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Announcing the semifinalists…

11 Aug

Ok.  The results are in.  The 12 Monthly Champs have been decided.  Starting soon, these 12 semifinalists will compete for the title of “Best Cupcake”.  Let’s review the tasty competition!

August Monthly ChampToffee Crunch Cupcake

Recipe from Bakers Royale

Toffee Crunch Cupcake

September Monthly ChampS’mores Cupcake

Recipe from Your Cup of Cake

Smores-Cupcake

October Monthly ChampBlackout Cupcake

Recipe from Cookies and Cups

Blackout-Cupcake

November Monthly ChampChocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcake

Recipe from Craftstorming

CBPB-CD-Cupcake

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

Smores-halved-top

February Monthly ChampSamoas Cupcake

Recipe from Bakers Royale

Samoa-Cupcake

March Monthly ChampChurro Cupcake

Recipe from The Novice Chef

Churro-cupcake

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

Cracker-Jack-halved2

July Monthly ChampFrench Toast Cupcake

Recipe from The Smart Cookie Cook

French-Toast-Cupcake

Check back soon for the semifinalist competitions!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Weekly Winner #47

23 Jul

Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Only one more week to go.  I can’t believe it.  But, it looks like we are going out with a bang!  Check out this weeks cupcakes:

Best Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo-Cupcake

Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Blackberry-Lemonade-Cupcake

Peaches Melba Cupcakes

Peaches-Melba-Cupcake

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton-Candy-Cupcake

Lemoncino Raspberry Cupcakes

Lemoncino-Raspberry-Cupcake

Reese’s Cupcakes

Reeses-Cupcake

Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry-Cupcake

Vanilla Very Berry Cupcakes

Vanilla-Berry-Cupcake halved

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

Reeses-Cupcake

The Reese’s Cupcakes from Cooking Classy.  Check out that yummy day here.  And check back on July 31st to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

Weekly Winner #46

15 Jul

Another banner week for My Year of Cupcakes.  And only 2 more weeks to go!  Let’s take a look at this past week:

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

Lemon-Raspberry-halved

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina-Colada-Cupcake

PB&J Cupcakes

PBJ-halved2

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Lemon-Lemon-Cupcake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

CC-Cookie-Dough-Cupcake

French Toast Cupcakes

French-Toast-Cupcake

S’mores Cupcakes

Smores-Cupcake

Key Lime Cupcakes

Key-Lime-unwrapped

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

French-Toast-Cupcake

French Toast Cupcakes from The Smart Cookie Cook.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on July 31st to see how it does in the final Monthly Competition.

Weekly Winner #45

7 Jul

The first week of July has been colorful to say the least!

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton-Candy-Cupcake-blue

Vanilla-Bean Coconut Cupcakes

VB-Coconut-Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Triple-Salted-Caramel

4th of July Cupcakes

4th-of-July-unwrapped

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate-Vanilla-Cupcake

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Honey-CC-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Dixie Crystals.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on July 31st to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

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 #42

15 Jun

Talk about a variety-filled week!  Lots of different fruits, beer, cinnamon candy, Cracker Jacks…Wow!

Sweet Tea Cupcakes

Sweet-Tea-Cupcake

Atomic Fireball Cupcakes

Atomic-Fireball-Cupcake

Guinness Cupcakes

Guinness-Cupcake

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Strawberries-Cream-halved2

Fresh Mango Cupcakes

Mango-Cupcake-halved2

Ballpark Caramel Cracker Jack Cupcakes

Cracker-Jack-halved2

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate-Cherry-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is…

Cracker-Jack-Cupcake

The Ballpark Caramel Cracker Jack Cupcakes from Suitcases & Sweets.  Check out that fun day here.  And check back on June 30th to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

Weekly Winner #41

7 Jun

What a week.  A little weird.  A little silly.  A little colorful.  And a lot of tasty!

Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel-Food-Cupcake

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli-Cupcake

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry-Limeade-Cupcake

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina-Colada-Cupcake

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu-Cupcake

Avocado Cupcakes

Avocado-Cupcake

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root-Beer-Float-Cupcake

And, with 19.5 points, the winner is…

Cannoli-halved

The Cannoli Cupcakes from Suitcases and Sweets.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on June 30th to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

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.

 

Weekly Winner #40

30 May

To say that this week has been variety packed would be…well…putting it lightly.  Looking back, this week was down right nuts!

Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes

Fried-Ice-Cream-closeup

Darth Velvet Cupcakes

Darth-Velvet-Cupcake

Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry-Cheesecake

Kumquat Cupcakes with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting

Kumquat-Cupcake

Kiwi Vanilla Cupcakes

Kiwi-Vanilla-Cupcake

Fresh Lime Cupcakes

Fresh-Lime-Cupcake

Insanely Moist & Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes

MD-Chocolate-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is….

MD-Chocolate-Cupcake

The Insanely Moist & Decadent Cupcakes from Dishing the Divine.  Check out that yummy day here.  And check back tomorrow to see how it does in our Monthly Competition against these cupcakes:

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres-Leches-Cupcake

Grasshopper Cupcakes

Grasshopper-halved2

Peachy Bourbon Crumble Cupcakes

Peachy-Bourbon-halved2

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