Friday, March 18, 2011

First Place St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes!

Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting--Homemade Sugar Candy Crystal on top

Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

Cupcake decorating/best tasting competition at work for St. Patrick's Day.

Didn't think many people would  enter  and I would be the only fool with cupcakes---I was wrong. Many many submissions.

Some were really pretty---others, not so much.

Some tasted good---most, not so much. Just sayin'...

Didn't think I would win because as the judging was going on most people seemed to be raving about all the cupcakes that were made using boxed  mixes. I honestly think majority of people like the taste of those more because it's what everybody grows up with.

That's cool.

I sat around the conference room joking with some of my colleagues, went back to  my desk to get some work done, walked back  to the conference room because I realized I forgot my favorite pen, and everybody started clapping and saying congratulations.

I did win!

It was kind of exciting.

Wasn't going to put these cupcakes up because I already have similar recipes here, but since they DID win (cupcake carrier caddy was the prize) I decided to put up some pictures.

By some,  I mean the 2 that are at the beginning of this post.

That's all I have.   :)


Dark Chocolate Cupcakes from How Sweet Eats

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting from Chaos in the Kitchen 

Peanut Butter Frosting from All Recipes



  1. Congratulations on your win!!! Sugar art?! If you hadn't won, I would have been forced to come to D.C. and give the judges the "Tina Knowles" glare!

  2. Congratulations! I am so glad you did and I got to come and visit. Love the cupcake but the sugar decor takes it over the top. I have to admit, lots of times I like the box mixes better too, they seem to be more moist. Too many homemade cakes I have tried are super dry. Glad yours was the real deal though.

  3. Yeah for you! You should have won because those look amazing- however, i am always eyeing your oreo truffles to make this weekend. both look delicious! So wish I would have been one of those judges!

  4. You won! That's fantastic! Congrats. Cupcakes look delish!

  5. A well deserved win. They look wonderful! I've made a whole lot of scratch cupcakes that weren't as good as boxed cake mixes. I just made a really good chocolate one but those look great, too. Will have to try them to compare.

    And thanks for following my blog! :-)