Hello everyone! Welcome to Cupcake Hero: September, a new month of the exciting cupcake-creating competition!
I decided to personalize this month's competition by using an ingredient to which I am very
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In this month's competition, we're courageously creating
(How's that for alliteration?)
This could include coffee, espresso, tea, caffeinated soda, or even energy drinks for the truly adventurous... (or anything else caffeinated --use your imagination!)
However, chocolate doesn't count as a caffeine ingredient for this contest.
If you are not a caffeinated person, you may use the caffeine-free version of your ingredient, but please note in your recipe and/or email whether I should make the test cupcakes with caffeine or decaf.
*Note: Although my previous cupcake was made with matcha (green tea), I have no bias toward or against any of these ingredients. Do not think that using matcha will automatically make your cupcake my favorite. I do not discriminate! =)
Here are the rules…
- Anyone can enter but international shipping addresses may not be able to receive the prize package from Clara.
- Create a cupcake using CAFFEINE in at least one component be it the cake itself, frosting, filling, garnish etc. Get creative, people!
- Post the recipe for your entry on your blog (you must have a blog so that you can host the next month if you win) and then email your name, the link, and the name of the cupcake to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Cupcake Hero in the subject.
- Also join the Flickr group and upload 1-2 pictures per entry.
- Multiple entries welcome but separate email per entry.
- Deadline will be
September 17thSeptember 24th* at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. I will post the roundup on the 20thby the 26th*, followed by voting until September 23rdSeptember 30th*.
- Readers will pick Finalist #1. I pick Finalist #2.
- I bake both Finalist cupcakes and assemble a focus group to help me decide the winner to be announced
between September 26th and 28thby October 3rd*.
- Any questions? Email email@example.com
- For information on prizes, check out http://iheartcuppycakes.com/cupcake-hero/.