Sweet Tooth Fairy whipping up cupcake magic at ChefDance

January 19, 2013
PROVO -- Megan Brown, the owner and founder of the Sweet Tooth Fairy, will be cooking for the stars today as she teams up with chef Shawn Armstrong for the 10th annual ChefDance, an exclusive five-night dinner series that assembles renowned culinary professionals to create gourmet dishes for a hand-picked guest list.

The event is held in Park City and runs in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival. Brown and Armstrong, executive chef of Montage in Deer Valley, are the only two Utah chefs invited to prepare food this year. They will be preparing dinner for 250 people on Saturday. Brown's chosen dessert is a sweet potato cupcake with a ginger graham crust, filled with cinnamon creme brulee, and topped with orange frosting and candied pumpkin seeds. She also is giving each guest a box of The Sweet Tooth Fairy's cakebites.

The invitation was a huge moment for Brown.

"This is their 10th anniversary and they wanted to represent Utah at the anniversary," she said. "This is the super elite. It's really humbling. This is what I really love to do."

Brown said she will have eight culinary students to help with her dessert. The preparation has taken several weeks.

"Emotionally it took me a couple of weeks to figure out what I was going to do. This week has been the final testing," Brown said.

For Brown, ChefDance is part of an incredible path she is following. "There are so many wonderful people who have helped me and great opportunities. It's my journey right now.

"The invitation to participate in ChefDance is an overwhelming honor," Brown said. "I am looking forward to sharing a kitchen with such a talented group of chefs and having the opportunity to create a custom dessert for this special group."

Other chefs for the five days are Armstrong, Javier Plascencia, Whitney Miller, Shawn McClain and Marcel Vigneron.

"ChefDance diners hail from all over the world," Brown said. "We wanted to send them home with a little piece of Utah and The Sweet Tooth Fairy."

Started here in Utah County, the Sweet Tooth Fairy has made a name for itself around the globe. Its products have been featured on "Cupcake Wars," "The Rachael Ray Show," "The Gayle King Show" and in Martha Stewart Weddings and Woman's Day magazines.

For more information on ChefDance and the menus visit www.chefdance.com.

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