Cupcake Wars

Decorating By ladycakes85 Updated 25 Jul 2010 , 12:12am by 4realLaLa

ladycakes85 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 4:42pm
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Just wondering who watched the premiere of Cupcake Wars last night on the Food Network and what your thoughts were about it icon_wink.gif

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moranda Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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I watched it. I don't know that I could ever but smoked salmon in a cupcake, the maple bacon might not be bad.
My only problem with amy of the competition shows is the drama. I know they have to make it exciting for televsion, but why is there always a crisis and a time crunch.
I though it was good though and will be watching the next episode Tuesday.

urturn Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 7:43pm
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I watched it last night... agree about the salmon. No matter if she wanted to do the "dangerous".. I just can't imagine that tasting right...

newmansmom2004 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm
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I watched it but was so distracted trying to figure out where I've seen that assistant (Maureen/ "Mo") for the lady who won that I missed half the show! LOL! I'll go back and watch it later as I figured out she's an actress I saw on 7th Heaven when it was on. Strange to see her doing cupcakes now.

floral1210 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 8:03pm
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I watched it as well. I enjoyed it, but wondered why that one woman baked such mundane cupcakes for the second round. It was so clear the others were making over the top flavors; you would think she would have made one unique one. I felt bad for her...I am sure her self-esteem took a dip.

Cakepro Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm
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I thought the show was kinda boring. I like Chopped much better. LOL

dchockeyguy Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 10:51pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

I thought the show was kinda boring. I like Chopped much better. LOL




I agree, I like Chopped a lot better myself. Part of that is I like Ted Allen and think he makes a really good host. The host on Cupcake Wars really did nothing but yell about how much time is left and make stupid jokes. Ugh.

Was it just me, or was the French judge a little hard to understand?

CWR41 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 11:02pm
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If you'd like to read more comments about the show, there's a similar thread with the same title in the lounge forum.

It bothered me to see how many times they played with their hair, parted it, pushed behind their ears... just couldn't stop touching their hair, face, forehead, eyes, etc.

Cakelayer Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 1:14am
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Your right, the assistant looked familar to me too. The women who won was definitely the best. I like the other contestant's arrangement of her cupcakes better though. Overall I liked the show.

vanki Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:26am
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I agree about how much they touched their hair and face. Has any one heard of a hairclip! I could just imagine small hair strands and skin flakes falling into the cupcakes! So gross! Sorry little rant.

Otherwise loved the show. my favorite round was where they had to incorporate sweet and savory ingredients. I always wonder what i would choose if in that situation. Would i play it safe or take a risk? I'll definetely catch it on tuesday.

KristineHolm Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:47am
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Originally Posted by moranda

I watched it. I don't know that I could ever but smoked salmon in a cupcake, the maple bacon might not be bad.




I make a yummy Cinnamon french toast cupcake with maple buttercream and bacon crumbled on top... sure yummy! made a couple dozen for my mom and her friends for the morning after her 50th birthday and it was a big hit!


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And I wasnt too impressed with some of those cupcakes and yes that hair and face touching... yuck

vanki Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:59am
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KristineHolm, Those cupcakes look sooo amazing. Do you ever have a problem with maple buttercream being too sweet? Somestimes that is a problem for me.

revel Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 6:34am
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KristineHolm that cupcake looks and sound delish! I think you need to post the recipe!

KristineHolm Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 6:42am
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thank you so much. i have really gotten into cupcakes lately. posting a bunch of pics right now. never thought to post them before i guess.

I used the maple extract for the flavoring and it was so yummy. the downside was i smelled like maple for a couple days... then again, thats not such a bad thing icon_smile.gif

Ren715 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 8:20am
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I watched Cupcake Wars...I liked it! thumbs_up.gif
Then I watched private Chefs of Beverly Hills...Good show! thumbs_up.gif
I should have gone to bed but ended up watching Challenge too (chocolate rollercoaster challenge). thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

PiccoloChellie Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 8:40am
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Originally Posted by KristineHolm

I make a yummy Cinnamon french toast cupcake with maple buttercream and bacon crumbled on top... sure yummy!




Yummy is right! I do a similar cupcake, though I fill the cupcake with maple buttercream & crumbled bacon, and put some larger pieces of bacon on top. Yeah, people are like icon_confused.gif at first but it doesn't take long to convert them.

To cut the cloying sweetness of the maple buttercream I.... I.... icon_redface.gif *whispers* I add a little Bacon Salt to it. Even if it's not for the maple-bacon cuppies. It's really good. I promise.

Cookie4 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 1:26pm
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Ren715: Is the actual name of the show Private Chefs of Beverly Hills? Did a search and couldn't find the show.

bakermeister Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 7:59pm
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Hi KristenHolm!

Sounds like a FABULOUS & delicious breakfast cupcake.

Could you share your recipe? I would like to make this for Sunday morning breakfast tomorrow.

THANKS,
Bakermeister
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4realLaLa Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 12:12am
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@KristineHolm now you got me hungry, lol.

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