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"The CupCake Ladi" Wins Reston Rivals Challenge

This much is clear: Restonians love cupcakes.

Lake Anne's "The CupCake Ladi" is the winner of Reston Patch's first Rivals challenge.

We asked readers to write reviews on the Reston Patch business listings for or

CupCake Ladi," got the most reviews with 63. Red Velvet had 42, and Edibles Incredible had one. Reviews written elsewhere on Reston Patch did not count.

Our random winner from "The CupCake Ladi" reviews is Kyra Longacre, who wins a $50 gift card to Reston Town Center.

Check back later this week for a second round of Reston Rivals. Do you have a suggestion for a category for Rivals? Email Reston Patch editor Karen Goff at kareng@patch.com or leave your idea in the comments below.

Susan Miller July 17, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Are you kidding ? Am I too late to enter this contest . I went out today and bought four from each cupcake store . It took 90 minutes and 45 dollors SO far we have had ttwo of Red Velvet ones and my 12 year old son and his friend have rated them a ten . We are going to do a side by side taste test for dinner. Since it cost so much its going to be the main course. I will report back my resuts I have no idea why I am so excited by this .. Maybe next week could be GYROS or Frozen yogurt
Carolyn Lawson Low July 17, 2011 at 10:33 PM
I think next week will be Reston's favorite gym ;-)
Susan Miller July 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM
My family voted the following way 2 adults cupcake lady chocolate .. NOt so much the key lime ... 12 year old male -loved red velvet . Frotsting 9 year old and 15 year edible treats one . because it was bigger and sweeter
Karen Goff July 17, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Thanks for your enthusiasm and commitment, Susan. Your comments are always welcome, but the contest closed at noon Sunday. I predict a good one coming up this week, though. Gyros and fro yo both good ideas.
Ant Linda July 18, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Well Susan enjoy the cupcakes and be ready for the next !!!
bella July 18, 2011 at 09:57 PM
My family & I love the cupcake ladi! We visit her shoppe at least 3 times a week. Everyday she has a unique named small cake as her feature. I have had both of the others listed, they don't compare. CCL is amazing! She is a philanthropist & humanitarian. Certified organic ingredients. We are 11 in our family, CCL's signature Kei Lime cup cake is amazing, Maybe not for a 12 year old. We ordered 4 dozen of the Kei Lime with Kei Lime custard center, I can't wait till tomorrow to pick up my special order YAY for me! By the way she has excellent customer service, she will open special for me tomorrow. Bigger & sweeter is not always better.
Alexis July 18, 2011 at 10:49 PM
Couldn't have said it better bella! I think her decadent treats are responsible for a few pounds of mine :) The Cupcake Ladi is a wonderful person as is her husband and extended "family"...Grade A in my book!!
Sidney K. July 24, 2011 at 04:07 AM
I am not a fan of Red Velvet...their cupcakes have a "week old" taste to them....on top of the fact that they are way overpriced. I think the cupcakes they sell are not worth $40 a dozen....
The CupCake Ladi ~ TCCL July 25, 2011 at 09:52 PM
.. @ Cindi (y) K. Drop in to visit "The CupCake Ladi" Shoppe Sat or Sun. I will gift you an assorted half a dozen of our 97% Organic CupCakes along w/ 1- 97% Organic Chocolate Decadence Drenched 4times in Belgian Chocolate Cookie. weighs in @ 2.7 ounces. Warm regards, CCL
LD July 26, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Congrats CCL! I went in to the shop on Saturday & bought 4 cupcakes (variety) & a belgian cookie & though it was a little pricey - the products were DELICIOUS!! You deserve the title & the business that comes with it. I LOVED the moo moo one & my husband LOVED the smores. In reality though, they were all fantastic!
The CupCake Ladi ~ TCCL July 26, 2011 at 04:11 PM
.. LD, thank you for dropping in. "The CupCake Ladi"'s CupCakes are 97% Organic all of them are generousli filled. Regarding Chocolate Decadence Drenched in Belgian Chocolate 4times w/various Accoutrements each Decadent Cookie weighs in @ 2.7 ounces. I would also like to add.. All of CCL's products DO NOT contain .. No synthetic growth or breeding hormones, No antibiotics, No GMOs, No persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors & No Artificial Preservatives. Thanks you for the kind words. Come in Wednesdai Juli 27th starting @ 2:00 PM .. we are gifting 300 Organic Yin & Yang CupCakes while thei last .. Warm regards, CCL
Tammy Klinefelter Bane July 27, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Having seen all the the publicity in the Reston Patch I had to give your cupcakes a try.....I too was not impressed with the Red Velvet cupcake and while good the family voted that mine were way better for the price. The boys and I went late Sunday evening and let me tell you that while it is hard to find, your store has some fabulous stuff!! My oldest chose the gelato and is now hooked, while my other son and I opted to take our Moo Moo cupcakes home. Once there, we opened the container and admired the stash.....before I blinked my oldest had already inhaled half of my cupcake before my husband could even ask for a sample.......needless to say, I will be back for more cupcakes and have tried to spread the word on where you are and that you now offer gelato!! Thanks Reston Patch for letting us know you were there......
Sidney K. August 01, 2011 at 01:06 AM
@Cupcake Ladi....I am so sorry for not dropping in this past weekend....I did not see your post till Sunday night.....I will stop in on Wednesday if that is ok with you!! Many thanks and blessings to you!!!
The CupCake Ladi ~ TCCL August 01, 2011 at 12:23 PM
.. @ Cindi (y) K. .. "The CupCake Ladi" Shoppe opens on Wednesdai 3:30 PM ish .. we will see you then ..~ all of the gals that work @ the shoppe are aware of your gift .. If you can't make that dai, you come in on another afternoon or evening. No pressure~ Warm regards, CCL

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