Last weekend I took part of a wonderful event called cupcake camp. It took place at the oh-so-stylish Blue Hill Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants brought cupcakes of all types. My favorite cupcake was a mini cupcake that had blueberry cake, maple frosting, and a piece of bacon on top (pictured below). Yes, bacon. Don't doubt it yet. It tasted like a blueberry pancake with maple syrup with a little bit of bacon in there. Fabulous. Breakfast in a cupcake. In fact, I believe it won best taste. Which leads me to the competition part of the event. Of course, I entered. The cupcakes I baked (in order from left to right, front to back, pictured above) were Chocolate Caramel Pretzel, Mexican Thanksgiving, S'mores Remix, and Apple Cider. (Descriptions of cupcakes can be found under the "creations" tab.) The categories for the competition included best taste, best use of seasonal ingredients, most unique, and best decorated. And guess what? I won!! My Mexican Thanksgiving cupcake won best use of seasonal ingredients! How amazing. I was so excited to be a part of an amazing event and win one of the categories. I am looking forward to attending again next year!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I got the inspiration for these by flipping through a drink menu at a restaurant. The combination of Baileys, chocolate and caramel intrigued me. Of course, I took this inspiration and transformed it into a cupcake. I recreated the drink by baking chocolate cake filled with chocolate caramel ganache topped with Baileys buttercream and drizzled with caramel. These were a perfect mid work day treat.
Monday, August 29, 2011
I love fall. After my birthday hits (August 17th by the way) I am so ready for fall to arrive. In anticipation of my favorite season I created wonderful apple cider cupcakes. The cake is a mulling spice cake (all of the yummy spices in apple cider) filled with apple compote (similar to baked apples) topped with cream cheese icing dusted with cinnamon. Delicious!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Everybody love those delicious truffles we get from our loved ones during the holidays. They have the perfect combination of sweet crunchy nutty. So do these cupcakes. Ive taken chocolate cake and filled it with Nutella ganache and finished it with chocolate mousse covered in walnut pieces.