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Delilah Bakery cupcakes. Yum! Flickr photo via LoveByte

Today is National Cupcake Day! Thankfully there are plenty of ways you can indulge in the unofficial celebration. We have a couple of favorites around Echo Park we’d like to share:

Delilah Bakery: Simply the best cupcakes around- try the Chocolate Orange Jack Daniels or the Red Velvet, particularly delicious. They cost about $3.25 (I think) and are totally worth it. The Bakery was also highlighted on the Huffington Post for the Best Cakes in Los Angeles.

Soul Cups: Echo Park resident Celeste Alleyne is the master chef behind this cupcake catering company. They are, indeed, cupcakes with soul: made from down home, soulful and natural ingredients. “Pound O’ Butter” and “Lemon Drop” are just two of the flavors she offers at $40 per dozen (check the website for more info on pricing).

Let us know in the comments section below where you get your favorite cupcakes in Echo Park!

Echo Park baker extraordinaire Celeste Alleyne will be facing off in the Food Network’s new season of Cupcake Wars, where four bakers compete for the grand prize of $10,000. She is the baker behind local cupcake company Soul Cups, and has adapted long-time family recipes for her decadent cupcake flavors.

“To learn how this cupcake battle is fought, you must watch the show. I’m sworn to secrecy and can’t share any details,” said Celeste in a press release. “But I can promise you that this is one war you won’t want to miss.  I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. And I give it my all—a one, two, punch, knock you out in three—a fight to make the best and most creative cupcakes that my customers always crave!”

The show airs on Tuesday, February 22 2011.

We almost met her a few months ago at a Soul Cups tasting at Say Cheese Café (thanks to the flu, we haven’t had the pleasure yet). She will make another appearance for the Annual Soul Cups Cupcakes Holiday sale (think Peppermint Stick, The Great Pumpkin Spice and Lemon Snowdrops) at the Silver Lake café on Sunday, December 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Congrats, Celeste!

When Echo Park resident Celeste Alleyne isn’t working full-time at Microsoft as the Director of Community Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, she is baking up some delicious cupcakes through Soul Cups, her very own Los Angeles-based catering company.

We caught wind of Celeste and Soul Cups with the announcement of a tasting event of Soul Cups at Say Cheese Cafe, happening this weekend in Silver Lake!

“Say Cheese is an amazing establishment with the type of design esthetic and food insight I adore-Glenn Harrell is my mentor who has graciously asked me to showcase my cupcakes for every holiday in his cafe,” she says.

Make sure to stop by Say Cheese Cafe, located at 2800 Hyperion Ave in Silver Lake (right by the Trader Joe’s). The tasting event goes on Saturday, June 26 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We definitely plan on stopping by to support our fellow Echo Park resident, especially since they are showcasing flavors like Strawberry Twist, Lemon Drop and Muddy Water Chocolate cupcakes. You’ll be able to taste, as a sample, Blueberry, Strawberry Twist and Apple Pie cupcakes (the samples are like mini cupcakes, which she calls “baby dots”). Yum!

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