I attended the National Cupcake Championships this moring. I didn't win an award :-( this year, but I did have some fun! After I safely got of the train at Charing Cross, I came out of the station and in true British weather style, it started to rain, just my luck! I made it to the ICA in one piece!
CC Treats Entry - Bourbon Orange & Choc Chip CupcakesThe Bake Shop UK, so we buddied each for the rest of the day and also spoke to a few other bakers, Chatter Cakes, Bollymix(sorry I forgot the other names)!! Presentations and demos commenced shortly after 10am, with presentations from one of the David's from Outsider Tart (very funny), Cerys Glen from Clic Sargent, Cacao Barry Chocolate, Shuga Budz Bakery, and Ms Cupcake(another fun presentation).
A yummy lunch followed with some quick networking with Gill from Secret Ingredients and few more bakers and then onto the judges presentation. The overall winner was Upsy Daisy Bakery's Mojito Cupcake (it looked so good!!), who were also in my category, Best Cupcake Made with Alcohol, well done to them and all the other winners!! The judges to name a few were Edd Kimber, Fiona Cairns, Will Torrent and Ms Cupcake.
I forgot my camera, so here are a few pics I took with my phone. A big thanks to the organisers, British Baker for putting this event together for us!
Demo from Shuga Budz Bakery - Vintage Cupcake Tower
Some of the 2012 Finalists
National Cupcake Champion 2012 - Upsy Daisy Bakery
It's been a long weekend and a long day and I ended the day baking Classic Lemon Cupcakes...I'm shattered!!
Cakes for the month of June to be posted soon! I can't believe it's July already...where is this time running to?
Sweet Wishes & 2 Kisses!!