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Local bakeries battle for best cupcake

Posted: May 10, 2011 3:00 p.m.
Updated: May 10, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The city of Santa Clarita's top bakeries will battle for cupcake supremacy in Cupake Wars, set for 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in Old Town Newhall during the farmers market.

The bakeries participating are Cup My Cakez, Carmela Louise Cafe with Victorian Tea Time, The Cupcake Tree and Lady Di's Cookies.

The competing bakeries will frost it out to create a cupcake that reflects the Amgen Tour of California Professional Cycling Race. Cupcakes will be judged on taste, originality and presentation.

The winning cupcake will be featured as the "Taste of Santa Clarita" at the Amgen Tour of California VIP tent on Sunday, May 22.

The city of Santa Clarita serves as the Final Stage Start for this year's race.

"Some of the best bakeries in Southern California are here in Santa Clarita and the Cupcake Wars is a great way to showcase the talents of our local businesses," said Mayor Marsha McLean, who will serve as one of the judges for the competition.

Mayor Pro-Tem Laurie Ender will serve has the event's emcee. The competing bakeries will also sell their baked goods as part of the weekly farmers market, which runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The farmers market takes place on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.


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