Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ladies & Gentlemen...We have a winner!! Nostalgia Cupcakes & MollieCakes Win!

Despite a rainy, traffic-laden September evening in the District, the Cupcake Contest was a huge success!  A huge crowd fought the weather and the traffic (which was far worse than the weather) to mingle, meet and make new friends while cocktailing and cupcaking at the Washington Club.  The contestants rose to the occasion and provided the crowd with sweets to delight!  

And, without any further adieu the winners were:

Professional -
It was a tough race between MallowDrama and Nostalgia Cupcakes, but in the end - despite a late arrival... Nostalgia Cupcakes inched out MallowDrama.  I would highly recommend either of them.  Look for Nostalgia to open its storefront soon in Annapolis.  And, MallowDrama is already hard at work in nearby Reston, VA.

Amateur -
Miss Mollie O., of the recently launched Molliecakes, won among the amateur contestants - who went all out to present a tasty and delectable-looking cupcake spread.  A big round of applause to all the amateurs for such a serious competition!

A few more thanks to go around - particularly to the fantastic staff and members at the Washington Club.  The Washington Club is one of the most elegant and regal venues in the city - perfect for hosting DC's 1st Annual Cupcake Contest.  The Club Manager, Mr. Henrotte, and his delightful assistant, Amelia, were terrific to work with - and you can too!  Not only is the Club accepting memberships, but the venue is available for renting if you should want to host your own DC contest, wedding, or charity event.  Two other key players in pulling the event together were Mrs. Zigler and Mrs. Elliot, thanks to you ladies for all of your support!

And, now, please take a moment of silence and reverence to remember our wonderful judges, including our judge-at-large selected from the audience.  I believe each of them has just now begun to emerge from their cupcake coma!  After tasting nearly 30 cupcakes each, these ladies are my true heroes!  They were professional and serious, but also a very fun-loving crew.  You can expect more from them on the cupcake front in the future!
  • Stephanie Aspinwall of Ayr Hill Events (Wedding Planning)
  • Amy Cavanaugh, Food Blogger & Washington Blade contributor
  • Sarah Meyer Walsh, The District Domestic
  • Danielle Buckley of Delleicious DC
  • Tracey Schroeder, Professional Cupcake Taster and Co-founder of Uncorked DC
  • Audience Member Judge, the lovely lady from SOME - So Others Might Eat
To see the additional coverage of this event, please take a moment to peruse these postings:
Delleicious, Death by Cupcake and Pictures!
Ayr Hill Events: Cupcakes, The Day After
Greg's List: Pictures!


  1. Sounds like such a fun time! But then how can you NOT have fun when cupcakes are involved. :)

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