In the last 6 months we’ve had a Vancouver Cupcake Challenge, Bake for the Quake, Vancouver Cupcake Bike Ride, and now the city will see the return of the Vancouver Cupcake Throwdown.
This annual event will take place February 16, 2012 at The Chapel and will benefit H.A.V.E. Culinary Training Society in the Downtown Eastside. H.A.V.E. “has been changing lives by training and placing employment barriered individuals in BC Restaurant and Food Association sanctioned kitchens since 2007.” This non-profit hosts a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch, and they do catering as well.
I received an email from the event’s organizer, Stephanie, who said she’s having a hard time recruiting bakers. I’d love to help her get more challengers for this event that supports such a worth cause. If you’re a cupcake baker (just at home or as part of your business) consider contacting Stephanie. There’s room for 20 competitors.
You can witness this cupcake baking challenge from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on February 16th. The $10 admission (donation) gets you 5 tastings and additional tasting tickets are available for $1 each. Each audience member will receive a ballot on which to rate the cupcakes. A fan-favourite winner will be crowned in several categories and prizes will be awarded.
Update My friend Keira-Anne has thrown her hat into the ring. Read her post here.