Iron Cupcake: Earth. Battle Chili.
If memory serves . . . sorry. Couldn’t resist doing my Chairman Kaga imitation (which only reminds me that Joan totally thought that Chairman Kaga was a real person. Like Santa.).
So, Iron Cupcake: World! It’s the international cupcake version of Iron Chef, of course. This month’s ingredient is chili, and we’re competing for fabulous prizes, including swag from Cupcake Courier, A Taste of Home, Jessie Steele Aprons, and Cakespy.
Check out the flickr group for some incredible artistry–both in cupcakes and in food styling. My own contribution is old school, home-style. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. I give you, in tribute to M.F.K. Fisher, L’Ingenue Libertine: a plain vanilla cupcake frosted with raspberry buttercream. Ingenue, indeed. But just underneath that demure exterior lurks a raspberry filling punched up with plenty of sweet, smoky, spicy pasilla chile powder.
(Recipe to follow, one of these days.)
Voting for the CHILI CHALLENGE is scheduled to begin on Aug 31 at 12 noon central and last through 12 noon on Thursday, September 4th. Voting takes place at http://mkecupcakequeen.blogspot.com NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER. The winner will be posted by midnight that night.