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Are You Ready for a THROWDOWN?!

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Picture Perfect Cakes will be joining a whole boatload of cupcake artists at Cafe Deux Soleil on Commerical Drive for their 2nd Cupcake Throwdown.

This is such an awesome event and we were super stoked to be a part of it last year.  Basically, a whole bunch of bakers (professional and amateur) get together to duke it out for a good cause.  The Throwdown raises money for H.A.V.E., which is a culinary training program for employment challenged people from the downtown eastside and Strathcona.

The H.A.V.E. website says “The purpose of H.A.V.E. Culinary Training Society is to source persons with challenges to employment through social and employment service providers in the downtown eastside and Strathcona. To teach them culinary skills in an actual work environment, where food is served to real customers, and places those who successfully complete the training into stable employment with members of the BC Restaurant and Food Association.”

Now, if this isn’t a perfect fit for charity for cupcake bakers to support, I don’t know what is…OK, there are lots of great causes that I can think of, but you have to admit that this one is pretty darn good.

The general public are the judges and there are prizes for the best taste and the best presentation.  I even hear that at least one prize (not sure what it will be a prize for) is a basket with at least one of each cupcake from that night.  Yummmm-o.

All you need to do to get involved is show up, pay $10 admission, taste the cupcakes and vote.  Now…of course we are all for the best cupcake winning, but if that happens to be our cupcake, we wouldn’t complain (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean).