Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Sweet Competition

Chevy - Chicago - Cupcakes!!! Does it get any sweeter than this?  On Tuesday, September 13th,  I was joined by a few of my blogger friends for some friendly competition and sweet treats from five Chicago bakeries.

Chevrolet, who is celebrating 100yrs, provided us with vehicles for this oh so delicious Cupcake Quest.  Bloggers were divided into three teams and then we began the QUEST for CUPCAKES!   We were given instructions on how to score points and the team with the most points at the end of the Quest won a cool prize pack!

My teammate (Sidney Reid) of Hysterical Mom and Bloomin Heads was not only a hoot to work with but I think she enjoys cupcakes as much as I do!!!  At each stop we jumped from our vehicle ready to experience a cupcake party.  If you can imagine it, we tried it. We had mini cupcakes, regular cupcakes and even got my dog Pupcakes!  Every bakery had something unique to offer us and we didn't turn it down until finally we were like a pair of four (4) year olds with tummy aches.. hahaha

Here is a quick overview of each of the bakeries we visited.

  • Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique,  located at 115 N. Wabash was our first stop.  Red Velvet was our choice!  We met a nice lady that wanted to know why we were so excited.. duh, cupcakes!!! Owner, Teresa Ging she is the recipient of the Chicago Women Making History Award and Best New Business in 2010 from the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office.

  • 50 E. Walton is where Sprinkles Cupcakes is located.  Upon arrival you feel as if you're standing in the foyer of your home.  Cinnamon Sugar and Strawberry were the flavors Sidney and I picked.  at this location we decided a random act of sweetness was in order.  A lady was paying for a cupcake for someone else so we decided to pay for hers.  She asked why and we explained all about CHEVY and she still was confused.  She finally said, "You want to buy me a cupcake because I'm cute?"  WELL ABSOLUTELY... hahaha  FYI:  Starting Friday German Chocolate and Almond Dark Chocolate... dont miss out on these! 
  • Join Swirlz Cupcakes for their Customer Appreciation day on Saturday, September 24th.  Come out to 705 W. Belden for good music, friendly conversations and CUPCAKES!  Gluten Free, Vegan.. if you want it, they have it.  However, I have to admit the lemon cheesecake mini cupcake with graham crackers was incredible.  FUN FACT: While we were there they Swirlz was baking Pupcakes.. so, I purchased a few for my dog.  Coco enjoyed them so much she literally ran through the house like whewwwww... party over here!!! LOL

  • So we had one more bakery to visit and that was Sweet Mandy B's at 1208 West Webster.  What a cute boutique in the Lincoln Park area.  They even had a spot for kid parties!!!!!!! Dream Pops in for the form of cupcakes..Snickerdoodles. Where do I start?  Citysearch said it best, "If you think you can get out of the store without purchasing more delicious sweets than those which you intended, think again. It’s that good!"

Today was a great day!  Special thanks to every blogger that participated;
Chevrolet and Connie  for all their hard work, providing amazing vehicles and the team that assisted us.  The Bleeding Heart at 1916 W. Chicago Avenue, which is another amazing bakery, for the prize pack and reserving space for our end of Quest SWEET UP! 

Congrats to Alicia and Paula on winning the Quest! They get to pick a Chevy vehicle and drive for ONE WEEK!!!!

In honor of this Quest and honoring the victims of  9-11 - tell us something SWEET you've done or will do.  We look forward to hearing your stories of "sweetness"

Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. You or your brand want coverage at an upcoming event? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.

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