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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.
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
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1.Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? Life is all about timing and this is the perfect time in my life to do it. Hank has is off season so he can take care of the baby. This is almost like my season! I’m in training now haha! It’s something new, something I have never done before, it’s a new challenge.
2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? So far the cha-cha. But I haven’t learned that many yet so that could change. I think any Latin dance will be the most me.
3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Louie says I over think, so I need to learn to not over think and just do what I do. Just let everything happen.
4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Kelly Osbourne was inspirational because she never gave up and always put her all in to it. She also always looked like she was having a good time when she was performing which is really what is all about. Plus she had Louie!
5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? All of it is nerve wracking! I guess any dance that has me spinning around a lot is what I’m scared of.