PHOTOS: DC Cupcake Contest
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Washingtonians showed that they are what they bake with entries to Dupont Circle bakery Hello Cupcake's "Design Your D.C." cupcake challenge. The amateur cake decorators crafted D.C.-inspired cupcakes that reflected their love for the city, and the panel of judges chose winners for: most creative use of fondant; most likely to be eaten; best use of theme and best-designed political statement. On June 5, the grand prize winner with the best overall cupcake design went home with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, while subcategory winners walked away with KitchenAid Hand Mixers. To further sweeten the deal, KitchenAid sponsored a second competition in the democratic tradition from June 7 to June 11, in which seven finalists battled it out to become the fan favorite.