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Winners of the Toronto Birthday Cupcake Bake-Off Contest

March 16, 2009
Cupcakes by Juanita Koo
Winner of the Grand Prize

The Torontoist held a birthday cupcake bake-off to find the winner of the best cupcakes that best described the Canadian city of Toronto. The winning entry belonged to Juanita Koo.

“Toronto cannot be expressed in just one cupcake; it is such a colorful multi-cultural city, lots to see, do and eat, accessible, fun and interesting. Here is a counter clockwise tour of my rainbow cupcakes starting from the top left: The Airport: an international airport where everyplace is accessible; High Park: a huge park right in the middle of the city; Music and drinks all across town; Rogers Centre and the CN Tower; Cabs everywhere: you never have to call them!; The TTC streetcar: easy to get around; The Beaches in the east end: volleyball and blue flag beaches; The 401 highway takes you to Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, and many more!; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; City Hall; Chinatown: always good dim sum!; and bicycles everywhere in the city.”

The other cupcake entries were equally original, elaborate and included the Toronto night sky, the transit system and it’s multiculturalism. One entrant went on to describe what she INTENDED to bake since she had no baking experience whatsoever but had spent two (2) hours trying to create something she was ill-equipped to bake. Her entry was designed to serve as a “warning” to those with the delusions who dare enter a cupcake contest without baking skills or experience.

You can see the rest of the Toronto cupcake entries here.

UPDATE: What a small world! I just ran into the contest winner Juanita Koo on Twitter! Here’s a link to her “Sweet Things” blog + website.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Toronto Corporate Housing permalink
    March 16, 2009 3:36 pm

    I have very big memorabilia (12 years) attached with Toronto. Thanks for posting the part of the winning entry. The city is as vivid as your website!

  2. Sweet Things permalink
    March 16, 2009 2:10 am

    Thanks for blogging about my cupcakes! I had so much fun creating them – what a fun contest! Juanita

  3. Ann On and On... permalink
    March 16, 2009 1:45 am

    Those are amazing…just like the city!

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