Iron Cupcake Chicago
Tropical Challenge Results

  • July 7th, 2009
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 Comment
  • Tammy
These chocolate passion fruit cupcakes won for best presentation.

These chocolate passion fruit cupcakes won for best presentation.

The tropics were the inspiration for last night’s Iron Cupcake Challenge where entries evoked sandy beaches and the best of summer. This month’s challenge was broken up into two categories — flavor and presentation, and voting was done ballot-style instead of by a panel of judges. The changes gave everyone a chance to participate, but perhaps hurt some of the edgier entries like Nicole Lapointe’s jerk-flavored cupcakes. I shouldn’t complain because my favorite cupcake won. Listen as winner Jen Hayes discusses her flavorful entry:

If you want to participate in the next challenge, contact Irma at Beautiful Cakes. She’ll announce the next theme soon! Iron Cupcake Chicago is held at Veranda, 5700 W Irving Park Road on the first Monday of each month.

  1. Jen left a comment on July 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    This was my first time entering a competition. It was a great time meeting other bakers and seeing styles/ideas/designs from others. Looking forward to the next one!

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