Where Cupcake Dreams Come to Life

By Ashley Bennett

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Posted November 13, 2013 in Web Only
_Bite Me LogoThe cupcake phase swept the IE by storm a few years back, which led to the opening up a variety of storefronts who have succeeded in baking desserts that are more than just frosting topped with sprinkles. Although shows like Cake Wars really got the creative wheel turning, Fantasy Springs is opening up a whole new can of sprinkles with its 2nd Annual Fantasy Cupcake Challenge. This weekend, 12 of the oddest, most unique cupcakes to ever have emerged from an oven will be taste-tested and judged. Among heavenly cupcakes such as Dreamsicle, Oasis Delight and Strawberry Pink Moscato, there are a few that give “out-of-the-box” a whole new meaning. State Fair Memories, for instance, houses an actual hot dog. The ABC cupcake, brings together the odd ingredients of avocado and bacon. And the one I’m most curious about, the Going Back to Hogwarts cupcake(inspired by the book series’ staple Hogsmeade beverage, Butterbeer) are making the competition fierce. I’m expecting that last one to be pretty magical.

Sun, Nov. 17. 1pm-4pm. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (760) 345-2450; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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