Cupcake Win!

by Ruby on June 29, 2010

What do you do with cupcakes gone awry? Judge them, of course! (And then eat them.)

Luckily, all the cupcake contest entries from Saturday’s event were utterly wrecktastic (it’s a good thing, I promise). The entries trickled in during a hilarious slide show of some of Jen and her husband’s favorite Cake Wrecks, followed by an illuminating q & a. Did you know, for instance, that Jen Yates has another blog?

Shortly thereafter, the contest got underway. I snapped pictures of some of my favorites:

Cake Rex. Oh so clever.

Who knew a cupcake could look so much like… a cake??

Or a bunny?? Hold on a second… that’s not cake.

And a miniature cupcake cake. That’s got to be a tea saucer it’s sitting on. Tiny.

My humble entry held up better than I expected, and survived a very perilous drive through Pasadena. It also appears in the official Cake Wrecks post on the event, which basically made my day.

(It’s a tiger. I promise.)

Here’s a shot of all the wrecks!

Thanks to everyone who entered, everyone did an amazing job. There are some pretty amazing decorators in Pasadena, apparently – re-creating a wreck is harder than it looks! The winners of the competition walked away with fabulous prizes, including a carrot-jockey necklace and Wreck-inspired pins. Look at them, posing with their Wrecks!

So cute. Unfortunately I didn’t get a good picture of the winning cupcake, but you can check it out on the Cake Wrecks blog. It is pretty hilarious, and very well done. Especially the censor bars.

It was an extremely successful event, over all, and left you all with a very happy (and sugar-coma’ed) blogger.

Mmmm, cupcakes. That absolutely delightful red velvet specimen was provided by Linda, of Sweet Art Cupcakes. She brought us some of the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen, and in copious amounts.

I hear the Strawberry was incredible, as well.

Anyway, a big thanks to everyone who came, plus special mention to our lovely ladies of cake: Jen Yates and Cake Wrecks, Linda and Sweet Art Cupcakes, and Connie, our events host (who picked this one up last minute so I could take pictures).

See you all next time for more sugary madness!