Haven, CT.
Now I know some of you are not from Connecticut, actually I know some of you are not even from the states… but if you happened to be visiting from the UK and you were in CT this weekend, BAR in New Haven was hosting the most fabulous event every, CUPCAKECAMP!

CupcakeCamp is a place where you can come for free and taste test local cupcakes for them professional and amateur bakers from all over the area born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment. {Check out CupcakeCamp.org for more details}

You bet that yours truly was there with my official judging cap on and cupcakes in both hands! I was in the judges den voting on different categories that each baker decided to enter their cupcakes into. 

Cupcake Wars doesn't have anything on ME!!!
Boy was I in for a sugar-rush. 7 Cupcakes entered into the Professional Prettiest category, over 15 cupcakes entered into the Professional's 'Best In Show' category {which we taste tested} and over 60+ different cupcakes entered into the amateur 'Best In Show' category.... of which, yes {we taste tested each and every one}.

What tremendous work everyone had put into their baking and it showed through every cupcake in this competition. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you, thank you to all who participated as each and every cupcake was delicious and displayed beautifully.

Here are some quick shots I was able to snap before heading to the judges table to get to work. Break out the elastic waistband pants...you're going to need them.
Everyone's setting up for the action
Vanilla and Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry jam and
Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
"It's 5 o'clock Somewhere" Cupcakes
Beautiful Fall Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream Frosting
Oreo Cookie Cupcakes with a Surprise in the Middle
S'more Cupcakes
Reeses Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Key Lime Pie Cupcakes
Pina Colada Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
The first round on 'Best in Show'
Best in Show Winner: Sushi Cupcakes
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ganache Cupcake
Sunset Cuppies
Little Monsters
Red Velvet with Buttercream Spiders
Bakers came from all over to share their delicious treats and love for cuppies:
Little Monster Cupcakes  specializing in wheat free, dairy free, vegan and mostly organic cupcakes!
Cupcake Tower : They don't just have Cupcake Towers...they even have Cake Pop Towers and a great assortment of ribbons to dress up your tower.
BAKERELLA's cake pop ideas are amazing and extremely creative. 
Bacon and Glitter is bringing a lot of mini cuppies!!!!
Cupcake Swirl is a "sweet, chic and unique retail boutique." They have so many unique products for baking!
Sweet Confections by Amanda offers a variety of sweet treats, including cupcakes, cakes, and much more.
Pink Sprinkles Stop on by their store for a sweet treat!
Sweet Maria's was featured in The Connecticut Magazine's "Best of Connecticut 2010: Food and Drink" for their cookies!
Mr. D's Cupcakes, Candy, Ice Cream and Toys customers asked them to join in the cupcake fun at camp...and boy are we sure glad that they did!!!
The Cupcake Truck of New Haven  Do you want to know where the cupcake truck is today?? 
Alyssa's Cakery will be bringing 4 dozen cuppy's! !
Lucky Girl Bakery has all the delicious "made-to-order" treats you love.

Laura at cup.cake.CT , is back to share the cupcake love this year. Wait until you taste Laura's delicious, creative cupcakes!
Erin and I had such a great time!!!!
We had such a blast!!! Who wouldn't with a room filled with fabulous bakers, hundreds of cupcakes and lots and lots of milk. Great Saturday afternoon.

Last year….

CupcakeCamp New Haven organizers Kelli Iassogna, of Kelli's Cakes, and Lauren Paup, of Sweet Lilly Bakery talked about CupcakeCamp on Good Morning Connecticut! Look for Kelli again this year on the news talking about this wonderful event.

Have more questions about CupcakeCamp New Haven? Email them! cupcakecampnewhaven@gmail.com.  


Jenni said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like such hard "work" sampling and rating all those cupcakes!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Hi! Thanks for posting the awesome pictures! I just thought I'd let you know that the ones labeled "car bomb cupcakes" were actually snickerdoodle cupcakes (made by my Mom!) It was an awesome event!

Laura Jeanne said...

It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. Haha. Sarah, I am so sorry, I will change that right away. Your mom did a fabulous job, it really was a great day.
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

This looks like so much fun! I love all the pics and the cupcakes look amazing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

No way! What a small world. I am from CT. I went to school in a little town called Orange, not far from New haven. Do you know it ?
I need to go back and get enrolled in cupcake camp.
*kisses* HH

Ann said...

That is SO cool! You got to JUDGE? YOU are my hero!