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. And so, yes, I DO agree when they call themselves “the world’s first cupcakes-only bakery”. And they taste damn good too. Anyway, Sprinkles announced the winner of Candace’s Cupcake Challenge, a recipe contest that invited DC’s elementary students to submit cupcake recipes to be sold in Sprinkles’ Georgetown bakery.
Three finalists were chosen by Candace Nelson, Sprinkles founder and judge on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” 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 “Brownie Sundae Sur-PRIZE” with a decadent chocolate cake filled with candied cherries and a vanilla butter cream frosting from Nayamka Long’s second grade class at Creative Minds, a “Churros Cupcake” from Jo-Anne Hurlston’s fourth grade class at Elsie Whitlow Stokes includes cinnamon cake with chocolate dulce de leche filling and cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and a “Bipartisan Cupcake” with blue velvet cake and strawberry cream cheese frosting from Elaina Mixon’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.
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