Cupcake Adventure Contest

By on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Do you love creating you own cupcake recipes? Well, get out your mixers and muffin cups and enter the Scharffen Berger Cupcake Adventure Contest!  Cupcake recipes must include their chocolate and one or more of these selected “Adventure Ingredients”:

  • Stout beer
    (including oatmeal, chocolate, imperial or any other stout)
  • Ricotta
  • Buttermilk
  • Coconut milk, cream or butter
  • Saffron
  • Molasses (light,
    dark or blackstrap)
  • Adzuki bean
  • Fresh beet
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Chili pepper (fresh or
    whole dried)
  • Bee pollen
  • Meyer lemon
  • Almond flour
  • Sumatra coffee beans
  • Yes, some of these ingredients are a bit more unusual but who doesn’t love a good challenge?   I say go for the ricotta and fresh beet!   Contest prizes include money (woo, hoo!), books, chocolate, a trip to New York and the chance to have your recipe published on Food Networks magazine!   How amazing would it be to have one of our wonderful fans win this contest?   Click here for all the contest rules and details.  Good luck!








     You should also check out the new interactive cupcake builder on the Scharffen Berger website.  You can select a base cupcake batter and virtually build a cupcake using adventure ingredients, get tips on how to use the ingredients and more.

    Brooklyn NY Cupcake Cookoff

    By on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

    This week, I truly envy our NY readers.  There are so many cupcake events to attend;  the latest being this Brooklyn Kitchen Blog cupcake contest.

    Brooklyn NY Cupcake Cook-off? Wha?

    Exactly. We are hosting the Third Annual Cupcake Cook-off at Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Monday May 11 from 7-9 PM. The cupcakes will be judged by our panel of cupcake judges, and winners will be announced.

    Do I bake on-site?

    No. All cupcakes must arrive baked, frosted, staged and assembled.

    How many cupcakes?

    Truly a question for the ages. We recommend that you bring as many cupcakes as you can possibly carry. We will require 6 cupcakes for judging, and the rest you will distribute to the ravenous crowd to win favor in the Popular Vote.

    More details about prizes and how to enter the contest can be found at The Brooklyn Kitchen Blog.  If any of our readers attends, please take some photos to share with ATC.  Thanks!

    Cupcake Camp Ottawa Results

    By on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

    Cupcake Camp Ottawa

    Just got word of a recent contest up in our northerly neighbor Canada.  Cupcake Camp Ottawa is a cupcake contest that involved 3400 cupcakes, almost 100 bakers, 30 volunteers, and nearly 500 tasters we reached our goal of $2000 for Woman Alive!!

    Some amazing photos of the event captured by Anna Hakim Photography.

    Contest results below:

    Best in Show ~ “Red Velvet Purse” by Michelle Morrison!!

    Best Chocolate ~ “Before 9 Minipops” by L’Oven!!

    Best Decorated ~ The “Oreo Sunrise” by Kristen LaFrance!!

    Most Unique ~ “Irish Car Bomb” by Anne Patenaude!!

    Honourable Mention for tastiness ~ “Lemony Lemon” by Colleen Forer!!

    NY Cupcake Eating Contest

    By on Sunday, April 26th, 2009

    In a flurry of chocolate cream and crumby debris, the yoga teacher crammed her last cupcake – No. 17 – winning the contest, and defeating her closest competitor by just one of the sweet treats.

    Ivy Bakery held its first cupcake-eating contest outside of the shop on 87th St. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The five competitors were given five minutes to inhale as many chocolate cupcakes as possible. The winner took home $75 and dubious bragging rights.

    More about this event at the NY Daily News.

    *Apr 25 - 00:05*

    1st Annual Oakland Cupcake Bakeoff

    By on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

    For those of you in the Northern California Bay Area, there will be the 1st Annual Rock Paper Scissors Cupcake Bake-Off! Judging will be done by you the public.  This event is sponsored by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective.

    Upon entry to the event for a measly sum of $4, you will be transformed into an official judge and be given a score card, a plate, and a napkin. Judges will sample all the cupcakes and vote for their favorite. The top three winners will get a super fancy prize, including the Cupcake Bake-Off Cookbook.

    See you there!

    Cupcake Bakeoff

    mod*mom 10 dozen Cupcake Giveaway!

    By on Friday, February 1st, 2008

    Check out mod*mom for a fantastic giveaway of 10 dozen divvies cupcakes! Wow, that’s a lot of cuppies! These tasty treats were created with allergy sufferers (and vegans!) in mind- they are dairy, egg, peanut and tree nut free. Head over to mod*mom before midnight on Valentine’s Day and enter to win! These cupcakes and their creators were featured on Martha Stewart on Tuesday, so you know they’re a good thing ;)