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Santa Barbara CUPCAKE CAMP's



Annette Starbuck, Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Season 3 Winner and Founder of Goodie Girls Cupcakes, exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety 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 so many amazing people with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug, my brother Darren, my best friend JamieLee, and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!"

CUPCAKE CAMP SB is excited to have this CUPCAKE SUPER STAR judging our baked concoctions!



17 year old Blake, founder and creator of Cupcakes for Cancer has a BIG sweet tooth-especially when it comes to Cupcakes - the more vanilla frosting and pink sprinkles the better! After baking over 5,000 cupcakes, granting 6 wishes for Make a Wish of the Tri-counties, donating $10,000 to The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and raising an amazing $70,000 for children with cancer-all with silly cupcakes- we think she is a SUGARY bet to help judge your cupcake treats! more info see: CUPCAKES FOR CANCER page.


11 year old Christopher is a current 5th grader at Ellwood Elementary School. He loves acting and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has performed in the Christmas Carol at the Granada in 2008 as Tiny Tim and recently acted in the "Enemy of the People"a production of Valley Community theater in Santa Ynez. He has acted in commercials for Payless Shoes, Boeing and Yamaha. Christopher was a repeat customer at Cottage Children's Hospital, a year and a half ago, as he battled a serious illness. Now completely healthy, he enjoys soccer, gymnastics and sailing and can not wait to taste those cupcakes!


12 year old, Madison, is the founder of Kidz for a Cure - an annual Santa Barbara event started in 2008 that uses the efforts of community kids to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Madison is also a prolific writer, a business owner, dances hip-hop, competes in gymnastics and loves any opportunity to taste a cupcake...or two (or three). We think she will be the ICING on the (cup)cake for the YOUTH judge's panel!

 Emily Flachman

13 year-old Emily is the founder and CEO (Creative Enthusiastic Organizer) of Kids 4 Kures, a San Luis Obispo based nonprofit 501(C) 3 charitable organization that designs and sells cool sets of greeting cards to support community cancer charities. Emily is a competitive acrobatic gymnast and loves to surf and believes that in a perfect world, cupcakes would grow on trees! Equipped with a gigantic sweet tooth, Emily enthusiastically looks forward to tasting each and every yummy cupcake at Cupcake Camp SB!




Alison Riede recently opened Sugar Cat Studio, an independent cupcake catering business, which also offers handmade cupcake wrappers, in Santa Barbara in July 2010. With degrees in Surface Pattern, Textile and Fashion Design from Syracuse University, her inspiration runs the gamut. From thrift store aisles, fashion runways, décor magazines and shows on Food Network, anything can spark an idea for a new cupcake wrapper design or cupcake flavor. Color combinations and patterns inspire her, and she loves flea market shopping and reading almost any food blog or magazine she can get her hands on. Her most popular cupcake flavors are tiramisu, pink champagne, and anything cheesecake related. Alison's cupcake wrappers have been shipped worldwide for weddings in Paris, London, and Australia, and she's also created cupcake wrappers for the Academy Awards celebrity gifting suites. Alison bakes gourmet cupcakes for weddings, birthday parties, and other special events, and there isn't a cupcake flavor she won't try at least once! She's also donated cupcakes to fundraisers, most recently the Organic Soup Kitchen Jazz BBQ Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, and has partnered with Oreana Winery on select weekends to create unique wine and cupcake pairings. Alison welcomes custom requests, and would be delighted to bake cupcakes or create cupcake wrappers for your special event! This cupcake "Wonder Women" is super excited to be part of our amazing event!


Cassie Piper is the creator and owner of, a blog dedicated to baking, tasting and sharing cupcakes. From years of experience in baking gourmet cupcakes for family and friends, Cassie shares her favorite recipes with her readers. Whether it’s from her favorite, Martha Stewart Cupcake Book or the latest winning recipe on Cupcake Wars, Cassie will be the first to give you feedback on each recipe. Where there’s a Cupcakery, Cassie will be there to give her review. From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, Cassie has created her own Cupcake Map and shares the sweetest locations for an afternoon cupcake. Her favorite project for theCupcakediary is to bake cupcakes for causes. Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara was the origin of her passion in this area, and she is extremely honored to return as a judge. Besides Cupcakes, Cassie enjoys being outdoors, hiking with friends and her beagle Roxy. She currently heads efforts in social media for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and lives in Los Angeles, CA. We think this SWEET cupcake diva will make a fine judge!


