January 27, 2012
Put your best cupcakes forward, then compete against the pros

Pinkdelicious.jpg You say you make the best cupcakes in town? Here's a chance to prove it.

Kristy DeVaney, the creative force behind the popular Cakegrrl food blog, is doing a shout-out to amateur cooks around town.

The challenge: Make a three- to five-minute video that shows why your cupcakes are tops. Upload it to Youtube and submit it to by April 1. The next day, 10 entries will be posted online, for voting by viewers. Then, on June 23, three finalists will go cupcake-to-cupcake against a trio of professional bakers at the 10th annual Sacramento Chef Challenge

"We're looking for amateurs who bake for fun," DeVaney said on the phone this morning. The contest will ultimately help raise funds for Inalliance, "a nonprofit organization that supports people with developmental disabilities" (

For contest rules, more details and to see sample videos, go to or Or email DeVaney at

DeVaney is a member of Sacramento Connect, a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers hosted by the Sacramento Bee. Visit them at

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