WE LOVE Sprinkles for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is their continued generosity in giving back to communities all over the U.S. Â And so, yes, I DO agree when they call themselves “the worldâ€™s first cupcakes-only bakery”. Â And they taste damn good too. Â Anyway, Sprinkles announced the winner of Candaceâ€™s Cupcake Challenge, a recipe contest that invited DCâ€™s elementary students to submit cupcake recipes to be sold in Sprinklesâ€™ Georgetown bakery.
Three finalists were chosen by Candace Nelson, Sprinkles founder and judge on Food Networkâ€™s â€œCupcake Wars,â€ and were sold at Sprinkles Georgetown from April 27 to May 3. Every cupcake sold counted as a vote for that cupcake. The finalists were: a â€œBrownie Sundae Sur-PRIZEâ€ with a decadent chocolate cake filled with candied cherries and a vanilla butter cream frosting from Nayamka Longâ€™s second grade class at Creative Minds, a â€œChurros Cupcakeâ€ from Jo-Anne Hurlstonâ€™s fourth grade class at Elsie Whitlow Stokes includes cinnamon cake with chocolate dulce de leche filling and cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and a â€œBipartisan Cupcakeâ€ with blue velvet cake and strawberry cream cheese frosting from Elaina Mixonâ€™s special education class at Simon Elementary School. All three of these schools will receive a monetary donation for their participation.
After a week of cupcake eating excitement, the Bipartisan Cupcake emerged the clear winner and will receive a $1,000 cash donation to the school. There was a tight race for second and third place with the Churro Cupcake ranking second and the Brownie Sundae Sur-PRIZE a close third. The second and third place schools will receive cash donations to the school for $500 and $250 respectively.