Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Portland Buy Local's Indie Biz Awards

Tonight I went to the Indie Biz Awards which was put on by Portland's Buy Local. It was the first time I have attended this event and it was definitely worth attending. There was so much amazing free food, ranging from Local Sprouts to Dean's Sweets. I was quite excited to go tonight, because I knew that there would be cupcakes! I managed to try three different varieties of cupcakes from Y-Lime's Gourmet; this isn't the first time that I have had one and I am definitely going to be seeking out their cupcakes more frequently. My favorite of the three was the Chocolate Raspberry that you can see above. It's not the best picture, but I was trying to balance the mini cupcake in one hand while trying to get a picture in macro mode with a low iso in the other hand... a slightly difficult task. A very delicious cupcake, however poor the quality of the photo is. The chocolate cake was very moist and the raspberry buttercream was very creamy and delicious. Not too sweet or overpowering. This isn't the first time that I have had Y-Lime's Gourmet and I am definitely going to be seeking out their cupcakes more frequently.

I loved how the Indie Biz Awards was such a gathering of delicious food. One of my favorite places in Portland to get chocolate is Dean's Sweets and they were there tonight with a table filled with different samples of their truffles and chocolate covered potato chips. Their chocolate is a step above anything else I have had so far. Cadbury has nothing on Dean's. I even managed to win one of the raffle prizes and thankfully it was the Sweet Tooth one, which included a dozen cupcakes from Y-Lime's Gourmet, a bag of popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn Co (amazing popcorn), a Portmanteau bag, a gift certificate and hot fudge from Beals, a gift certificate to Old Port Candy Co and a gift certificate for two for the Maine Foodie Tours! This is very exciting for me, since it will satisfy my sweet tooth for the next couple of months. Thank you, Portland Buy Local!


  1. Yum, I love her cupcakes. And I was a tour guide for the Maine Foodie Tours this summer; you'll love it!