Okay, the event isn't taking place in Orange County, and, okay, it mainly involves cupcakeries based in Los Angeles, but it'd be remiss of me not to tell our sweet-toothed readers about it.
Sponsored by Nesquik and held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel this Sunday, March 29 (1-4pm), the LA Cupcake Challenge will showcase the delicacies of around 20 local cupcake shops and web-order businesses. The gluttonous attendees get to taste them and decide who bakes the best traditional and non-traditional cakes.
Of SoCal's two best-known bakeries, SusieCakes, which has a Newport Beach location, will be taking part, but Sprinkles won't.
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An afternoon spent cramming your face with cake, plus coffee and Nesquik milkshake, might sound like bliss... until you realize you have to fork out $40 for a ticket.
On the other hand, it's twenty bucks cheaper than last year's sell-out event, which involved wine (wine + cake = bad idea).
And, somehow, the prospect of getting our laughing gear around the PB&J creations of the delightfully named Oinkster café is—to quote that famous tagline—priceless.
For tickets, CLICK HERE.