Cupcake Hero::OctoberSeptember 24, 2009 at 6:20 PM | Posted in Cupcake Hero, cupcakes | 21 Comments
Even though I haven’t chosen September’s winner yet, there are A LOT of you that are pitching a fit for October’s ingredient. I LOVE all the enthusiasm! I’ve gotten emails, comments and tweets begging me to announce the next ingredient. Patience is a virtue… that I don’t have so… here we go.
But before we announce the ingredient *ducking stale cupcake stumps being thrown at me* it seems like the consensus on our flickr group discussion regarding the new monthly ingredient was to build up the suspense with hints so that’s what I was trying to do! Apparently some Cupcake Hero-ers weren’t feeling the haiku, eh? FYI hints are SUPPOSE to be vague. Just saying.
Are you readyyyyyyy?
I CAN’T HEAR YOU!?!
ARE YOU READY?!!?!
I’m a Fall girl. When October arrives I get all giddy for the trifecta of holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday (Thanksgiving is a close second b/c of the food gorging and no gift buying thing) so I let him pick the ingredient this month. Of course he chose pumpkin. He’s a pumpkin freak. Cookies, cheesecake, cupcakes, pie, Starbucks etc etc. I think pumpkin is like his bacon. You pumpkin it. He will love it.
But wait. I’m not done yet.
Now I don’t know if my readers remember, but last year I co-hosted a Halloween cupcake contest with Cassie of How To Eat A Cupcake but unfortunately due to time constraits Cassie is unable to host with me this year. *sad face* (Congrats to her for starting her new biz though!) So I said “What the heck? I’ll combine Cupcake Hero and Booo-tiful Cupcake Contest for double the
Not only do you need to include pumpkin in the cake, filling and/or frosting, you need to make your cupcake Halloween-y. (UPDATED: Due to an unforeseen (or maybe I’m the only one that didn’t know?) pumpkin shortage I’m changing so that you can substitute squash if you can’t find pumpkin.) Bake your cupcake with pumpkin (or squash) in the cake, filling and/or frosting and decorate your cupcake Halloween-y. “Halloween-y” is open to interpretation. You can use fondant, candy, frosting. Anything goes. Your cupcake creation. Your call. Just bare in mind that I’ll be recreating them so I’m more likely to invoke baker’s choice with something that’s not gonna take me days to put together but still makes me scream in terror! Check out last year’s entries for inspiration.
Deadline: October 15th @ 11:59pm EST
Please, please, please don’t forget to email me your entry! Name, blog link (if applicable) and cupcake name.
Bake, drink and be scary. *Muhahaha*
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