Remember the Celcom Cupcake Challenge workshop that I attended earlier this month where I get to bake cupcakes and decorate them? Well this time round, I get to attend the Celcom Cupcake Challenge Finale at Publika yesterday to witness the battle among 55 finalists that have been short listed based on the highest number of likes on the photo of their cupcakes that they had submitted on The Celcom Cupcake Challenge FB page. I was quite surprised that a most of the participants are youngsters and there is also quite a number of guy participants.
|The exact venue of the challenge was located at the Boulevard @ Publika, just in front of the Celcom Blue Cube.|
|This is how the workstation looks like, a counter is allocated for each participant. The participants will have to bring their own baking tools and decoration materials.|
Besides the challenge, public will also have the opportunity to have some fun and decorate their own cupcakes at this booth.
|There's also 1000 free cupcakes giveaway to the public as well!|
As you can see the rows and rows of cupcakes nicely arranged at the counter.
|Razif Hashim was the emcee of the day, yes he's the guy from Gol and Gincu! :D|
|The participants are then asked to go to their counter and get ready minutes before the ultimate challenge officially starts.|
|The youngest participant of the cupcake challenge, how cute!|
|The one and only Barbie cupcake! Pretty unique right?|
|Few of my personal favourite cupcakes of the day that made it to the Top10 as well, the effort and creativity that they have is really impressive. I was pretty much wow-ed by all these masterpieces! Don't you think so too?|
|So of course, we have a panel of jugdes for the challenge comprises of three celebrity chefs namely (From R-L) Chef Rose Weiss, Chef Sherson Lian, and Chef Dato Fazley Yaakob.|
|The judges were going around to judge the 55 different cupcakes at the counter based on their creativity, uniqueness, best decoration and similarity to the submitted photos.|
|While waiting for the result, we were entertained with an adrenaline pumping dance performance by the Elecoldxhot Junior.|
|Next up, it was Dato Fazley Yaakob who serenaded the audience with his latest single accompanied by the dancers in chef outfits.|
|I bet most of the audience are swooned by his charming smile :3|
|It was a neck and neck competition that the judges had to called up the Top 10 finalists and interviewed them about the meaning behind their cupcake design.|
After much deliberation, they finally have a result! The moment you all have been waiting for... someone will be walking home with RM10,000 and a Samsung Galaxy S3!
The 52 finalists will be rewarded with a LG Prada mobile phone each, while the top three winners will win cash prizes and a Samsung Galaxy S3 each.
Drum rolls please...
|2nd Runner Up goes to Mac Leong!|
|1st Runner Up goes to Juneci Siong who walks away with RM5,0000!|
|And the ultimate winner of The Celcom Cupcake Challenge goes to Chef Vincent Liew!|
|Congratulations to the Top 3 winners and a big round of applause to all of the finalists *claps*|
|Not forgetting, a group photo of all the finalists who have attended The Celcom Cupcake Challenge with the jugdes and the representative from Celcom who had made the event a great success.|
|I now present you, the winning cupcake! :D|