Last Night at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival: Bubbles and Bliss for the Extreme Sweet Tooth

Categories: Events

Heather Hoch
Cupcakes, champagne, and hand rubs -- everything you need to relax at Bubbles and Bliss.
We're used to gussying ourselves up to go to Sushi Roku for great sushi, so when we came back to the W Hotel for Bubbles and Bliss, we expected the crowd to be dressed up to eat way too many mini cupcakes and sip on champagne. We didn't expect a tight mini-dress competition. This is the girliest event in the SCF lineup, complete with on-site spa treatments, on top of the cupcakes and champagne thing. But we thought that meant that the point was to relax. Since the focus for Chow Bella is the food, we'll try to ignore all of that.

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Heather Hoch
Cupcakes and Champage: A decadent, but maybe not ideal, combination.
To be honest, we weren't too impressed by the choice of stock champagne, Martini Asti. The bubbles' sweetness was overpowering when matched with the cupcakes. We would have gone with a drier, less sweet option to contrast and therefore complement the sweet treats.

Heather Hoch
Not nearly all the cupcakes to choose from at Bubbles and Bliss.
One bite after another, in an attempt to taste all the cupcakes so we could judge fairly, we were hit by waves of sugar. That's why our favorite cupcake of the night was from the Sweet Tooth Fairy bakers. While they made an excellent crème brulee cupcake filled with custardy goodness, it was the sweet potato pie cupcake that stole our vote with its spiced and slightly savory flavor. It's good to stand out.

Location Info


W Hotel Scottsdale

7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Sushi Roku

7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Butter & Me - CLOSED

4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Grande Orange Grocery

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gigi's Cupcakes

3925 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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