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Lexington bakery Caramanda’s takes the Breeders’ CupCake

$1 of each Breeders’ Cup treat sold to benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope

Lexington, Ky.  – Each year, the Breeders’ Cup partners with a local bakery to produce the official Breeders’ CupCake. The winner this year is Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe.

“The quest for confection is over,” said Peter Rotondo, Breeders’ Cup vice president of media and entertainment. “We’re thrilled to feature Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe as the home of the 2015 Breeders’ CupCake.”

Steve Henderson from Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe created a raspberry cake infused with white chocolate chips topped with a fluffy buttercream icing. The cake portion was Breeders’ Cup purple, a difficult color for bakers to achieve.

After getting the nod from the judges, Steve Henderson: “We are family business here in Lexington and we sincerely appreciate the focus that the Breeders’ Cup offers to local businesses like ours.  Partnering with an international event like this provides us an amazing opportunity to showcase our business’ focus on quality and presentation.”

The winning baker picks a local charity to receive a $1 donation from every cupcake sold. Henderson selected Central Kentucky Riding for Hope to be the recipient. Jenny Henson of Confused Confections and Charlene Olup of Donut Days were the other finalists.

The cupcakes will be available at most events connected to the Breeders’ Cup and related festivities. For a complete list, as well as the recipe and other information, check out breederscupcake.com in mid-October.