Bella Cupcake Couture

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baked with LOVE and a lot of (Hope) Heart!

Bella Cupcake Couture owes the biggest thank you for the success of our first annual CupcakeCamp Seattle has to go to all the fabulous bakers who participated in the first annual CupcakeCamp Seattle. Nearly 70 bakers donated 5,000 cupcakes to feed the hungry Seattle crowds. For all the details about how much we raised and additional event overview, visit HERE.

We were very impressed by some very creative and beautifully designed cupcakes on display. Here is a breakdown of the competition winners, some honorable mentions.

Most Unique Ingredients

1st: NY Cupcakes / Limoncello with Raspberry drizzle.
2nd: Rocket Queens /"War Pig" Chocolate cake, smoky chipotle, bacon; topped with white chocolate buttercream and candied bacon.
Honorable mention: Kimm of Spitfire- Kimm-chi (Korean pickled cabbage) with grated carrot, zucchini and ginger frosting. Sweetened with agave nectar.

Best Seattle:

1st: : Bella Bella Cupcakes / Pacific NW Sustainable Granola NY
2nd: NY Cupcakes /Orca Whales and salmon
Honorable Mention: Rocket Queen Cupcakes / Unhappy Hipster

1st: Immortal Bakery / Banana with Honey and Cinnamon
2nd: Kimm of Spitfire / Vegan delight Banana-Orama (not pictured)

Most Unique Ingredient
1st: Tina Campbell / Strawberry Pop Rock
2nd: Ronnie Porter and Nicole Lucas / The TCB Velvet Elvis (currently not pictured)
A banana, chocolate chip cupcake with peanute butter frosting and a slice of bacon on top. A treat the King would have surley loved.
Honorable Mention: Anisha Hathiramani, Rootbeer Float

Best Seattle:
Ani and Amber Butler / Uptight Seattleite
2nd: Melynda O'Brien Captivating Creations/ Ferry, Orca, Seattle scene
Honorable Mention: Vicki Bushnell / Destination Seattle

1st: Teigan Walker / Red Goat- Chocolate beet cake with goats cheese frosting and candied beet.

2nd: Jana Bailey-Bailey-Hessler (The Cake Diva) / Vegan Chocolate Mocha

Best Tasting/Design Kids
1st Choice: ? Unknown, Space Needle with Whale;
2nd Choice Tie between Jazzmyn & Tycie Engberg

So many great cupcakes, it was very difficult for the judges to choose. Other cupcake flavors included: Tree Hugger Apple (JavaCupcake), Caramel Popcorn (, Lemon Kelley (Kelley Brackett), Caramel Snickerdoodle (Devon Bushnell), Mexican Hot Chocolate with Fresh Banana and Vanilla Caramel (Goodies Bake Shop), 5-Spice Parsnip (Heidi Phillips), Savory Breakfast with bacon and truffles (Marian Macapiniac), Brown Butter Bliss (Deb Vasseur), Cupcake Pops (Confection Concoctions) and so many more. Photo of: Old Time Mariners- by Justine Bushnell

The Most Adorable goes to.....

Our wonderful CupcakeCamp Seattle judges (Jessie Oleson of, Melody Biringer of CRAVE Seattle, Keren Brown of Frantic Foodie, Jackie Shaffer of, Kelley Moore of Kelley Moore Creative Media and Sue Keller, Hope Heart/Dietician), the Trophy Cupcakes skirt model, and our three fast eating cupcake contestants (Gergo the Great, Jeannette the Crumb Crusher and Billy the Fridge (Champion: ate 6 cupcakes provided by Wink Cupcakes in 1 min 30 sec).

Bella Cupcake Couture thanks you again for participating in the first annual CupcakeCamp Seattle. We hope to be a part of your beautiful cupcake creations in the future. See you next year. Cheers! Carrie

To view more CupcakeCamp Seattle photos visit:

Barbie Hull Photography: HERE
username: cupcakecamp
password: 10107


  1. It looks A-MAZING. Congratulations! VERY sad I couldn't be there...

  2. We missed you there! It was so amazing-- what a big turnout!

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