That’s me. Well, I’m hoping it’s me, anyway. Saturday I was searching for a cake recipe online and stumbled across a blog called I Heart Cuppycakes. I instantly knew I’d like it just from the name. I browsed around and discovered that I Heart Cuppycakes hosts a Cupcake Hero contest each month…basically the cupcake version of a throwdown in blogworld. I knew immediately that I wanted to participate!
Each month a new ingredient is announced and we must make a cupcake focusing on that ingredient. August’s ingredients is…………one of my favorite berries…………RASPBERRY!!! I was super excited. But the deadline to enter was today, Monday. And it was Saturday! So, what did I do? The only thing I could do. I went to the store, bought what I needed and spent Sunday afternoon baking, filling and frosting cupcakes. Then, photographing my cupcakes, uploading the pics and emailing the host. I certainly didn’t want to miss the deadline! Voting/Judging is this week, and then the winner will be announced in a couple weeks. Check out Cupcakes & Other Culinary Creations in a couple days to see all the entries.
Here’s the cupcake I made – a Raspberry-Lemon Swirl Cupcake with Mascarpone Filling.
I added a fresh raspberry in with the filling…a nice surprise, and it looks so cool when you cut the cupcake!