|National Cupcake Competition|
I can't tell you how ridiculously excited I am, I have just found out I have got through to the finals of the 2015 National Cupcake Championships! It is so exciting.
I entered the competition last minute and didn’t think I would ever hear anything!
The competition is made up six categories and entrants could choose to enter as many as they wished. The categories included, Classic Cupcake; Made with Alcohol; Free-from; Made with Chocolate; Seasonal Cupcake; and Cupcake for Children. I chose to enter the Classic Cupcake category with my recipe for a Tropical Carrot Cake.
To see all the finalists click here: http://www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk/page/2015_finalists.html.
I created the Tropical Carrot Cupcake recipe as I wanted it to represent me, a fusion of traditional English with a dash of Caribbean flare.
|Tropical Carrot Cake|
The actual cake contains a delicious mix of wholesome spices, carrots, as well the wonderful tropical flavours of rum and coconut, it is then topped with a swirl of my favourite fluffy cream cheese butter icing. (Once the judging has taken place, I upload the recipe to the blog).
|Inside Tropical Carrot Cake|
The live finals will take place on 14th September 2015, the first day of National Cupcake Week 2015, at Bakels’ test bakery in Bicester. Each finalist will bring a batch of 12 cupcakes and these will then be tasted by a panel of judges who will determine category winners and one overall champion. As well as the judging, all the finalists will be treated to two chocolate masterclasses worth £300 per person by sponsor Barry Callebaut (I actually can't wait for this, I love chocolate).
The event is sponsored by Barry Callebaut, online ordering service Hello and... and hosted by British Bakels.