Santa Barbara CUPCAKE CAMP's
CELEB JUDGE ...
Annette Starbuck, Food Network’s Cupcake
Wars Season 3 Winner and Founder of Goodie Girls Cupcakes, exuberates a joyous passion for creating a
variety baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting
talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent
Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into
any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but
she's achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal
experience and pure creative determination."Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my
heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together
with Friends, BBQ's, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or
Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family - it's who I am
at the core. I am lucky to have so many amazing people with me on
this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug, my brother Darren, my best friend JamieLee, and last but definitely
the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock
the Cupcake World!"
CUPCAKE CAMP SB is excited to have this CUPCAKE SUPER STAR judging our baked concoctions!
17 year old Blake, founder and creator of Cupcakes for Cancer has a BIG sweet tooth-especially when it comes to Cupcakes - the more vanilla frosting and pink sprinkles the better! After baking over 5,000 cupcakes, granting 6 wishes for Make a Wish of the Tri-counties, donating $10,000 to The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and raising an amazing $70,000 for children with cancer-all with silly cupcakes- we think she is a SUGARY bet to help judge your cupcake treats! more info see: CUPCAKES FOR CANCER page.
11 year old Christopher is a current 5th grader at Ellwood Elementary School. He loves acting and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has performed in the Christmas Carol at the Granada in 2008 as Tiny Tim and recently acted in the "Enemy of the People"a production of Valley Community theater in Santa Ynez. He has acted in commercials for Payless Shoes, Boeing and Yamaha. Christopher was a repeat customer at Cottage Children's Hospital, a year and a half ago, as he battled a serious illness. Now completely healthy, he enjoys soccer, gymnastics and sailing and can not wait to taste those cupcakes!
12 year old, Madison, is the founder of Kidz for a Cure - an annual Santa Barbara event started in 2008 that uses the efforts of community kids to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Madison is also a prolific writer, a business owner, dances hip-hop, competes in gymnastics and loves any opportunity to taste a cupcake...or two (or three). We think she will be the ICING on the (cup)cake for the YOUTH judge's panel!
13 year-old Emily is the
founder and CEO (Creative Enthusiastic Organizer) of Kids 4 Kures, a San Luis
Obispo based nonprofit 501(C) 3 charitable organization that designs and sells
cool sets of greeting cards to support community cancer charities. Emily is a
competitive acrobatic gymnast and loves to surf and believes that in a perfect
world, cupcakes would grow on trees! Equipped with a gigantic sweet tooth,
Emily enthusiastically looks forward to tasting each and every yummy cupcake at
Cupcake Camp SB!
ALISON RIEDE of
SUGAR CAT STUDIO
Alison Riede recently opened Sugar Cat Studio, an independent cupcake
catering business, which also offers handmade cupcake wrappers, in Santa
Barbara in July 2010. With degrees in Surface Pattern, Textile and
Fashion Design from Syracuse University, her inspiration runs the gamut.
From thrift store aisles, fashion runways, décor magazines and shows on
Food Network, anything can spark an idea for a new cupcake wrapper
design or cupcake flavor. Color combinations and patterns inspire her,
and she loves flea market shopping and reading almost any food blog or
magazine she can get her hands on. Her most popular cupcake flavors are
tiramisu, pink champagne, and anything cheesecake related. Alison's
cupcake wrappers have been shipped worldwide for weddings in Paris,
London, and Australia, and she's also created cupcake wrappers for the
Academy Awards celebrity gifting suites. Alison bakes gourmet cupcakes
for weddings, birthday parties, and other special events, and there
isn't a cupcake flavor she won't try at least once! She's also donated
cupcakes to fundraisers, most recently the Organic Soup Kitchen Jazz BBQ
Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, and has partnered with Oreana Winery on
select weekends to create unique wine and cupcake pairings. Alison
welcomes custom requests, and would be delighted to bake cupcakes or
create cupcake wrappers for your special event! This cupcake "Wonder Women" is super excited to be part of our amazing event!
Cassie Piper is the creator and owner of theCupcakediary.com, a blog dedicated to baking, tasting and sharing cupcakes. From years of experience in baking gourmet cupcakes for family and friends, Cassie shares her favorite recipes with her readers. Whether it’s from her favorite, Martha Stewart Cupcake Book or the latest winning recipe on Cupcake Wars, Cassie will be the first to give you feedback on each recipe. Where there’s a Cupcakery, Cassie will be there to give her review. From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, Cassie has created her own Cupcake Map and shares the sweetest locations for an afternoon cupcake. Her favorite project for theCupcakediary is to bake cupcakes for causes. Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara was the origin of her passion in this area, and she is extremely honored to return as a judge. Besides Cupcakes, Cassie enjoys being outdoors, hiking with friends and her beagle Roxy. She currently heads efforts in social media for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and lives in Los Angeles, CA. We think this SWEET cupcake diva will make a fine judge!
