Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge

1000 Cupcakes 2013


Vegan Cupcakes

for Charity

CUPCAKE FLAVORS:  For future ordering!  (Note: Scroll to bottom of page for bakery links.)

**Winners in each category are the Judges’ Favorites from Saturday’s event. The People’s Choice Awards were determined by your votes (on-line throughout the week + paper votes submitted at the event).

1.EMILY WEBBER Healthy Family

1) Oil-Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Mint Buttercream

WINNER! Healthy/Oil Free Category;  Runner-up for Classic & Creative; 3rd Place: People’s Choice


2.Sassy Sweets by Monique:

1) Raspberry Passion fruit WINNER!  Fresh & Fruity Category

2) Chocolate Habanero

3) Pancake Cupcake w/ Maple Frosting & Fakin’ Bakin  *special mention: this tasted just like a pancake!

4) Chocolate Habanero w/ Maple frosting



1) Hummingbird Cupcake-(bananas, pineapple, pecans, cinnamon) w/ pineapple cream-cheese frosting

2) Cardamom Carrot Cupcakes with Candied Carrot- and cardamom cream cheese frosting

WINNER!  Nuts ‘n Nuggets Category


4. Angelfood Vegan Treats  *Special mention: these cupcakes were very nicely decorated!

1. GF Citrus + Olive Oil Cupcake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Cream

2. GF Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Cupcake

3. GF/Oil- Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcake

4. GF Pink Lemonade Cupcake *natural ‘pink’ from beets: very creative! 



1 GF apple rhubarb cupcake with a strawberry frosting

2. GF/ Oil-Free/ NSA oil-free chocolate beet cupcake with vanilla fennel ganache  Runner Up: Very Veggie 

3. GF orange walnut cupcake with carrot frosting


6. Sun Flour Baking Co.   GF Orange Dreamsicle   WINNER!  Classic & Creative and Gluten-Free; 3rd Place: People’s Choice


7. The Plum Café  GF Sno-ball Cupcake WINNER!  People’s Choice Award


8. 24K    24Karat cupcake with sweet potato frosting (oil-free) *gold glitter dust was a nice touch on these!


9.  Pushkins

1. GF Carrot cupcake with cinnamon & walnuts, buttercream frosting

2. GF Peanut butter banana Cupcake (carmelized bananas) Runner Up: Classic & Creative; 3rd Place: People’s Choice


10. Sweet Stuff

1. Lemon Avocado-Lemon cupcake with creamy avocado butter cream *creative creamy & tangy flavor combo!

2. Chocolate Raspberry- Chocolate chocolate chip cake filled with raspberry compote and topped with chocolate ganache

Runner Up: Fresh & Fruity

3. Root Beer Float-Root beer cupcake with vanilla butter cream and a cherry on top *could really taste the rootbeer!


11. Tower Bridge

1.  Chocolate Dipped Almond Cupcake *Agave Syrup & chocolate, but otherwise NSA

2.  Cinnamon Carrot Cupcake  WINNER!  Very Veggie Category;  Runner Up: People’s Choice 


12.  Dalila’s  *so many yummy flavor combos!

1.  Zucchini Cupcake w/ Cinnamon Drizzle

2.  Rhubarb Cupcake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

3.  GF Zucchini Cupakes w/ Caramel Drizzle

4.  Caramel Pear Spiced Cupcakes w/ Caramel Spiced frosting

5.  Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Coming April 6th to Tower Bridge Bistro,

Embassy Suites Hotel 100 Capitol Mall

(near Tower Bridge in Old Sacramento)

2:00-5:00 p.m.

*featuring mini-concert by

special guest singer/ songwriter

Kyle Vincent 

*special guest judge

Colleen Holland

co-founder & publisher of Veg News Magazine


Also featuring Cupcake Connoisseurs Extraordinaire: 

Jennifer Fearing , Senior State Director of The Humane Society of the United States, CA

 Tina Macuha of Good Day Sacramento

Gina Garcia of Yoga Across America & Yoga in the Park

The Vegan Cowgirl, Janice Daniels, Inside Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, and more!



 “Farm to Cupcake” 

Participating Bakers/ Bakeries: 

Chef Clay Purcell/ Tower Bridge Bistro 

Chef Raphael Kendall/ Capitol Garage 

Rey Ortega/ Sun Flour Bakery

& The Plum Cafe

Pushkin’s Bakery (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free)

Sassy Sweets by Monique

Dalila’s Cupcakery

Angelfood Vegan Treats

Sweet Stuff Cakery

Amberlee Wensmenn/24K Chocolate Cafe

Emily Webber/ The Healthy Family Diet

Melissa Sugar/Sugar Plum Vegan Bakery & Catering

Our Featured Charities:

Animal Place in Grass Valley

Animal Place Veganic Farm & CSA program

A Well-Fed World

St. John’s Shelter for Women & Children

Special Thank You to:

Garden Tower Project

Additional Thank Yous for prize donations:

Sticky Fingers Bakery & Veg News Magazine

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