Pictures from Behind the Scenes of the Austin Cupcake Smackdown and Pre Smackdown TV interview at Walton’s Fancy and Staple

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Baby Cupcake

This weekend was a crazy one in the world of Austin Cupcakes. Jennie Chen organized the Austin Cupcake Smackdown 1.0 which brought together dozens of local bakers in a blind taste testing competition to see who’s cupcakes would reign supreme (similar to Foodingblog’s very own cupcake tasting challenge located here).

Foodingblog played a part in this incredible event as Peter was selected to be a judge in the Amateur baking competition and he was also interviewed during the coverage of the Austin Cupcake Smackdown by FOX 7 Austin here (fast forward to 2:50 it see his interview on Giovanni’s vegan Dulce sin Leche cupcakes).

If you missed either the Pre Party or the Smackdown event itself, don’t worry. Foodingblog has you covered. Peter brought his camera along to both events to get a behind the scenes look at the events of the weekend.

Oh yea – what about the results? You can see them for yourself on the Cupcake Smackdown Wrap-up report here – I think that you’ll find that Austin agreed with the results of Foodingblog’s own investigations…

Selected Smackdown Pre Party Photos

more in the full gallery below
Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Walton's Fancy and Staple Home of the Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party

  • Walton’s Fancy and Staple Home of the Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Walton's Inside

  • Inside Walton’s getting ready for filming

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Doggies outside of Walton's

  • Dogs waiting to get their Doggie cupcakes

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - On the Air

  • Fox 7 Interviewing participants in the Cupcake Smackdown

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - cupcake spread

  • Cupcakes from various vendors around town including Wicked, Walton’s, Cupprimo, L’s, and more.

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - another Interview w/ Jennie Chen

  • Jennie getting some camera time

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Stumpy

  • Stumpy the Dog

Austin Cupcake Smackdown Pre Party - Walton's

  • Thanks for your hard work Jennie

Selected Austin Cupcake Smackdown 1.0 Photos

more in gallery below
Austin Cupcake Smackdown - Amateur Contest Entry

  • A closeup of cupcakes from the Amateur Competition

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - scorecard and plates piled up - one plate per cupcake

  • My completed judges scorecard from the Amateur competition

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - Entries are piling up - too many cupcakes!

  • Plate after plate of cupcake piled up on the judge’s table. We sampled 27 different pieces of cupcake and I had the biggest sugar rush ever. All told, I probably at 10-12 cupcakes between the Pre Party and the judging

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - excited doggy - Watermelon Eating Champion

  • An excited dog getting ready for the dog cupcake eating competition

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - Rusty the Dog likes doggie biscuits

  • Rusty the Dog likes doggie biscuits

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - rooftop terrace

  • One 2 One Bar – rooftop terrace

Austin Cupcake Smackdown -  Contest Entry w/ Strawberries

  • Cupcakes with heart shaped Strawberries

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - Cupprimo

  • Cupprimo representing on the One 2 One rooftop terrace

Austin Cupcake Smackdown - Wicked Cupcakes revisited

  • Wicked Cupcakes – mini cupcakes

Photos by Peter Tsai

5 thoughts on “Pictures from Behind the Scenes of the Austin Cupcake Smackdown and Pre Smackdown TV interview at Walton’s Fancy and Staple”

  1. Beautiful pics! I judged the caterers’ competition and also had quite a sugar rush when it was over (along with attendant crash). Blogged about it (and the Miracle Berry party, which I see you also attended!) at my blog, http://foodieisthenewforty.com.

    Would love to meet sometime. I see you are also friends with Steve Noreyko. Small world!

  2. Peter – Thanks for posting all the gorgeous photos! Love them! Great to meet you, and thanks for all the great comments about the cupcakes.

    Take care,
    Nicole, Wicked Cakes Owner

  3. may i ask in how many days did your cupcake last?
    is there a way to distribute that. aside from your shop.?
    please reply… cause i really need to know in my
    feasibility study. tnx and more power,.

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