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Friday, June 17, 2011

My recent Cupcake Contest!

My daughter Amanda and I wore matching aprons--it was so kind of her to help me out that evening, especially after putting in almost a 12 hour day in the vet hospital.....

The 'regular' bakers had to bake three different recipes and plate them all creatively for the judges.  We had to have 54 plates of cupcakes PLUS cupcakes for display

Posing with my plated cakes before serving to judges and guests

This group came in, advertising cupcake 'skirtz' as they call them

The cupcake cruiser's entries

a red velvet gluten-free entry

some of the guests filling out their feedback pages

more happy cupcake eaters

folks had to pace themselves or get overly sweet!

My display for the judges- a bit of victorian charm with battenburg lace

the judges discuss the winner

on left: daughter Cadie and Amanda on the right

new son-in-law had his fill of cupcakes and voted for moi

the display tables

The prizes were on the far table---framed cupcake and two bottles of wine from the cupcake winery      
 So, I didn't win, but I learned a lot, had GREAT fun, met LOTS of wonderful people in the community who LOVED my cupcakes and wrote to me, came up to me afterward, etc. AND some of my family was there to share it all with me.......and my sweetheart helped me pack up the car and clean up the kitchen afterward!!
Have Sifter Will Travel!!!!
Well......just you wait......I'm dreaming up some new flavors for next year!!!

Oh yes, I didn't tell you my flavors:  Chocolate covered Cherries, Strawberries Cream Puffs, and Love a Latte which was a spicey cake with a coffee frosting made with marscapone......YUMMY!


  1. Dear Joann,
    I so enjoyed reading your post! You and Amanda look ADORABLE in your matching aprons! Your cupcakes look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing the whole cupcake experience with us. It looks like it was a lot of work, but all worth it in the end. Must have been so nice to have your family there by your side and have the other guests come up and speak to you. You did a fabulous job, and in the end, it doesn't matter that you did not "win", just participating makes you a winner. Wish I was there to vote for you too. Happy weekend! xoxo

  2. All your cupcakes sounded and looked delicious. You are a WINNER in my book. xoxo

  3. Wow Joann! This is a huge proud of you for even entering (think I would be too scared!) I'll have a Love a Latte please, with a large black hazelnut coffee! All looks wonderful and I'm sure the love & support you got from everyone made it a really fun (if exhausting) event! What were winning flavours by the way? Yours sound divine! xoxo

  4. The winning cupcake FLAVOR was Chocolate with Stout Beer----I should have known everyone would go for an alcoholic cupcake!!!! :)

  5. Oh, wow!! I am so proud of you!! No guts, no they say! Your cupcakes looked wonderful and your judges' display fantastic! I know all your cupcakes were absolutely delicious. Thank you for doing this on the blog as I really enjoyed it all!! By the way, I have the very same sifter : ) Ah, kindred spirits!! Love and hugs, Sherry xx

  6. Having baked a few batches of simple cupcakes for birthdays recently, I can only imagine the work that went into these! They're beautiful and they look delicious. Congratulations on taking on such a big challenge and doing it so well!

  7. Your cupcakes sound and look wonderful, and the photos of you and your family are precious. :)


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