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And the winner is…. Annette – Cupcake Wars Season 3 Premiere

19 Jun

Wow.  So the last few months I have been pretty quiet in this blogging world.  I was under strict agreement I couldn’t say anything, but now it’s out!!  We have been filming Cupcake Wars!!!  The season premiere aired this past Tuesday on Food Network Channel and for all of you who haven’t seen it yet….WE WON!!!!  Yes, I just spoiled it for you!  SORRY!  I can’t help but be so proud and amazed and I just want to shout it from the roof tops.  Although we DID have REALLY tough competition from Just Cupcakes, Knead Sugar, and Brown’s Bakery!  All three of them are amazing!

I get a LOT of questions asking about my experience, what it was like, what happens, etc.  All I can say is it was the SINGLE MOST intense moment in my entire life and YES I would do it again!  Cupcake Wars really inspired me to keep going forward and it helped me realize by Candace Nelson of Sprinkles and Florian Bellanger of Mad Macs NYC that my cupcakes are outstanding and incredible.  None of the judges had anything bad to say other then a slight comment about using some fresh mint.

When I watched the show for the first time with the rest of the country, I couldn’t believe my ears when at one point Florian said that it was the “cleanest displays they have had on the show”.  Words could not describe what i felt when I heard that.  I was thrilled and overwhelmed by him noticing all of my attention to detail from the moss, fresh roses, antique trophies… I wanted to make sure I captured the true elegance that goes with this amazing traditional Kentucky Derby.  And then I can’t even describe what an amazing opportunity it was to be able to have our cupcakes on the Red Carpet at the 137th Kentucky Derby!!  To meet people like Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo, and Salt N Pepa is indescribable!  And they all LOVED the cupcakes and were so sweet!!!  It’s not everyday you are able to have critics like them!

If you don’t have cable (I know a lot of you use Netflix and Hulu) you can watch the winning scene here: http://youtu.be/y8DY-9_-X6Y

Now comes the aftermath of winning Cupcake Wars!  That night, I was overwhelmed with texts, emails, Facebook posts, Tweets, Phone Calls, and so much more…I have tried my best to make sure I answered each and every one of you personally.  I can’t be more thankful to all my fans and supporters out there.  As far as future as Goodie Girls, we are in the process of opening our store front in Glendale, CA.   It is located just 3 blocks from Americana at 415 East Broadway St #100, Glendale, CA 91205.  Until the store opens, we are doing mail orders for our HOTTEST new product called the Cake-Up, which are push up cakes!!  They are divine and SHIPPABLE!!  Other than that we have been busy with some very large events including at The Grove for the “Judy Moody Not so Bummer Summer” movie premiere with Radio Disney, the Sephora Girls night Out for Fox Searchlight Movie “The Art of Getting By”, The “Malibu Wine & Food Festival”, and also we are at the Friday Food Fair every Friday at the Chefs Center in Pasadena, CA at 45 N. San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena, CA (which we sell out at so get there early)!!  🙂

Please sign up for our “Sweet List” at www.thegoodiegirls.com if you would like to keep up with us, our news, updates, and an invite to our Grand Opening Party for our store soon to come.

We appreciate ALL of you and would love to hear from you each one of you whenever you can!  Again…we are only here because of YOU!

And I MUST give a HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to my assistant on the show, Jackie Brubaker.  She was unbelievable!!  Please check her out in her band called Jackie Brubaker and The Ex-Boyrfriends!  Also to my Dad, Doug Starbuck (owner of Starside Designs in Riverside, CA), Step Mom Stephanie, and my unbelievably supportive Pop Star husband A.N.T. (www.poptronicant.com)!  Without all of their help and support, I would never have gotten to where I am today.  They push me, the help me, the encourage me and tell me I CAN do it!!!  So THANK YOU AGAIN ALL!!!

Please visit us at www.thegoodiegirls.com, our Facebook at www.facebook.com/goodiegirls, and our twitter at www.twitter.com/goodiegirlcooks or email us at info@thegoodiegirls.com.  🙂

❤ all of you… Annette Starbuck …GG

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Dipping your own Cupcake Pops

31 Jan

Happy Monday!

Last night we were honored to be asked by the lovely and talented Susanne of First Impressions Dating to participate in her Sweets ‘N Treats Event in Anaheim, CA.

