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Weekend Roundup: LA Marathon Treadmill Challenge & Confection Co-Op

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FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time. Featured guests then swarm our FOX Television Center parking lot every Thursday morning between 9am and 10am on Good Day LA, creating a big party as one jam-packed segment known as the Weekend Roundup!

Here's more information about the guests we featured:


LA Marathon Treadmill Challenge

Do you have what it takes to run a marathon? Now you can find out by stepping up to the ASICS LA Marathon treadmill challenge. This one-of-a-kind treadmill is touring different places throughout SoCal leading up to the big day on Sunday, March 9, and runs at only one speed--the Marathon's record pace. But don't worry, if it becomes too fast to stay on, the special harness will hold you up so you don't fall! During the treadmill challenge, ASICS America will donate $5 for every minute logged up to $26,200 to Back On My Feet, a national organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves. For the ASICS LA Marathon treadmill challenge schedule, go to www.asicsamerica.com/lamarathon.

Marpop Cupcakes at Confection Co-Op

How sweet it is! The Confection Co-Op in Hollywood is your one-stop shop for yummy baked goodness: cupcakes, cookies, scones, waffles, specialty cakes, plus a really cool custom ice cream sandwich bar. And for the month of March, it's also the ONLY place where you can get the special Marpop Cupcake from "Guest Confectionist of the Month" Mar Yvette!!! This tasty cupcake is totally vegan and features a super-moist chocolate cake, fresh strawberry champagne buttercream and colorful funfetti!! You can sample the Marpop Cupcake for FREE on Saturday, March 8 from 1pm-4pm at Confection Co-Op at 1200 North Highland Ave, Hollywood. And if you want to bake it yourself, check out the recipe (www.facebook.com/theconfectioncoop) -- lovezzz!

Marpop Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes (Makes 10)

All purpose flour 1 ¼ cup

Sugar 1 cup

Cocoa 1/3 cup

Salt ½ tsp

Baking soda 1 tsp

Warm water 1 cup

Vanilla extract 1 tsp

Vegetable oil 1/3 cup

Vinegar 1 tsp

Sift flour and sift cocoa

Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl

Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients

Mix until smooth 30 seconds to 1 minute

Scoop into cupcake liners (preferably pink ones!)

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes

Vegan Strawberry Champagne "Buttercream"

Earth Balance (butter alternative) 2 cups

Powdered sugar 12 cups sifted

Salt ¼ tsp

Coconut milk creamer ½ cup

Vanilla 1 Tbsp (add to cream)

Rose Champagne ½ cup

Strawberries ½ cup

Soften Smart Balance and cut into small pieces and mix on med/high speed until smooth

Add salt and sugar, mix on low speed

Add coconut cream, vanilla, and champagne, mix on low

Add strawberries

Mix on med/high speed for 10 seconds, take up to hi speed and mix for 5 seconds

Swirl on top of cupcakes and enjoy!

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