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Vancouver’s 1st Cupcake Challenge

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT
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Vancouver’s first Cupcake Challenge is taking over the Roundhouse in Yaletown on Sunday June 20th, filling it with sprinkles, frosting, and some healthy competition.

Photo credit: Aaron Landry on Flickr

What Vancouver’s 1st Cupcake Challenge
Who Various cupcakes bakers and businesses in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
Where Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown
When June 20th, 2010 from 11:00am – 3:30pm

The event is free for the public, $50 for vendors table before June 4th ($75 following June 4th, 2010). Vendors must have an operating business license and be able to provide samples for judging. Contact Nicole[at] for more information.

Vancouver’s the perfect town for a cupcake competition as a) there are plenty of foodies around b) we’ve kept Cupcakes in business, and now they have their own reality series c) we’ve hosted CupcakeCamp.

The competition itself will have a panel of judges who will decide the Best Exhibitor Cupcake and there will also be a People’s Choice Award for the Best Cupcake. Each will have two categories for both chain and non-chain cupcake vendors.

Cupcake bakers from across the Lower Mainland are invited to take part by showcasing their creations, services, products and other promotional material.

It will combine a bake-off with a tradeshow for all things cupcake. Pass this along to someone you know someone in the cupcake or baking business and be sure to stop by for the challenge on the 20th.

Update June 17, 2010 As confirmed by one of the organizers in the comments below, there will be cupcake samples to purchase at the event on Sunday.

Current contests on


  1. If this isn’t the event for me (to attend) I don’t know what is!!! Who doesn’t love cupcakes…not to mention I always compare my dating skills to the way I bake cupcakes…it’s always a case of under or overestimation…maybe these vendors can feed me AND teach me 😛

  2. Mijune says:

    Thanks so much for putting this up! It will be a fun event for all ages. Hope to see you there as well.


  3. Mom604 says:

    I love cupcakes!

  4. How disappointing that they would choose to schedule this on Father’s Day! Why would the organizers do that?! This event just doesn’t really scream Fun Activity To Share With Your Dad to me…

    Totally would have gone if it was any other day. Gah.

  5. Nicole says:

    We appreciate your concern with regards to the event scheduled on Father’s Day! The Yaletown Roundhouse was completely booked this Summer, and we wanted to ensure that our guests had this great opportunity during the Wedding Season. How about picking up some fresh cupcakes before your Father’s Day celebrations?

    Hope you can join us for future events!


  6. Jen says:

    Will there be cupcakes for sale there as well or only viewing the competition/sampling?

  7. Nicole says:

    Hi Jen!

    All companies will have cupcakes for public sampling, and most (if not all) will have cupcakes available for sale. Hope that helps!


  8. T. Burd says:

    Best idea for a competition ever! (Although maybe there should be a door prize of a free gym membership after sampling all of the entries.)

  9. Emily says:

    Will there be cupcakes for sale there as well or only viewing the competition/sampling?

  10. Randy says:

    I know this lovely young lady that makes amazing baked creations, some with a healthy twist(whole wheat/gluten free/lactose free).

    I think she is going to be at this competition, check out her blog and encourage her to join, you won’t be disappointed!!/pages/how-sweet-it-is-Leanne-Bakes/120682731299841?ref=ts

  11. Jen says:

    Is there a list of the bakers that will be attending?

  12. Hi Jen, I’m Mijune – one of the organizers for the event.

    There will be cupcakes to sample and buy that day.

    The list of bakers participating can be found at out event website:

    We hope to see you all this Sunday!

  13. connie says:


    Every one has heard of hot dog eating contests, but we have a new twist on that…the first ever Cupcake Eating Contest at the Baker’s Market in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2 pm. The goal of this event is to have a lot of fun while supporting your local community bakers while donating to BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. for more info.

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