Who doesn’t like a sweet treat to start the evening? I previously reported/blogged on the 2012 Chester County Cupcake Clash happening September 20th aka tonight! I Just wanted to remind everyone because you don’t want to miss this delicious event, if you have a sweet tooth like myself than I am sure to see you there!
The event will take place tonight at Radley Run Country Club and history will be in the making once the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Voters are welcome to taste away from 7 to 8:30 and the winner will be announced at 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bringing Hope Home, an organization dedicated to providing emotional and financial assistance to local families who are battling cancer. Find out more about their Hope for 100 campaign HERE and their rapidly approaching STOMP Cancer 5K!
The First Annual Chester County Cupcake Clash is coming to Radley Run Country Club on Thursday, September 20. Bring your your family and friends, along with your sweet tooth, to this new showdown to determine the ultimate Chester County cupcake creator. Event organizers Living in Chester County declared that this contest be judged in a true, unbiased fashion. A blind taste test will be conducted by people just like you during the event.
The Cupcake Clash will begin at 6:30 p.m., with tastings running from 7 to 8:30. The winner will be announced at 9! The contest is not limiting entries to registered cupcake companies alone, although they will be there to throw down as well. Proceeds will benefit the Bringing Hope Home (formerly known as Great Guys Group), an organization dedicated to supporting families battling cancer in our community through emotional and financial assistance by paying bills during their tough times. For more information on the event check out this great write-up WestChesterDish.com did on the event by clicking here.
Rarely do you find many cupcake shops around the Chester County area. I think this is because people don’t really think about going out to a specific shop to buy a cupcake or cupcakes; I thought the same thing. Until I took a recent trip to the West Coast; Arizona in particular. I found myself seeing numerous local cupcake shops all around the area, I was very curious what these cupcake shops had to offer, so I decided to stop into one. What I found was a shop that offered a wide array of gourmet elegant cupcakes in all different shapes and flavors; Who knew there could be this many different flavors and looks of a cupcake. I was simply amazed and had to get my hands on one of these handcrafted works of art. It was nearly impossible to choose which cupcake I wanted as the employee explained each cupcake, After a tough decision I went with what the employee said was a favorite of many customers “the red velvet cupcake.” As I took my first bite my eyes immediately bulged out of my head… I was astonished with how amazing a cupcake could taste. (Before this experience I only had cupcakes that were pre-made/packaged and purchased at a grocery store).
At this point you may be asking yourself what’s the point of this story? Well here it is…. After my cupcake experience in Arizona, I was determined when I got home to West Chester to find a local cupcake shop! As I began my research I came across a custom cupcake shop right outside West Chester! It is known as Sweets by Samantha and they are located in the Olde Ridge Village shopping center in Chadds Ford, P.A. I knew I had to stop into Sweets by Samantha because I was in dire need of another cupcake since my last experience. Therefore, I stopped into the shop last week. As soon as I walked in I noticed they had a red velvet cupcake (pictured at the top) immediately I knew I had to get one in order to compare it to the one I had purchased in Arizona… to say the least it was extraordinary! It was even better than the one I experienced on my visit to Arizona. Therefore, I thought I would share my local cupcake find with everyone so you can go experience a wonderful gourmet cupcake for yourself. You can visit Sweets by Samantha website at www.sweetsbysamantha.com