Monday, November 1, 2010
Whoo hoo! Found out last night that my Nutella Baklava Cupcakes won October's honey-themed Cupcake Hero competition. Thanks again to everyone who voted! I love the set-up for the competition as you still have a chance if your cupcake rocks but you don't have a million friends to turn out and vote for you. I also like that it comes down to a taste test as there's only so much you can tell about a cupcake from a description of the components.
I thought this would mean I'd get a chance to host November's Cupcake Hero, which I was looking forward to more than the prizes themselves, but I got an email from I Heart Cuppycakes this morning saying to hold off on posting the competition as she's reevaluating Cupcake Hero due to her busy schedule and complaints from several participants about how it's organized. I know that I and at least one other participant have offered to step in and help out with the prizes and any other aspects she's struggling with. I really hope she doesn't choose to stop the competition as I think it's an extremely popular one with lots of talented bakers. It'd be a shame to see it end, especially when I had a great idea for November's ingredient. Which shall remain a mystery until I get the go ahead to host. Assuming that ever happens.
Hopefully things will be back on track soon and we can look forward to another fun challenge!