Tony Dovolani: Exclusive Interview with Pompano Today Magazine by: Misty Schwartz

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Bubba Sweets Winner Of Cupcake Wars Aloha Cupcakes, Plans For Second Store Opening…

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Erieka Pimentel of Bubba Sweets is making plans for her second store opening in Huntington Beach this summer. Bubba Sweets recently won “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network (Season 7 episode 13 – Aloha Cupcakes). The winner got the chance to travel to Oahu and serve their cupcakes at the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Chef Roy Yamaguchi, co-chair and co-founder of the event, was featured as a guest judge along with Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson.
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Bubba Sweets have provided cupcakes for several mainstream events including: Oscar gifting suites, LA Fashion Week, Emmy Gifting Suites, Dancing With The Stars, Ashley Tisdale Private Toys For Tots Benefit, OC Chocolate Festival and were the winner of the OC Cupcake Camp, among other notable events. They have been featured in: Examiner, LA Splash, Fox, NBC, Food Network, Look To The Stars and Cupcakes Magazine among others

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More about the founder of Bubba Sweets:
Erieka Pimentel always had a passion, and a strong curiosity for baking and enjoys creating interesting and delightful treats that create a smile. There is magic in baking and the curiosity keeps her motivated everyday. Erieka along with her high-school sweetheart, business partner, and eternal companion opened her first cupcake shop in 2010. With their combined sense of humor and unique style they create very unusual and sometimes funny cupcake names…

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Erieka explains, “It has everything, and nothing to do with the cupcakes. It is all about the experience, the feeling. I strive to create that little bit of Willy Wonka magic in others lives, even but for a few moments. The World needs more magical places, and more magical engineers.Winning Cupcake Wars was amazing! I lived that out in my mind a thousand times, seeing it all the way to the victory. Such an honor to meet Candice Nelson, an icon in the cupcake World. She has been a great role model for me, and women in business. Do what you Love, and you will never work a day in your life!

For more information on Bubba Sweets please visit: www.bubbasweets.wordpress.com

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

January 10, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies all to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of 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 my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org.


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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with EM & Co. to benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals…


On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host an EM & Co. Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite at the Coast Anabelle Hotel (2011 W. Olive St. Burbank). Proceeds from the event will benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks by Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, entertainment by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries. This red carpet event will feature: VIP gift bags including: Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, and more….

Confirmed Celebrities Include:
Tony Dovolani (Dancing With The Stars), Maksim Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Val Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Natasha Alam (True Blood), Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade), Meagan Good (Stomp The Yard, Jumping The Broom), Kyle Massey (Dancing With The Stars), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), David Joyner (Barney), Kiko Ellsworth (Nine Lives Of Chloe King), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Tawny Amber Young (Rock Of Love), Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas), Meahan Good (Stomp The Yard), Amadou Ly (Twilight), Judi Shekoni (Twilight), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Darren Darnborough (True Blood), Carlos Ramirez (Dysfunktion), Brandon Quinton Adams (The Sandlot), Steven Mango (Big Time Rush), Amin Joseph (GI Joe 2), David Dossett (Sons Of Anarchy), Kate Linder (The Young & The Restless), Brenda Epperson (The Young & The Restless), Britt Griffith (Ghost Hunters), Jennifer Woods (Entourage), Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D), Louis Lombardi (The Sopranos), Morgan Beck (USA Olympic Volleyball Team), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Elwood), Maya Stojan (Sinners & Saints), Jennifer Bailey (The Mentalist), Karimah Westbrook (The Run Diary), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Roman Varshavsky (24), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Keaton Simmons (Prom), Shanna Moakler, Rap Duo New Boyz, Deaundre Bonds, Elizabeth Small (The Santa Clause 3), Gerren Taylor (Baldwin Hills, America The Beautiful), Keaton Simons (The Good Wife), Ashley Barker (Brink It On), Monika Gaba (In The Flow & Recording artist nominee), Nicole Andrews (We Bought A Zoo), and many more…

More about EM & Co.:
Founded in 2005, EM & Co supplies fashion-conscious shoppers with a
well-orchestrated mix of fashions from world-class designers (i.e. Vivienne Westwood, Iodice, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ilaria Nistri, Castelbajac, Stella McCartney, Missoni), as well as innovative styles from emerging L.A. talent.

