The Secrets Of Cupcake Perfection (May 25, 2007)
Taste Of Home Magazine Cupcake Contest Yields Sweet Results
(CBS) Each year, more than 15,000 home cooks submit recipes to Taste of Home magazine in hopes of winning one of the publication’s six national recipe contests.
In the most recent contest, the search was for the best cupcake.
Mary Bilyeu of Ann Arbor, Mich., took the top prize, and showed The Early Show viewers the secrets of her success. She was joined by Taste of Home editor in chief Catherine Cassidy.
Bilyeu, a self-confessed chocoholic, tests her recipes on her 16-year-old son and his friends. Her winning recipe contains four types of chocolate and brewed coffee in both the cake the frosting. According to Cassidy, it was this winning combination, as well as a tender cupcake and fluffy frosting, that made the recipe a stand-out.
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