Thursday, 14 February 2013

Iron Cupcake: Be My Valentine

Some of you might remember my last post about the monthly Iron Cupcake competition that takes place in Leeds. For those of you that don't know, its a monthly competition for bakers who are given the challenge of creating a set of cupcakes based around a given theme. Then fatties cake enthusiasts like me get to sample the selection and give marks to each cake based on their taste and appearance (not an easy task when there's such a talented bunch of bakers but someone's got to do it!). 

This month's theme was "Be My Valentine", and I was expecting table after table filled with pink, flowers and hearts and not a lot else. And, ok there were a lot of hearts. But they were all so beautifully presented that I didn't mind. Plus there were some slightly less traditional ideas floating around too, particularly the 'last rolo' cupcakes which I thought were a fab little idea (as far as I'm concerned, sharing your last rolo is what romance is all about!). There was another great take on this cheesy holiday from Charlie who made a savoury cupcake that was made of cheese upon cheese with a puff pastry cheese heart on top (the Valentine's cynic in me gave her the inspiration for that little number when moaning about the holiday!). 

This is just a little snippet of the cupcakes the bakers brought along, the full line up will be on the Iron Cupcake website if you fancy a gander. 

If you're in Leeds on the 10th March and enjoy cake as much as I do, then come along and judge- its a great excuse to allow yourself to eat a tonne of cake and not feel in the slightest bit guilty about it... after all you need to sample them all to be able to crown a winner, its only fair!





11 comments:

  1. This literally sounds like my idea of heaven! Its almost worth getting the train up to Leeds for...haha!

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  2. These look incredible!!! All so cute and tasty looking :) I Wish there was something like this near me xx

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  3. they all look sooo nice, want cake now.
    hah
    xx

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  4. Those cupcakes look soooo scrummy!
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  5. oh my gosh wow those cakes look amazing! definitely going to have to take a trip to Leeds in March..

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  6. Nice blog,this is so pretty ;)

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  7. Being a cake judge sounds amazing! Some delicious looking entries, I especially love the heart inside a cupcake one :)

    xx

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  8. Hello! Had your blog noted down on my list of 'blogs to look at when I have time' and then you followed me and then we chatted on Twitter and finally here I am! Enjoyed having a little read :) We had some of the best cupcakes at work for someone's birthday and I have been obsessed ever since! I know it's such a stereotypical blogger thing but I'm ususally not bothered, but I have been convinced! These look yummy, I'd be intrigued to try the cheese one! Might have to get involved with this when I'm back at uni in Leeds! :) xx
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  9. mmmm look s goood
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    xxx

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  10. Oh I wish I could go! Leeds is my home city, and these cupcakes look bloody amazing! :)

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