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The Cupcake Finale

7 Feb

The moment has finally arrived.  365 cupcakes.  Today, we decide which one reigns supreme.

(A little dramatic for cupcakes?  Perhaps…but I’m okay with it.)

The 3 winning Semifinalists are:

Day 93 – Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcake

Recipe from Craftstorming

CBPB-CD-Cupcake

Day 223 – Churro Cupcake

Recipe from The Novice Chef

Churro-cupcake

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcake

Recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth

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Let’s see how they stack up:

Well, there you have it!  A surprising, but tasty, ending to My Year of Cupcakes.  Thanks again to our Cupcake Panel – George, Anastasia and Dara!  And a huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for filming and original music (not to mention thanks for tasting all those cupcakes with me!!)!

The top cupcake is chosen, but it’s not over.  Check back soon for more fun and more recipes!!

The 3rd Semifinal Competition

4 Feb

Okay.  The 3rd (and final) Semifinal Competition.  Almost down to the moment of truth.  After today, we’ll know which 3 cupcakes will compete in the Finale for the title of “Best Cupcake on Pinterest”.

So excited!

Our Semifinal Competitors are:

April Monthly ChampChocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcake

Recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Choc-Cherry-Cordial-half

May Monthly ChampTres Leches Cupcake

Recipe from A Few Shortcuts

Tres-Leches-Cupcake

June Monthly Champ –  Ballpark Caramel Cracker Jack Cupcake

Recipe from Suitcases & Sweets

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July Monthly ChampFrench Toast Cupcake

Recipe from The Smart Cookie Cook

French-Toast-Cupcake

Let’s see how they do:

Thanks again to our Cupcake Panel – Nadine, Erin & Robbie – and to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music!  Check back very, very soon for our Finale to see which cupcake is crowned “the Best Cupcake on Pinterest”!!

The 2nd Semifinal Competition

2 Feb

As promised, the 2nd Semifinal Competition.  Yes.  One step closer to discovering the best cupcake on Pinterest!

(My mouth is watering already…)

This time the competitors are:

December Monthly ChampChocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcake

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

CB-PP-Cupcake-halved

January Monthly ChampS’more Cupcake

Recipe from The Soul of the Matter

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February Monthly ChampSamoas Cupcake

Recipe from Bakers Royale

Samoa-Cupcake

March Monthly ChampChurro Cupcake

Recipe from The Novice Chef

Churro-cupcake

And, now for the competition!

Thank you to our Cupcake Panel – Jesse, Maddy, Alex & Shelby – and to my hubby, Ken, for the original music!  Check back soon for the 3rd Semifinal, when we find out which cupcakes will compete in the Finale!

Weekly Winner #48

30 Jul

So, yes.  There are 52 weeks in a year.  But only 48 weeks in My Year of Cupcakes.  That’s because I fit 4 weeks into every month.  No overlap.  Nonetheless, there are 365 amazing cupcakes that filled this year…or there will be tomorrow.  So, here are this final week’s competitive cupcakes.

Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers-Cupcake-halved

Ginger Ale Cupcakes

Ginger Ale Cupcake

Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate-Caramel-Cupcake

Banana Cream Cupcakes

Banana-Cream-Cupcake

Funnel Cake Cupcakes

Funnel-Cake-Cupcake

Mudslide Cupcakes

Mudslide-Cupcake

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry-Lemon-Cupcake

And, with 19.5 points, the winner is…

Banana-Cream-Cupcake

The Banana Cream Cupcakes from Every Day Desserts Blog.  Check out that adorable day here.  And check back tomorrow for the final Monthly Competition, featuring these yummies:

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

French Toast Cupcakes

French-Toast-Cupcake

Reese’s Cupcakes

Reeses-Cupcake

Banana Cream Cupcakes

Banana-Cream-Cupcake

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!!

Weekly Winner #44

29 Jun

This was another variety-filled week!  Rounding out a variety-filled month.  It was also a really fun week.

Banana Cupcakes

Banana-Chocolate-Cupcake

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice-Cream-Cupcake-unwrap

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

Cherry-Coke-Cupcake

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice-Cream-Cone-trio

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes

Cinnamon-Sugar-unwrap

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange-Creamsicle-Cupcake

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-Coconut-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

Chocolate-Coconut-halved

The Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes from Baker by Nature.  Check out that tasty day here.  And, check back tomorrow to see how it does in the Monthly Competition against these cupcakes:

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli-halved

Cracker Jack Cupcakes

Cracker-Jack-halved2

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

C-M-C-N-Cupcake-halved

 

 

Weekly Winner #43

22 Jun

Ok, I shared a video on today’s cupcakes.  And I wanna share it again.  It’s just too beautiful!  It’s a World Cup-inspired video directed and shot by Dennis Rainaldi, edited by Robert Cole and composed by (none other, my hubby) Ken McQueen.  It is a beautiful and inspiring video.  Enjoy!

Well.  It’s been another crazy, flavor-filled week.  So much variety.  So many flavors!

Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Mini-Reeses-PB-Cupcake

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

CMCN-Cupcake

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti-Cupcake

S’more Cupcakes

Smore-Cupcake-unwrapped

Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

Lemon-Raspberry-halved

Samoa Cupcakes

Samoa-Cupcake

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Vanilla-Bean-Cupcake

Beach Cupcakes

Beach-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

C-M-C-N-Cupcake-halved

The Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcake from Life, Love & Sugar.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on June 30th to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

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