On the menu: Red Velvet and Vanilla Almond Cupcake Pops.  Of course this time we were setting up to do party style, meaning we brought undone product and let the guests play around making their own creations!  So we tackled the hard part ahead of time baking the cakes, rolling them into balls and sticking in the sticks.

We brought with us Red and Pink Candy Melts as well as the amazing Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate as dipping sauces and of course tons of sprinkles to decorate with.

I have to say, they all did so amazing and we had a blast!  Of course we had the occasional cake falling off the stick into the sauces, but that’s what makes this FUN! Also wanted to thank my favorite JamieLee from JamieLee Style for always being such a positive inspiration and capturing the fun!   Also thank you to all the amazing other vendors that were there.  I especially loved the shoe display from the lovely Margaux with Footprints International!

Check out our pictures below!  If you would like to book a party with Goodie Girls, please email us at info@thegoodiegirls.com!

XOXO…GG

 

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

14 Jan

Well, it’s that time of year again and boy do I love Valentine’s Day.  I don’t think it’s because of why a lot of other people like it.  I love it because I am addicted to whenever I get to make cupcakes that SPARKLE!!!  And I love how the day seems to be so uplifting and people tend to be filled with joy!  And not to mention my favorite color is pink, so it’s the one time of year I don’t seem like a freak with too much pink!  Yes…I love Valentine’s Day!

A couple nights ago I decided to make my famous Valentine’s Day spread of cupcakes for our promo.  I wanted to share some of the shots with you before the promo actually comes out as I just am excited and can’t hold it in so who better to share with then my fav peeps on my blog!!!   These cupcakes consist of the most amazing chocolate by my favorite brand Scharffen Berger.  The frosting is a fresh Organic Wild Strawberry flavoring and some with Coconut.  I was going to try and top with some chocolate covered strawberries, but unfortunately strawberries aren’t in season yet and the ones I found are still a little unripe for my liking.  The hearts I made out of homemade fondant (message me if you want a recipe) and just taste scrumptious!!  I gave them out yesterday to all my friends and a few shops to taste and some of them asked for a bowl of the hearts just to snack on!!  🙂

Hope you enjoy… and let me know if you need some in your house for Valentine’s Day.  We will have an amazing promo to follow!

Happy Friday…GG

 

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Cupcake Camp Hollywood / Los Angeles

11 Jan

Hello Cupcaketeers!

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I have posted.  Shame on me!  There has been so much going on after the 1st Cupcake Camp that I have been running around like a crazy person!  But here is to staying up to date in the wonderful year of 2011!

As for Cupcake Camp Hollywood, what an amazing time we had.  We had our usual suspects with us to help (thank you Stephanie Starbuck, Jamie Lee, Doug Starbuck, Kayla Starbuck, and A.N.T.)!  And you have to give it to the guys for cooperating to wear my signature pink shoes!

The day started off in a frantic, rain was in the forecast and we were arriving a bit late for set up, but upon arrival, we loaded in and set up just in time before the doors opened.  And oh boy, when the doors opened it was a crowdfest headed our way!  What excitement!!!  🙂

Our flavors on board with us, we decided upon a “Hot Chocolate” theme so we did all cakes “Hot Chocolate” and then went for different toppings which included Salted Caramel, Peppermint, Marshmallow, and Stephanie’s signature Chambord!

Upon entering, the people were given beads to give to the baker of their choice.  After the 1st tasting, we didn’t place, but the 2nd round we took 2nd place and received an amazing Scharffen Berger gift basket.  Not to mention, they sent us a huge box full of chocolate goodies to help bake our cupcakes prior to the event!  (THANK YOU!!!)

We met some amazing bakers out there including the owner and mastermind of Cake Pops and a young first timer Jackie Brubaker who had delicious alcohol based treats!

Thank you to everyone who came out and a huge thank you to Babette from www.bakespace.com who organized it all!  We can’t wait for next year!

Here are some photos from fans and our own that we thought we would share!  Cheers!

 

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Cupcake Camp Hollywood

18 Oct

Hi all!  I was just added to the roster for the Cupcake Camp Hollywood.  It supports 3 amazing causes (Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Invisiblepeople.tv, and the American Tortoise Rescue) , so please mark your calendars for November 20th, 2010 and come out and eat some of the most delicious cupcakes in Los Angeles!  Can’t wait to see you all there!

This event will be held at The Music Box Theater in Hollywood!

6126 Hollywood Blvd at Gower – Hollywood, CA:  (323) 464.0808

For more information, please go to http://cupcakecampla.bakespace.com/