Best in Show

Kate Brown took home 1st Place honors, as voted on by the 100+ people who came out to Union Pool last night for our 2nd Annual Cupcake Cookoff!  Her Rogue Porter Chocolate Cake with salted Caramel Icing was almost as big a winner as all the people who came out, and got to eat free homemade cupcakes from over 25 entrants.  Here are the official winners…

Best in Show (as voted on by the people):

#1 Kate Brown Rogue Porter Chocolate Cake with salted Caramel Icing
#2 Talia Javid Basil and Chocolate (two separate entries)

The judges awards, after the jump…
Plain Flavor

#1 Connie and Kelly’s Fresh Strawberry
#2 Kate and Sarah’s Chocolate Blackberry Swirl with Chocolate
Buttercream Frosting

Plain Decoration

#1 Larry Link’s Rainbow Red Velvet
#2 Erynn Sosinski’s Chocolate Beet with Picsachio Frosting

Exotic Flavor

#1 Alex’s Gingerbread w/ Tahitian Vanilla
#2 Kate Brown’s Rogue Porter Chocolate Cake with salted Caramel Icing

Exotic Decoration

#1 Lila’s Dirt Cupcake
#2 Nicole Lorenti’s Ice Cream Cones
Thanks to all the judges: Nichell from Cupcakes Take the Cake, Pastry Chef Indira Weigand, Comedian Anne Carr, and Pastor Ann Kansfeld from the Greenpoint Church Food Bank.  Thanks to Union Pool for hosting, and most importantly thanks to our competitors for baking, and the crowd from coming out, judging, eating cupcakes, and most of all donating over $130 to a great cause.  With our match, the Cupcake Cookoff raised a total of $274 for the Greenpoint Food Bank!

More photos from the event, recipes, and of course, tons of cupcake porn (!!!) will be coming soon.  In the meantime, check out this post that went up this morning on Blondie & Brownie and Fine and Furious Life

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