Thursday, September 16, 2010

Attention Bakers! Submit YOUR Best Cupcake Recipe in Miami's Top Cupcake Challenge!

Do you think you have what it takes to make Miami's most delectable cupcake? Show off your baking skills by entering "Miami's Top Cupcake Challenge" at The Shops at Sunset Place. Now through Fri., Oct. 22, local residents are invited to submit recipes for their original cupcake concepts. 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 Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 at 2pm. The competition will be hosted by Kathy Martin, Miami Herald Food Editor; Marybel Rodriguez, CBS4 anchor/reporter; Jewel Figueras, Miami Fashion and Style Examiner blogger and Letty Alvarez, baker and owner of LA Sweets.

"As we gear up for our premier event, How Sweet It Is, residents have an opportunity to share their delicious cupcake recipes as part of this great dessert-filled celebration," said Claudia Marquez, director of mall marketing at The Shops at Sunset Place. "Cupcakes are so popular right now and they were an obvious choice for our dessert-themed competition at The Shops at Sunset Place."

The panel of celebrity judges will sample the cupcakes and base the winning decision on taste, creativity and presentation during a special competition. One finalist will be selected to win a $100 Simon American Express Gift Card and have his or her photo taken to be featured as the winner of "Miami's Top Cupcake Challenge" in SOMI Magazine. The winner will also receive four complimentary tickets to attend "How Sweet It Is," to be publicly recognized as the winner.

"How Sweet It Is" is a delicious tasting celebration that will take place on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010 at 6:30pm to benefit local charities. South Florida restaurants, vendors and caterers will transform the mall into a paradise of tasty treats and gourmet delights. The event will feature lavish displays of all-you-can-eat desserts, live entertainment and a kid zone with family-friendly activities such as cookie decorating, trail-mix creation station and more.

Recipes for "Miami's Top Cupcake Challenge" can be submitted to The Shops at Sunset Place Management Office, 5701 Sunset Drive Ste 350, South Miami, FL 33143, Attn: "Miami's Top Cupcake Challenge" or via email to Entries must include the name of their 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 5pm on Fri., Oct. 22, 2010. For detailed contest rules and additional information, visit or call (305) 663-0482.

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