I attended the Seussalicious Cupcake Conference in Salt Lake City at the beautiful Grand America hotel this past month. It was an amazing conference for a group of Twitter/Bloggers who love cupcakes. It was great to meet faces of blogs I've read or people I've tweeted with. (Like meeting @LivingtheScream who realized I was her mom's neighbor and Emily Hill from "Is this Really My Life", see her post on #CupcakeConf). I also loved all the raffle giveaways and swag from different cupcake companies (and more listed on this site) and I can't wait to book the Fotofly session for my newborn. See more #cupcakeconf pics on my flickr stream to the right.
They also had a cupcake decorating contest. They gave all the attendees a cupcake, bowls of pretty pastel frosting, a variety of tips and sprinkle elements then let everyone start designing. I created it just to have fun, not thinking I had a chance because after all, there were real bakers in the group and I loved all the other colorful designs. When the pastry chef picked my cupcake as the winner I was surprisingly shocked. I won a fun cupcake decorating kit from Orson Gygi (the kitchen supply store).
Seussalicious Cupcake designed by Grand America's Pastry Chef.
Ok, I have to confess. I was so excited I could not bring myself to eat it that night. #1 - it had too much frosting to eat it and #2 - I tried to take pictures of the cupcake but you couldn't really see the details and I wanted to show it to my mom who was at home tending the new baby, so..... do you want to know what happened to this prize winning cupcake? I put it in the small groove of my dashboard for the ride home and while I was rounding the corner of the 1-80 spaghetti bowl the snowman flew across the dashboard and splattered into the windshield. Oh man! I was not happy. I was only minutes from home and had saved it all night just to show my mom. I think I needed that to happen to help humble my winning ego. When I walked in the door I thanked her for watching the kids and told her I won the contest. She asked if I brought the cupcake home to show her and I said, "I already ate it," too embarassed to tell her what really happened.