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July Monthly Competition

31 Jul

Ok.  Last Monthly Competition.  Here are the competitors:

Root Beer Cupcakes

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

French Toast Cupcakes

French-Toast-Cupcake

Reese’s Cupcakes

Reeses-Cupcake

Banana Cream Cupcakes

Banana-Cream-Cupcake

Check out the video below to see which cupcake wins.  And check back soon for the semi-finals and finale to find out which cupcake is the best cupcake on My Year of Cupcakes!

June Monthly Competition

30 Jun

Another month – done!  That’s  11 so far.  Crazy.  And 334 cupcakes down.  Only 31 to go.  Even crazier!  Let’s see which cupcakes are competing this month:

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli-Cupcake

Cannoli-halved

Cracker Jack Cupcakes

Cracker-Jack-Cupcake

Cracker-Jack-halved2

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

CMCN-Cupcake

C-M-C-N-Cupcake-halved2

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-Coconut-Cupcake

Chocolate-Coconut-halved

Let’s see which one “takes the cake”.  (yeah.  cheesy.  I know.)

Thanks again to our Cupcake Panel: Cam, Jon and Eric.  And a huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music.  Check back tomorrow when I start in on our final month!!

May Monthly Competition

31 May

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  10 months – done!  I can’t believe it!  Only 2 more months before the year is done.  After today, only 2 more Monthly Champs remain.  Let’s see which May Cupcake will join the ranks.  Our competitors are:

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres-Leches-Cupcake

Grasshopper Cupcakes

Grasshopper-halved2

Peachy Bourbon Crumble Cupcakes

Peachy-Bourbon-halved

Insanely Moist & Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

MD-Chocolate-Cupcake

Time to see which cupcake wins:

Thanks to my Cupcake Panel – Carly, Aida, Rob & Maggie.  And, of course, thanks to my hubby and cameraman, Ken, for all filming and original music!  Check back tomorrow when I start June’s cupcakes.

 

April Monthly Competition

30 Apr

I like to think of this as the month with the least amount of chocolate Weekly Winners.  It was kind of a phenomenon.  2 fruit cupcakes, 1 tiramisu (which did include chocolate, but it wasn’t the star) and 1 chocolate-starring cupcake.  Not that I have ANYTHING against chocolate.  (You really should know that by now.)  It’s just a refreshing change (yes…pun intended).  So, I’m really excited to see how the competition turns out!  Here are our competitors:

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu-Cupcake-halved

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon-Meringue-cupcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry-Shortcake-half2

Let’s see who wins:

Thanks again to Phyllis, Stormy and Erica – our Cupcake Panel.  And another huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music!  Check back tomorrow when we start May’s cupcakes!!

March Monthly Competition

31 Mar

Well, the time is here.  The time for deciding which cupcake will be March’s Monthly Champ.  The competitors are:

Cherry Coconut Cupcake

Cherry-Coconut-Cupcake

Churro Cupcake

Churro-cupcake

Orange Cupcake with Orange Buttercream

Orange-Cupcake-2

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

Choc-Raspberry-Cupcake

Find out which cupcake won!

Thanks again to Mitch, Jonah  & Dara – our Cupcake Panel.  And another huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music.  Check back tomorrow as I start April!

February Monthly Competition

28 Feb

Alright.  Here are the tasty competitors for February:

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Brownie-with-PB

Samoas Cupcakes

Samoa-Cupcake

Coconut Lovers Cupcakes

Coconut-Lovers

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted-Caramel-Chocolate

Check out how they did and which one came out victorious:

Thanks again to my Cupcake Panel: Maddy, Jesse, Laura and Spencer.  And, of course, thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all of the filming and original music!  See you tomorrow for the start of March’s cupcakes!

January Monthly Competition

31 Jan

The time is here.  The first Monthly Champ of 2014 will be announced!  Here are our competitors:

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

DC-Peppermint-Cupcake

S’more Cupcakes

Smores-halved-top

Really Lemony Lemon Cupcakes

cut-lemon

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu-Cupcake

Check out the video to see how they did:

Thanks again to Eric, Tony and Matt – our Cupcake Panel.  And a huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for filming and all the original music!  See you tomorrow for the start of February’s cupcakes!

December Monthly Competition

31 Dec

Okay, it has been a chocolate and mint and pumpkin and holiday-flavor packed month!  And, the results were tasty!!  After all the tasty cupcakes I’ve had so far, I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!!  So here are the December Competitors:

Week 17 – Hostess Inspired Chocolate Cupcakes

Hostess-halved

Week 18 – Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes

Perfect-Vanilla-Cupcake

Week 19 – Kahlua Coffee Cupcakes

Kahlua-Cupcake-top

Week 20 – Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes

CB-PP-Cupcake-halved

Thanks again to my December Cupcake Panel – Amy Northup, Trevor Kluckman & Jesse Graham.  And, as usual, thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all the original music!  Check back tomorrow for the start 2014’s cupcakes!

November Monthly Competition

30 Nov

The month of the Thanksgiving Cupcakes is over!  And, the Weekly Winners are definitely a good sampling of holiday cupcake options!  But I can’t believe the 4th month of cupcakes is over!  Wow!!  And, so far, the winning cupcakes (and a lot of the non-winning cupcakes) have been AMAZING!!  Here’s our competitors for today:

Week 13 – Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

CBPB-CD-Cupcake

Week 14 – Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream

Frosted-Pumpkin

Week 15 – Brown Butter Cupcakes with Maple Pecan Frosting

BB-Pumpkin-Maple-top

Week 16 – Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Sweet-Potato-Top

Thanks again to my November Cupcake Panel: members of Local One Stagehand Union – from the crew of Spider-man Turn off the Dark.   And, of course, thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all the filming and original music.

Check back tomorrow when I begin December!!

 

Monthly Competition #3

31 Oct

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! 3rd month – DONE! That’s so crazy. Yes, yes, yes. I know. There are still 9 months left, but still. It’s 3 months. Yay!

So, here are the 5 (count them FIVE) Weekly Winners in October. Then check out the video to see which cupcake is October’s Monthly Champ!

Week 9 – Peanut Butter Banana Elvis Cupcakes

PB-Banana-Elvis-Cupcake

Week 10 – Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Brownie Cupcake with Pumpkin

Week 10 – Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes

Chocolate-Smores-Cupcake

Week 11 – Blackout Cupcakes

Blackout-Cupcake

Week 12 – Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Apple-Pie-Cupcake

Thanks again to my October Cupcake Panel: Erin Gotthelf, Sarah Garza and Anna Perilo. And, of course, thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all the filming and original music.

Check back tomorrow when I begin November!!

**slight correction: The Apple Pie cupcakes are originally from The Tale of Two KitchensI want to make sure they get the credit for those amazing cupcakes!**

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