MEGAN WISLER ...MISS VENTURA!
Having a sweet tooth isn't the best thing when getting ready for a
pageant, BUT nonetheless Miss Ventura County 2011 Megan Wisler enjoys
her cupcakes! She recently placed in the top 12 at the Miss California
pageant, so now it's time to celebrate with some cupcakes! When she
isn't competing, Megan likes to enjoy baking desserts for family and
friends. She can't cook, but she sure can bake! Megan also is an
advocate for the Children's Miracle Network and raised $2,000 through
her Miss Ventura County fundraiser, which will help facilitate the lives
of children in hospitals. She believes this is a great cause and she
can most definitely be of service in the cupcake judging! Megan agrees
that "Cupcakes are a Girls Best Friend', especially if they are chocolate!
CUPCAKE CAMP MC
Michael Cervin is a writer, author and speaker, and has been
promoting the Central Coast for over a decade. He is the author of three
national travel books, California Wine Country, Santa Barbara & The
Central Coast, and Spotlight:
Cambria & Morro Bay, all published by
Moon, and author of a book of poetry, Generous Fiction. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara he was an actor in
Hollywood and appeared in TV shows such as 3 Rock from
the Sun, Grace Under Fire, The Young and the Restless, It’s A Miracle, and several others. He also wrote, directed and produced four plays
in the Los Angeles area.
Notable publications he has written for include Decanter,
Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits, Westways, Santa Barbara Magazine, Food
& Beverage World, and over 80 others. Along the way he has interviewed (for
print, and when he hosted his own radio show) people such as Dan Aykroyd, Gina
Gallo, musicians Mick Fleetwood and Dave Koz, and sports figures like Lakey
Petersen, Greg Norman and Mario Andretti. His food and wine judging experiences
have taken him to the Best of Vinho Verde Awards in Portugal, the Taste of Rum
Festival in Puerto Rico, the Monterey Wine Competition, Berkeley Springs
International Water Tasting, the Central Coast Wine Competition, the Paso
Robles Winemaker’s Cook-Off, the Santa Barbara Chowder Fest, and many others.
He is the restaurant critic and contributing travel writer for the Santa
Barbara News-Press, and he writes several wine columns. He recently returned
from speaking engagements in China, and Alaska. Michael was formerly the
Vice-Chair for the Santa Barbara Historical Landmarks Commission, and is a
board member for the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. Follow
his exploration of Santa Barbara and the Central coast at: www.CervinsCentralCoast.blogspot.com
(NiPPER TABLE TALK)
Honorable MC of Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2010
Arthur von Wiesenberger was born in New York, attended Aiglon College in Villars, Switzerland, Davies in London and Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds the Diplome d'honneur from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne (France) and is a Chevalier of the Chapitre de la Fleur de Vigne de l'Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne (France). His radio and Internet television program, Around The World, won the International Restaurant and Hotel Award (IRHA) in 2008.
His books on bottled water include, OASIS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Capra Press 1978), H20: THE GUIDE TO QUALITY BOTTLED WATER (Woodbridge Press 1988), THE POCKETGUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Contemporary Books 1991) and THE TASTE OF WATER (Best Cellar Books 1995). He is also the author of THE SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANT GUIDE (Capra Press 1990), (2nd Edition Pacific Books 1994), (3rd Edition 2001) and CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR (Capra Press, 1992) He has written articles that have appeared in RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE, SHAPE MAGAZINE, FIT MAGAZINE, PRIVATE CLUBS MAGAZINE, MARKET WATCH, ENTREE, EPICUREAN RENDEZVOUS, VALLEY MAGAZINE, TOWN & COUNTRY and numerous newspapers.
He has served as the food and wine editor for SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE and is currently the co-Publisher of the SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS and EL MEXICANO NEWSPAPER..He has appeared on national television programs discussing food and beverages and is the host of the award- winning weekly syndicated radio program, Around the World, He also hosts a weekly food program Nipper's Table Talk on AM 1290 KZSB, Santa Barbara (see ) .He has been a speaker at The Whole Life Expo in Pasadena, 1984 - 1986, Mountain Valley Spring Water Annual Distributors Convention, 1991 and The California Bottled Water Association, 1991. He was a speaker at Wine America in New York, March 1993, The Midwest Wine Exposition in Chicago, October 1993, The Society of Wine Educators, Los Angeles National Convention, 1995 and Kapalua Wine & Food Symposium, Maui, Hawaii, June 1996. In 2000 in Seattle and 2001 in Miami Mr. von Wiesenberger was a featured speaker at the International Bottled Water Association Convention & Trade Show.
Mr. von Wiesenberger is a member of The International Bottled Water Association, The American Institute of Wine and Food, (founded by Julia Child and Robert Mondavi), The Southern California Restaurant Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and Past-President of The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.