Having a sweet tooth isn't the best thing when getting ready for a pageant, BUT nonetheless Miss Ventura County 2011 Megan Wisler enjoys her cupcakes! She recently placed in the top 12 at the Miss California pageant, so now it's time to celebrate with some cupcakes! When she isn't competing, Megan likes to enjoy baking desserts for family and friends. She can't cook, but she sure can bake! Megan also is an advocate for the Children's Miracle Network and raised $2,000 through her Miss Ventura County fundraiser, which will help facilitate the lives of children in hospitals. She believes this is a great cause and she can most definitely be of service in the cupcake judging! Megan agrees that "Cupcakes are a Girls Best Friend', especially if they are chocolate!

Returning Judges...




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 Michael Cervin is a writer, author and speaker, and has been promoting the Central Coast for over a decade. He is the author of three national travel books, California Wine Country, Santa Barbara & The Central Coast, and Spotlight: Cambria & Morro Bay, all published by Moon, and author of a book of poetry, Generous Fiction. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara he was an actor in Hollywood and appeared in TV shows such as 3 Rock from the Sun, Grace Under Fire, The Young and the Restless, It’s A Miracle, and several others. He also wrote, directed and produced four plays in the Los Angeles area. Notable publications he has written for include Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits, Westways, Santa Barbara Magazine, Food & Beverage World, and over 80 others. Along the way he has interviewed (for print, and when he hosted his own radio show) people such as Dan Aykroyd, Gina Gallo, musicians Mick Fleetwood and Dave Koz, and sports figures like Lakey Petersen, Greg Norman and Mario Andretti. His food and wine judging experiences have taken him to the Best of Vinho Verde Awards in Portugal, the Taste of Rum Festival in Puerto Rico, the Monterey Wine Competition, Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, the Central Coast Wine Competition, the Paso Robles Winemaker’s Cook-Off, the Santa Barbara Chowder Fest, and many others. He is the restaurant critic and contributing travel writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press, and he writes several wine columns. He recently returned from speaking engagements in China, and Alaska. Michael was formerly the Vice-Chair for the Santa Barbara Historical Landmarks Commission, and is a board member for the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. Follow his exploration of Santa Barbara and the Central coast at:


Honorable MC of Cupcake Camp Santa Barbara 2010

Arthur von Wiesenberger was born in New York, attended Aiglon College in Villars, Switzerland, Davies in London and Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds the Diplome d'honneur from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne (France) and is a Chevalier of the Chapitre de la Fleur de Vigne de l'Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne (France). His radio and Internet television program, Around The World, won the International Restaurant and Hotel Award (IRHA) in 2008.

His books on bottled water include, OASIS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Capra Press 1978), H20: THE GUIDE TO QUALITY BOTTLED WATER (Woodbridge Press 1988), THE POCKETGUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Contemporary Books 1991) and THE TASTE OF WATER (Best Cellar Books 1995). He is also the author of THE SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANT GUIDE (Capra Press 1990), (2nd Edition Pacific Books 1994), (3rd Edition 2001) and CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR (Capra Press, 1992) He has written articles that have appeared in RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE, SHAPE MAGAZINE, FIT MAGAZINE, PRIVATE CLUBS MAGAZINE, MARKET WATCH, ENTREE, EPICUREAN RENDEZVOUS, VALLEY MAGAZINE, TOWN & COUNTRY and numerous newspapers.

 He has served as the food and wine editor for SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE and is currently the co-Publisher of the SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS and EL MEXICANO NEWSPAPER..He has appeared on national television programs discussing food and beverages and is the host of the award- winning weekly syndicated radio program, Around the World, He also hosts a weekly food program Nipper's Table Talk on AM 1290 KZSB, Santa Barbara (see ) .He has been a speaker at The Whole Life Expo in Pasadena, 1984 - 1986, Mountain Valley Spring Water Annual Distributors Convention, 1991 and The California Bottled Water Association, 1991. He was a speaker at Wine America in New York, March 1993, The Midwest Wine Exposition in Chicago, October 1993, The Society of Wine Educators, Los Angeles National Convention, 1995 and Kapalua Wine & Food Symposium, Maui, Hawaii, June 1996. In 2000 in Seattle and 2001 in Miami Mr. von Wiesenberger was a featured speaker at the International Bottled Water Association Convention & Trade Show.

Mr. von Wiesenberger is a member of The International Bottled Water Association, The American Institute of Wine and Food, (founded by Julia Child and Robert Mondavi), The Southern California Restaurant Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and Past-President of The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.