NAG’s Cupcake Bake-Off Recap

I was honored to be asked to judge a Cupcake Bake-Off fundraiser for NAG a few weeks back and I actually delayed my vacation a day in order to attend.  Cupcakes in mass quantity totally beat vacations. It’s instant brain happiness.

From Left: Carmen, Hanna, Jen G (me), Diana

This is the second major “celebrity” judge opportunity I’ve had – the last one was the Halloween Dog Parade Costume Contest. I admit it’s starting to get to my head. The other judges were Ovenly’s head baker Hannah Duke, Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake, and Councilmember Diana Reyna.

The Cupcake Bake-Off was held in The Brooklyn Kitchen’s awesome event space and as the contestants filed in with their goodies, I was drooling. The colors, shapes, sizes – cupcake overload! Continue reading

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Sugar Sweets Festival Sunday 10/21 @ City Reliquary

sugar sweets festivalEat treats for City Reliquary!

Tomorrow, Sunday 10/21/12 from 10am-4pm is the 3rd Annual Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival at City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave).

Stuff your face at this gigantic bake sale and baking competition to raise money for City Reliquary, a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg.

Prizes will be awarded for Most Decadant Vegan, Best Sweet Slice, Best Booze-Infused…

There will also be live music and Henry O. Havemeyer will be there!

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East River Ferry SnacksThe East River Ferry is already the most pleasant and gorgeous commuting experience, and now it is the most delicious with a new snack bar run by Bench Marc Events. While Karen was making us a Housemade Egg Cream ($3), which blew my mind, she told me that everything on the menu is “made in Brooklyn,” including the McClure’s Potato Chips and the Butter Lane chocolate caramel cupcake we enjoyed on the short ride from Midtown to India St. They better put some extra large life preservers on the ferry!

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