Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Iron Cupcake London March Challenge - The Perfect Pair

This month's theme for the Iron Cupcake London challenge was the perfect pair ie no more than 2 flavours in the sponge and frosting. I have to admit I started thinking of ideas very late- a few days before the challenge. I had quite a few ideas but decided on chocolate and beetroot cupcakes and pecan and orange marmalade cupcakes in the end. I wanted to do something slightly different but not too wild. My other ideas were peanut butter and jam (there were quite a few of these at the challenge so it was a good thing I decided not to), apple and cinnamon, lemon and blueberry, ginger and honey(not sure why as I don't like ginger), chocolate and avocado (got strange looks with this one). The more I thought about it, the more ideas I had but there is a limit to how many cakes I can make or carry! I can't physically carry more than 36 cupcakes on the day so 2 entries is my limit especially since the minimum requirement has changed from 12 cupcakes to 18.
As usual, we had a good time sampling all the delicious cakes. I was so busy eating this time, I didnt take photos of all the cakes on our table! I met some fellow bakers/food bloggers and we shared a table hence got a larger variety of cakes to try. I enjoyed so many of them, it was really hard to pick a favourite (or 2 or 3!)
I think the pictures speak for themselves. Do check out the caked crusader for further details and information on each entry.
My 2 entries Love the caterpillar - it's so cute! The orange flower is really beautiful as well.

  We voted for the vanilla and strawberry which was the runner up.


  1. Best of luck, they look delicious! What a great event! :)

  2. This sounds like such a great challenge and the best part is you actually get to taste the different flavors!

  3. Well done on your two delicious entries - glad you picked one of the winners on the night!
    I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to see what cupcakes you dazzle us with next tiem!

  4. I"m not a great fan of making cupcakes as they are just so time consuming as compared to a cake. Your cupcakes look just fantastic and although almost 10pm now, I wish I could reach into the screen and grab a couple or more!!

  5. This looks like a fabulous event. I will come along myself one day...just need to find the time to get to London. All your cake combinations sound delicious!

  6. What a great place! Those cupcakes look lovely! I would not know which one to choose, there are so many...




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