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3rd Annual Cupcake Battle


February 19, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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Hey y’all!  Are you finally back in the swing of things after a glorious long weekend?  We celebrated the Presidents with a mini road trip!

Our friends Mark and Angela, and their sweet daughter Rose, invited us up to North Conway, NH.  Their family vacation home is in a prime location, near skiing, outlets, and tons of fun summer activities.  Her parents bought the house back in the 80s and have converted a tiny ski chalet into a spacious all-seasons home that can sleep an army!

Whenever I travel, I always pick up a copy of the local paper.  If we’re in a small town, it’s usually filled with wedding notices, birth announcements, a charmingly dull police log, and local events.   The Conway Daily Sun did not disappoint!

While Sam squatted in Rose’s playhouse, I flipped through and found the 3rd Annual Cupcake Battle hosted by Mountain Valley Promotions.  The stars aligned and it was held between morning and afternoon naps- it’s like the universe wanted me to eat copious amounts of sugar.

This Cupcake Battle had three categories: kids, home bakers, and professional bakers.

First up- the kiddos!

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Angel food cupcakes made with pineapple and topped with Cool Whip

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Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes

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Mint Explosion Cupcakes

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2nd place: Banana Split Cupcakes

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1st place: Lemon Up Cupcakes.  Lemon cake topped with lemon buttercream and crushed lemon heads.  Puckery goodness!  Fun fact- the 2nd place and first place kids were sisters- talk about sibling rivalry!

Next: the home bakers!

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Carrot Cake topped with Cream Cheese

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S’mores Cupcakes

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2nd place: Tropical Cupcakes filled with Pineapple Curd and topped with coconut rum buttercream

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Tied for 1st place in the home baker category: Caramel Calypso Cupcakes- caramel filled cinnamon cupcake topped with vanilla bean frosting

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Tied for 1st place in the home baker category: Dark Chocolate Stout Cupcakes topped with Irish Cream frosting

And finally, the professional category!

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Cannoli Cupcakes

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2nd place: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting

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1st place: David’s Caramel Apple Spice Surprise Cupcakes.  The surprise was chunks of cheddar in the apple topping- so unexpected and delicious!

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While not all the cupcakes were as tasty as they looked, I was impressed and inspired by the creativity!  In fact, Angela and I are already talking about hosting our own cupcake battle here.  Stay tuned!

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