Monday, March 18, 2013

Cupcake Wars and the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival

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"Aloha Cupcakes"

While attending the 2012 Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival's
"Cuisines of the Stars:  A Magical Journey of Food and Culture"
I was surprised to find out, I'd be enjoying part of "Cupcake Wars"


Yes, that Cupcake Wars!


With my event ticket, I was ready to eat!


Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa
and
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina
served as venue hosts


See What Jay Eats...


As you enter the festival grounds,
(I mean, beach)
you can't miss the 
 Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival / Cupcake Wars
show piece

That and the camera crew too...

The festival was set-up on the beach
at the Aulani and Ihilani.

Lots of great chefs and incredible food!
So many chefs from Southern California 
participating at this event, I felt at home.


Now back to the cupcakes...

This is what a thousand cupcakes looks like...


Roasted Pork Cupcake

All of the flavors worked well


Funny how a camera crew can keep
people away from cupcakes...

But that didn't stop me!


Nice White Chocolate Oyster Shell


Nice variety of colors and decorations


Loved the Chocolate Cake
and the caramel topping

This was this my favorite!

I can see why she won Cupcake Wars!


With the Winner of Cupcake Wars
"Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival"

Erieka "Bubba" McGee
Owner of Bubba Sweets
in Huntington Beach, California

She did a nice job with the flavors
and the show piece was a show stopper.
As a marketer, you'd want a show piece
to stands out in a crowd.
Great tasting cupcakes didn't hurt either.
Her cupcakes fit right in with the food
prepared by the talented chefs participating at the event. 


Now that I'm sugared up,
time to get this food fest started...

Read my food post of the event here

It was a beautiful event with lots of food,
drinks, entertainment, meeting new people,
chefs, and seeing old friends too.


I wanted to get another cupcake...
But the production lights were turned off and the
camera crew packed up.

You wouldn't believe how fast those
cupcakes flew off the display...
lol


I'm looking forward to the 2013
Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival
September 1 - 8, 2013

For more information



Mahalo!



NOTE:  I was a guest of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau,
Oahu Visitors Bureau, and their partners.
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.



Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©JayTerauchi

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