Eclipse Chocolate’s Annual Cupcake Extravaganza

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Eclipse Chocolate’s highly anticipated Annual Cupcake Extravaganza, now in its eleventh year, will return to the South Park confectionary-restaurant from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 8. During this ten-day event, San Diegans can experience 24 limited-time flavors created by Eclipse’s founder and Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games winner Will Gustwiller while delighting in a pop-up baby goat petting zoo and prizes including free gourmet cupcakes for a year.

Daily during Eclipse Chocolate’s Cupcake Extravaganza, fans can nab a box of nine cupcakes in flavors of their choice for just $25 (regularly $35), including vegan and gluten free options. Each box purchased is an entry to win “A Year of Cupcakes,” 365 cupcakes valued at $1,400 and redeemable as 41 boxes of nine during the 2018-2019 season. The winner is drawn on the final day of the event, Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m.  Additional “instant winner” tokens can be found attached to the bottom of various cupcakes throughout the event; in all, more than $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.

In previous years, fans have lined up outside Eclipse Chocolate several hours ahead of time to ensure first choice of the Annual Cupcake Extravaganza’s most coveted, exclusive flavors. Eclipse Chocolate expects to break last year’s record of 6,000 cupcakes by baking and selling 10,000 cupcakes before the end of this year’s extended event. Between now and June 29, Eclipse Chocolate will reveal the event’s flavors on its Facebook and Instagram, with confirmed flavors thus far including Toasted S’mores, Strawberry Lemonade, Marshmallow Banana, Whoopie Pie, Pina Colada and Mango Salsa.

Eclipse Chocolate will celebrate the final day of its Annual Cupcake Extravaganza by transforming its outdoor patio into a baby goat petting zoo designed for all ages to enjoy – a quirky, yearly tradition that has become a neighborhood favorite event since Eclipse Chocolate opened at 2145 Fern Street in San Diego’s South Park.

No reservations or ticket purchases are necessary to participate in Eclipse Chocolate’s Annual Cupcake Extravaganza. Walk-ins welcome; early arrivals are highly encouraged. Learn more at

About Eclipse Chocolate: Eclipse Chocolate is a chocolate confectionary and full-service restaurant in San Diego, California’s charming South Park neighborhood. Established in 2004, the sweet and savory concept offers more than 100 different confections, cupcakes and other pastries, and a full-service restaurant serving daily brunch and dinner and featuring a bar, patio, and private tasting and events room. Eclipse Chocolate is located at 2145 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104, via phone at (619) 578-2984 and online at Socialize on Facebook and Instagram using @eclipsechocolate.