Remember last year when I served as a Celebrity Judge for Miami’s Top Cupcake Challenge? Well, the time has come again for this sweet contest. Do you think you have what it takes to make Miami’s most delectable cupcake? Now is the time for your big, baking reveal at the 2nd Annual Contest, being held at The Shops at Sunset Place. Now through Fri., Nov. 4, local residents are invited to submit recipes for their original cupcake concepts. The Challenge will kick off the 2nd Annual “How Sweet It is…A Taste of The Holidays,” a decadent tasting celebration on the evening of Thursday, December 8 to benefit Neighbors 4 Neighbors.
Miami’s Top Cupcake Challenge invites local residents to submit an original recipe of their favorite cupcake concept. A selection committee will review the recipe submissions and select a limited few to compete. The finalists will be asked to prepare their cupcake concept, which will then be judged live at The Shops at Sunset Place on Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. The competition will be hosted by local food editors, anchor/reporters and various local celebrity guest judges.
As we gear up for our premier event, How Sweet It Is…A Taste Of The Holidays, residents have an opportunity to share their delicious cupcake recipes as part of this great dessert-filled celebration. Cupcakes are wildly popular right now and they were an obvious choice for our dessert-themed competition at The Shops at Sunset Place. — Claudia Marquez, director of mall marketing
The panel of celebrity judges will sample the cupcakes and base the winning decision on taste, creativity and presentation during the special competition. One finalist will be selected to win a $200 Simon American Express Gift Card and have his or her photo taken to be featured as the winner of “The Cupcake Challenge” in SOMI Magazine.
Recipes for “Miami’s Top Cupcake Challenge” can be submitted to The Shops at Sunset Place Management Office, 5701 Sunset Drive Suite 350, South Miami, FL 33143, Attn: “The Cupcake Challenge” or via email to CMarquez@simon.com. Entries must include the name of the cupcake creation, brief written concept description, ingredients and cooking instructions. The entrant’s name, address, phone number and email address must also be included. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 4, 2011. For additional information, visit www.simon.com or call (305) 663-0482.