Before I open the lid on all of the Cupcake details, I have to say that yesterday’s response to my “Triathlon Cake” was so flattering! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get that many comments or visitors! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, left a comment, and introduced me to the wild wild world of twitter! Tweets are kind of viral! (In a good way).
Back to Cupcakes!
So I was stoked to sign up for the Inaugural Cupcake Challenge! Each year from here on they are going to have a different theme; this year happened to be “Cupcake Cocktails”. Immediately I started to ponder some of my favorites and Irish Car Bombs were high ranking on the list! After many experiments with Guinness and Bailys I was pleased but not “excited” about them, so I moved on to creating other flavors.
Here I present to you my two final choices!
On the left is: “Bertie’s Hard Lemonade” which is a light lemon cake filled with a Citrus Vodka Lemon Curd, topped with Meringue, a lemon head, and red straw for garnish.
On the Right: “Cherry Blossom-tini” which is a Cherry flavored cake filled with one whole Maraschino Cherry that was soaked in Triple Sec, and topped with a light and fluffy butter cream with a gum paste cherry blossom flower for garnish.
We started the morning with the National Half Marathon (that post will probably show up tomorrow) and to be frank, I waddled home after the race, slept, ate chipotle, then suffered through lower-back spasms as I baked for 5 hours- creating over 200 cupcakes!! Here’s the picture show of how it all went down! The Boss was a great helper and much like everything I do, it just wouldn’t have all worked out if he wasn’t around!
All gone! We sold out of all of our the cupcakes, and could easily have done more if we had baked them! Since it was the first year that they ran this event I think they were a little overwhelmed by the incredible turnout! They sold over 700+ tickets, and it was organized chaos! In the end, all I can say is that I would enter the challenge again in a heart beat! Plus the monies raised went to charity, who can argue with that?
Hope you enjoyed the cocktails! I’ll definitely be making these puppies again soon so stayed tuned!