'MasterChef Junior' unveils 'World's Smallest Cupcake'by jmaloni
Sprinkles Cupcakes, FOX and Shine America celebrate kids' huge talent with pint-size treat
Series premiere of "MasterChef Junior" airs tomorrow on FOX
Yesterday, "MasterChef Junior," along with Sprinkles Cupcakes, FOX and Shine America, created the "World's Smallest Cupcake" in celebration of the series premiere, which airs tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Award-winning chef and "MasterChef Junior" host, judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay and the pint-size contestants unveiled the world's tiniest cupcake at The Grove Park in Los Angeles. The signature Sprinkles red velvet cupcake, nearly the size of a penny, was revealed in an enormous mystery box, and fans in attendance got a taste of mini-cupcakes from Sprinkles.
In the series premiere of "MasterChef Junior," 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of 8 and 13 will create their tastiest seafood, pasta or dessert dish in the auditions round and present it to the renowned "MasterChef Junior" judging panel: host and award-winning chef Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro). Twelve kids who impress the judges will continue in the competition and move one step closer to becoming America's youngest "MasterChef."
Fans can "like" "MasterChef Junior" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion at #masterchefjunior.
Sprinkles Cupcakes opened "the world's first cupcake bakery" in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Food Network, and is credited by the Los Angeles Times as "the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze." Founded by Candace Nelson, judge on Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars," and husband Charles, Sprinkles has inspired long lines of devoted Hollywood stars and serious epicureans alike. Sprinkles has 12 locations nationwide, a traveling Sprinklesmobile - the world's first cupcake truck - and sells its cupcake mixes at more than 250 Williams-Sonoma stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world's first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles Ice Cream. For additional information and a list of future locations, visit www.sprinkles.com.