St. Patrick's Baking

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pro/Am Cupcake Clash!

Oh my gosh you guys!! This challenge was Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee on crack!!! 2000 people came through the doors this Sunday to sample the best that Milwaukee has to offer in "Perfect Pair" cupcakes. I mean, look at this crowd!!!

Of course, I was there with my submission: Titanic Cupcakes:

When I first heard the theme of Perfect Pairs, this idea of doing the love story from the movie hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't going to do the challenge. After all, it was 500 cupcakes. That's a lot of work. But, when I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about telling the story in cupcakes on a 6-foot boat display, I knew I had to do it. So Sunday was my exorcism of this idea.

The story of Jack and Rose was the center of my theme. Jack was represented in Cracker Jack Cupcakes:

These were peanut butter cheesecake on a popcorn crust with caramel topping and garnished with a single piece of popcorn.

And Rose was Heart of the Ocean Cupcakes:

They were blue velvet cupcakes with sea foam frosting.

I didn't win but, I did get to meet Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes:

A HUGE thank-you going out to Sandy Ploy who put this enormous event! This is definitely one to remember:-)

It is definitely a happy Tackle It Tuesday with 5 Minutes for Mom !


scrapchick said...

So nice to see you! What a creative display!

Alicia said...

Wow, how creative are you, Susie!! I wish I could have sampled yours!!!

Candi said...

HOLY COW!!! Your display looks so great! And you got to meet Chef Duff!!! That's awesome! Good for you!

Jen said...

That is freaking awesome that you got to meet Duff!

Michelle said...

Oh no! I missed another Iron Cupcake Milwaukee! And I was even "free" on Sunday. I need to make it up to one of these someday. What a neat idea - and how cool to meet Duff. I am shocked they're done after last week, but ... yay! I love your idea, and oh do they look good. So what happens to all the 500 cupcakes you make at an event like that? And who (what) did win?

mommytoalot said...

Oh wow..what an awesome creation.
You rock Susie

blueviolet said...

You always get to meet someone cool! You did a great job; I love that you do it every time. So much fun to see.

Mamarazzi said...

awesome! and you got to meet cool!

The Blue Zoo said...

That is SO awesome!! I would love to do a cupcake challenge. How cool! Too bad you didnt win, but still - I bet it was a LOT of fun!

EmmaP said...

ok -- the TITANIC??? Woman, you are MAD-CRAZY-GENIUS!!! If anyone can pull it off it is you! I am really intrigues by BOTH cupcakes. The whole pb-cheesecake? sounds divine? and what, pray tell is BLUE velvet???

good job and cute pic!

HoosierHomemade said...

Very cool! And how neat to meet Duff too!
Thanks for sharing them on Cupcake Tuesday!

Shannon said...

How cool! The Jack cupcakes sound deeeeelish!

Sarah said...

Oh my, you did a lot of work! How long did it take to make 500 cupcakes? And PB Cheesecake sounds heavenly!

bitesoflife said...

You totally killed it with your theme and display, Suzy! I'm just sad that I didn't get over to try any! My mom said that they were really good!

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