White fixtures, clean lines, and artful merchandise arranged to complement the art on the walls, create a calm, yet inspiring interior that delights the eye and leads the visitor to explore.

Featuring over 30 lines from around the world in its gallery-like space, Em & Co is also an active supporter of local talent, hosting monthly art exhibits and other events featuring local artist and designers. Their mission – provide a memorable experience and the best service.

EM & Co offers the following services: personal shopping, private appointments, free alterations, studio services, custom design, trunk shows, and pet sitting…

For more information please visit: www.emandco.com.

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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…

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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…

November 1, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host a Michelle Monroe Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Michelle Monroe has agreed to donate $10 of every handbag and $5 of all accessories to benefit ACCO. Guests will be treated to complimentary DAMA cocktails by Phillip Delacruz, entertained by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries.
Including: VIP gift bags with Deborah DeMarco Skincare certificates, Argo Tea, etc… Style suite for American Music Awards nominees.
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AB Weddings & Special Events focuses on Planning/Coordination for the “Day Of” or “Full-Planning”, “Pamper Spa Parties” and more… AB Weddings & Special Events make every event memorable and special by catering to all occasions. They will work within the client’s budget and customize any event. AB Weddings & Special Events have sponsored several charity events such as: Scott L. Schwartz’s Celebrity Cupcakes for Charity, JollyPeople Los Angeles, Masquerade Balls, Green Is Glamorous (Toys For Tots Benefit), Emmy Gifting Suites, AFI Womens Showcase Premiere Party for “Death of Toys”, Pamper Me Fabulous, Here Comes the Guide, and F.A.M.E LA 2010 Gifting Lounge Party sponsored by Dennis Rodman clothing line, etc.… For a complete list please visit: www.abspecialevents.com.

Michelle Monroe designs distinctive handcrafted handbags that are made in the U.S.A. Each piece is adorned with custom hardware handset with Swarovski crystals. Swarovski recently added Michelle Monroe Designs to their Los Angeles showroom. Patricia Fields (Sex and the City Emmy Award Winner/Stylist) recently hosted her annual “Fashion Night Out” event that featured a special collection of handbags that she created with Michelle Monroe Studios.

Michelle Monroe’s handbags and jewelry have been very popular with celebrities and on multiple red carpet events, awards shows and movie premieres. Mariah Carey enjoyed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection in her last concert at the Rockefeller Center in New York and in her music video, “Oh Santa”. Paris Hilton is also a collector and has been photographed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection on the red carpet as well as while shopping in Los Angeles wearing her Red Koi Fish Cuff. Sharon Stone has also recently been spotted with Michelle Monroe’s new “Box Clutch“.
Michelle Monroe Studios Official Website: www.MichelleMonroeStudios.com.

What American Childhood Cancer Organization Does
Since 1970, American Childhood Cancer Organization has been respected as an essential and integral provider of programs and services required by families of children and adolescents with cancer across this country. Together with our local affiliates who provide the direct support with families, we address the critical needs that families face today. As a grassroots leader in the childhood cancer community, it is our responsibility to speak for the needs of the families and survivors. Doing so, we help shape policy, research, and programs on the national level that affect the lives of families today and tomorrow. The board and staff of ACCO are committed to serving our community until the day when no child dies or is left with life long effects from this devastating disease.

American Childhood Cancer Organization’s mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. In this way, we can support families both directly and through our affiliation with local organizations, and work toward a better tomorrow for our children and adolescents. Our organization was founded by a talented and committed group of parents, and we have placed a priority on ensuring that those making policy decisions today understand what a family goes through when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Over two thirds of our organization board and staff are either survivors or a family member of a child or adolescent who had cancer. We understand this is a family disease and it is a disease that is for life. One in 330 children will be diagnosed before their 20th birthday, and it is estimated that by the year 2010 one in 450 young adults between the ages of 18 and 45 will be a survivor of childhood cancer. The recent Childhood Cancer Survivor Study has documented that 2/3 of survivors deal with long term late effects from its toxic treatment, 1/3 of which are moderate to severe. We strongly believe that families need accurate information, advocacy, and support from the first day of diagnosis through the rest of the child s life. The staff and board of American Childhood Cancer Organization are committed to meeting the needs of these survivors and their families.

Who We Are

American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. We are strong advocates for our families in Washington D.C., we produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and we have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.

Website: www.acco.org

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