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.
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…
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…
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
Thursday May 10, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls recently teamed up with Love Is Louder and hosted a successful celebrity benefit at Cupcakeland (415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA). Some of the sponsors included: Two Guys Grilling (providing appetizers), DJ Arthur Galestian, drinks, and complimentary mini cupcakes, Sugar Baby Aprons, Jordana Cosmetics, Ellenie, A.N.T, Cutie Pie That, Food Should Taste Good, Hint Water, Crow Steals Fire, Rayhun Sandwiches, Illy Issimo, The Universe Knows, Naked Calories books and A Lot Like Gifts. At this premiere event Annette sold t-shirts and Love Is Louder gear to benefit the charity. Goodie Girls will continue to sell Love Is Louder products on their website and in the store located at 415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA. For more information about Love Is Louder please visit: www.LoveIsLouder.com.
BREAKING NEWS TIP:
Sunday June 3rd Season Three “Cupcake Wars” winner Annette Starbuck returns to Food Network. Annette will compete with other “Cupcake Wars” winners in “Cupcake Champions”, a five-part series that begins on Sunday, May 13. Each week, four previous “Cupcake Wars” winners will try to impress judges Candace Nelson (owner, Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner, MadMac) for the chance to showcase their cupcakes at a winning gig. For details and local programming please visit: www.foodnetwork.com.
More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three, Kentucky Derby. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. They recently hosted an Earth Day event for “The Butterfly Experience”, provided the cupcakes for the Zooey Magazine re-launch with Kaley Cuoco, mentioned in Angeleno Magazine, and are always providing cupcakes for the cover models of Zooey Magazine, among others. Annette recently had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s premiere of “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like “The Talk” (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 “Wednesday’s Child”, and attending Success LA. Annette is also sponsoring “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at her popular bakery “Goodie Girls” and will benefit Love Is Louder.
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Scott L. Schwartz visited East Tennessee Children’s Hospital during Easter…
April 5, 2012 (Knoxville, TN) Actor/Producer/Director/Humanitarian Scott L. Schwartz in association with Alicia’s House Food Pantry, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation are making an impact on Children’s Hospitals worldwide starting with a return visit to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and WBIR’s Live At Five At Four in Knoxville, TN.
Scotts recent charity accomplishments includes Scott along with “Legendary Cubs Pitcher” Milt Pappas raising over $50k to benefit Alicia’s House Food Pantry. This year we’re proud to announce Scott is the recipient of the CHOC Glass Slipper Award (a prestigious award that others like David Beckham, Gwen Stefani among others have received).
More about CHOC Glass Slipper Award:
CHOC Children’s is for children. It is the only private, not-for-profit hospital in Orange County devoted exclusively to caring for the health and well-being of children. Every year, thousands of infants, children and young adults are cared for at CHOC Children’s, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. In addition, CHOC Children’s houses state-of-the-art research labs aimed at the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases. The demand for CHOC Children’s services continually grows, as does the cost of pediatric care.
The Glass Slipper Guild reaches out to the local community on behalf of CHOC to raise money for the hospital’s greatest needs. Their Guild is made up of approximately 125 women between the ages of 25 and 45 who live in coastal Orange County. They are a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers that have raised more than $2.5 million since 1983. For more information please visit: http://www.chocglassslipperguild.com/about.php
Scott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek Voyager, and many more feature films. But this year Scott reprises his most cherished role of the “Ultimate nice guy”… Scott L. Schwartz has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 12 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. After that he realized the value and impact in making a lasting impression on these children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special and cared about. Scott enjoys visiting the cancer centers and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits, they are always smiling when he leaves the rooms and usually begging him to return soon.
Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation plans to make a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping East TN Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Of Orange County (CHOC), Alicia’s House Food Pantry and Toys For Tots foundation of Seal Beach.
For more information or to view Scott’s most recent interview on WBIR please visit: www.scottlschwartzchildrensfoundation.wordpress.com.
(Los Angeles, CA) Annette Starbuck essentially won the “cupcake” lottery when she won “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network this past season. Last week she had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film premiere “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like The Talk (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 ‘Wednesday’s Child’, attending Success LA, she will be a celebrity judge at the Cupcake Camp in Santa Barbara, attending and serving at the Chocolate Fashion Show, and the Indulge LA at the Olympic Collection. That is just a few of the recent and upcoming events Annette has been blessed with since winning “Cupcake Wars”. Annette is also preparing to sponsor “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at her popular bakery “Goodie Girls”.
More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and the money she won definitely helped make her sweet dreams come true. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” at 415 E. Broadway in Glendale. Annette was lucky winner of the premiere episode of the series’ third season, filmed this past spring. She said she was surprised to win because she had been operating an online cupcake business for only eight months when she was picked for the show.
Annette’s display was taken directly over to the Derby’s red-carpet event, where celebrities such as Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo, Salt-N-Pepa, as well as Food Network chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, enjoyed her delectable creations. Now Annette enjoys spending time in her store and is working with several networks providing food for celebrities on shows, visiting talk shows and celebrity events.
Goodie Girls Address:
415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA 91205
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed (by appt. only)
For more information on “A Flavor for Charity” or Goodie Girls please visit: www.TheGoodieGirls.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…
January 17, 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.
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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