This is a worldwide competition where bakers come up with original cupcakes and compete for the fabulous prizes listed at the end of this post.
I came up with a Mocha Cappuccino White Chocolate cupcake. The cupcake is a chocolate mocha cake with a white chocolate espresso ganache filling with a chocolate covered espresso bean in the centre. The cupcake is iced with a Swiss Meringue buttercream with some of the ganache whipped into it and a shot of coffee liqueur for good measure. It's then topped with chocolate "steam" curls.
Here is a cross section showing the ganache centre with the chocolate covered espresso bean:
Voting is open from Sunday, March 1 at 8pm to Friday, March 6, at 12:00 noon.
Please vote for my little cupcake here: http://www.mkecupcakequeen.blogspot.com
Our February ETSY PRIZE-PACK is from artists:
- DIANAEVANS - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5599270
- as well as a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.
- PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice - sweet!
Last and certainly not least, don’t forget our corporate prize providers: HEAD CHEFS by FIESTA PRODUCTS, http://www.fiestaproducts.com, HELLO CUPCAKE by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, http://blog.hellocupcakebook.com, JESSIE STEELE APRONS http://www.jessiesteele.com; TASTE OF HOME books, http://www.tasteofhome.com; a t-shirt from UPWITHCUPCAKES.COM http://www.upwithcupcakes.com/. Iron Cupcake:Earth is sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers, http://www.1800flowers.com .