Help! Entering Cupcake Contest And Cant Decide What Flavor!!

Baking By jessi01 Updated 10 Oct 2010 , 12:30am by ahuvas

jessi01 Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:18pm
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I am entering a cupcake contest (first time) and I am having a hard time deciding what flavor. My ideas are Salted caramel, Almond joy, Smores, Chocolate ginger, chocolate peppermint patty.... AAHHHH I have a list of over 40 that I keep going back and forth over! icon_cry.gif

What do you think would be the most poular yet differant enough to grab the judges attention?

(Im open to other flavor suggestions too icon_lol.gif )

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Suzisweet Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:32pm
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I have made a "chocolate gingerbread" (aka - chocolate ginger) and it was divine!!
What about a chocolate pumpkin, or chocolate stout.......both yummy!!

Who is the contest going to appeal to kids or adults??

Good Luck!
Suzi

jessi01 Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:45pm
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Ooohh those sound good too!
it is mainly adults... I think. lol this is my first time but from the website and last years winners I would say adults.

I was also thinking of a Mexican hot chocolate cupcake ( chocolate cinnamon)

Suzisweet Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:48pm
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Originally Posted by jessi01

Mexican hot chocolate cupcake ( chocolate cinnamon)




YUMMY!!!

I actually have "Mexican Chocolate" in my supplies - as in the cinnamon is in there already.

LaurenLuLu Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 9:52pm
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Lemon ginger is good also, people go crazy over lemon/crystallized ginger cookies and I think it would be awesome as a cupcake as well.

myslady Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 10:33pm
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pumpkin pie flavored or carmel apple.

me personally, i don't care for coconut or chocolate, i don't like smores and in general a lot of people don't always like mint; although I'm not a judge either. icon_smile.gif

what were last year's winners?

KJ62798 Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by jessi01

Ooohh those sound good too!
it is mainly adults... I think. lol this is my first time but from the website and last years winners I would say adults.

I was also thinking of a Mexican hot chocolate cupcake ( chocolate cinnamon)




The baker I work with does a Mex hot chocolate cuppie w/cayanne pepper. It is really good w/a little heat on the back of your pallett at the finish.

Kristy

Suzisweet Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 1:45am
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Originally Posted by KJ62798

The baker I work with does a Mex hot chocolate cuppie w/cayanne pepper. It is really good w/a little heat on the back of your pallett at the finish.
Kristy




I love anything hot & sweet! Those sound like a must try!

Pallison Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 5:09am
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The mex hot choc with cayanne pepper sounds wonderful as does the Lemon Ginger....

Pallison Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 5:11am
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Oh, and I was going to say, I've heard that mint in cupcakes reminds people too much of toothpaste...but I don't know, I personally don't like mint so I haven't tried any.....

jessi01 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 1:34pm
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Oh my... so many good ideas!!! I really like the idea of the mexican hot chocolaate with the cayenne.. I make truffles with cayenne and love them so I know that would be great!

I think last years winners were a Dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, Oreo & vanilla mint frosting and yellow sugar rose and flowers
Runner Up:
» Chocolate fudge with white crystallized sugar icing and orange petal flowers

and AMATEUR
Winner:
» Granny cake with pineapple cream icing and caramelized sugar accent
Runner Up:
» Smores, topped with graham square and chocolate star

Pallison Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 4:33pm
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I had to Google Granny Cake....yummm....very similar to a hummingbird cake, pineapple, brown sugar and nuts....how can that be bad...?????

jessi01 Posted 19 Sep 2010 , 5:18pm
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That is too funny... I had no idea what it was either but didn't give it a second thought.. BUT I have hummingbird cupcakes in the oven now dooing a test batch. icon_smile.gif

iluvpeeks Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:20am
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I never heard of Hummingbird cake/cupcakes, so I googled for a recipe, and so many recipes popped up. So, which is the best recipe? I saw a few with coconut added also. Also, are the nuts a must have in the recipe?

jessi01 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 12:56pm
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well the recipe I made wasn't very impressive... more like a muffin than a cupcake. it did not have coconut but I think I will need to play around with this one a bit...
On another note... i think i have it narrowed down to Salted caramel or the mexican chocolate...... now, which one will win over the judges icon_rolleyes.gif

Keen Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 1:03pm
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On the Bakerella blog she has a recipe for a snickerdoodle and a honey lavender that sounds awesome

jessi01 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 12:42pm
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Well... I decided to go with the Almond joy.... and I won!!! I can't believe it icon_surprised.gif

iluvpeeks Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 5:08pm
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Congratulations!

ahuvas Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 12:30am
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Post the recipe Jessi icon_smile.gif Did you take any photos?

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