Holy cannoli. I haven't blogged in ages. I've been so busy with being a Bake consultant and baking for other things that this blog got pushed to the back of the shelf with the leftovers from last Thanksgiving. So hello again! It's nice to see you again.
Here's what I've been up to since I last blogged.
1. I entered a pretty big cupcake contest at the Big E (the New England state fair) this year. I entered the most delicious, addicting pumpkin cupcakes ever. I mean EVER! They were topped with a homemade maple (REAL MAPLE) buttercream frosting and topped with homemade maple sugar candy crumbles. These cupcakes are almost impossible NOT to eat. Really. Want to know how I did? Well, I got a "merit award". Basically they were good but not good enough. I so badly wanted to place, but that's okay. It was my first contest. I scored high in every category except for the cupcake texture. I knew that was going to get me but I didn't realize I would lose HALF the points for that category! But hey, I knew the cupcake had more of a muffin texture than a cupcake texture. Mental note: Don't submit muffins into cupcake contests! :)
|Pumpkin Maple cupcakes.|
|Tiger themed cake/cupcakes (Paw prints are mad with candy melts)|
I FREAKING WON FIRST PLACE!!!!!!! HOLY CANNOLI!!! I almost cried in the car I was so excited. I literally started dancing. I didn't care who could see me. I FREAKING WON! I am still excited about it -- 2 weeks later. Big E, take that! Woot Woot! I was actually mentioned in the November Bake Magazine for the win! Yay!! Now, onto the next project...
|WINNING DEATH-BY-CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES!!|
|Glittery cake topped with a sparkling tiara!|