It’s the 1 year anniversary of Iron Cupcake London (ICL) so the theme was ‘celebration’. Happy Birthday ICL! I was surprised that it was probably the quietest event I’ve attended so far especially since it’s a celebration for ICL.
There were definitely more eaters than bakers this time which didn’t help when it was time for the mad scrimmage for cakes. Unfortunately there was a problem with the flooring this time (it was raised) which meant a row of chairs placed to prevent people tripping over them thus creating an obstacle course of sorts. It was near enough impossible to get to the cakes as only a few people could actually fit by the bar where the cakes are. I didn't even get anywhere near the bar when I went to refill the tray as people just grabbed the cakes off my tray en route.
Luckily I had lots of friends with me this time and we managed to get a good selection of cakes. I got there really early as I needed to finish decorating my cakes (with flake bars and cherries) I therefore managed to take photos of just about every entry which is probably a first for me. So be prepared to be dazzled with lots and lots of photos of cake here. I’d suggest making a cup of tea :)
Special mention to my fellow baker friend, Karen who made an amazing ‘choc velvet’ cupcake. This is her secret recipe chocolate cake (I’ve already asked for the recipe but it’s a secret) topped with a wonderful cream cheese frosting. Love her icing technique.
You can read the label quite clearly for most of the cakes so I won't repeat myself. Will make a few notes here and there. Enjoy :)
Do check out the caked crusader website in a few days time for a full write up and more pictures.
L to R :Best decorated cupcake, Winner of amateur category, runner up of amateur category.