I got to the front door 20 minutes early and the bouncers turned me away. (Yeah, it was a club that employed their bouncers for this event since alcohol was being served and it was 21+... but I kept picturing how amazing it would be for some fatty to lose control and require the bouncers to drag the swollen body out while they kicked and screamed and shoved cupcakes in their face.) Anyway, I was like 12th person in line, and I started in immediately. I eat as I walk, whereas most people save theirs in tupperware for later. Hoarding is out of control in this country.
|40 minutes into it, and I've destroyed all the cupcakes! Nobody else came close.|
|Still smiling as Annie captures my last bites.|
|Blurry, sweaty, puke-faced & finished.|
In total, there were 28 mini cupcakes at the competition. 2 of them were peanut butter, which I strongly dislike [a future post], so I skipped them. 2 of them were coconut, which I also dislike, but I still tried them (to be fair in judging). So, I ate 26 mini cupcakes (I usually shove the whole thing in my mouth, but they're probably 2 bites for most humans). Unless you've eaten that much sugar and fat in a short period of time before, you have no clue how intense it can be. Annie showed up about 35 minutes after the doors opened. I had 4 cupcakes left to eat. I'm pretty much a sugar consuming machine. I was only a little shaky, a little sweaty, and a little ready to dance around in a sugar-high rampage. I (speedily) dragged her around the place pointing out my favorites as she quickly snagged up her own collection, while I threw back my final bites.
There are 2 categories in the competition, Traditional and Original, and you also vote for your overall winner.
I had 3 favorites, and they were all Originals, so it was tough to submit my ballot:
- Sea Salt Caramel from James & the Giant Cupcake [I voted for Best Original. They liked me so much that they gave me a T-shirt.]
- Chocolate Toffee Crunch from Sweet Petite [I voted for Best Overall].
- Basil Lemon Blueberry from Kingdom Cake [It would have won most unique, and I loved it, but it didn't beat the other two.]
Since I had to choose a Traditional, I chose:
- Gentelemen Prefer Reds from That Takes the Cake [They had the best frostings, the ladies there were super nice, and that's a solid name for a red velvet cupcake.]
My trip to 'Disneyland' came and went faster than you can say 'food coma'. I had wonderful highs and lows for the rest of the day.
Before heading to cupcake-palooza, I think god sent me a message regarding what my life may look like in 20 years if I continue my lifestyle. I ignored the message. It was easy to ignore, since I don't believe in god any more than I do Zeus [another post I'm working on]. Anyway, the obese guy in front of us at Costco was purchasing 4 6-pack boxes of enemas. I couldn't help myself and had to snap a picture. (Later, when telling Annie about it, she admitted to not knowing what an enema was. Poor, sheltered mountain-girl.)
|Beyond Annie's pop and my peroxide, the green boxes are 6-packs of enemas.|
Such a good boyfriend,