Iheartcuppycakes 500 Cupcake ChallengeJanuary 16, 2008 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Blog Event, cupcakes | 13 Comments
I won I won! Well, I kinda sorta snuck in as a winner because of my fabulous idea, but whatever I still won. Buttt, my wonderful CB almost got a beating for taking so long to make my cupcakes. It’s a good thing I love her because if I didn’t I would have … I don’t know … done something really bad 😛
Clara just got new boxes to ship cupcakes in and I convinced her to experiment with my cuppys. We discussed a number of ways to get the frosting covered cupcakes to me without getting smashed. I have to say I love being a guinea pig!
All in all I would say our little experiment and the boxes didn’t exactly work out the way it was supposed to. She sent me cuppys with and without frosting (hehe I convinced her to send me lots because I’m cool like that).
My rating of the boxes for shipping is an F. Um both sets of cuppys were tossed around the box like you would not believe. They even ended up out of the wrappers. The most disappointing part was that the boxes let too much air get to the cuppys. Clara had said they were dry, but they were a whole new level of dry when they got to me. Try rock hard. I did taste test them and I tried to ignore the dry part, but they were just dry. 🙂 The taste was ok, CB had already received my vote to get rid of the 500 cupcake cookbook because she didn’t like any of them and I have a feeling I would feel the same way even if they hadn’t had too much air exposure. I’m not going to rate the cuppys because it’s not CBs fault, BUT Puddles thought they smelled like an A+. She even got a little taste of frosting.
Now it wasn’t all bad. I was actually pretty excited because the fondant survived perfectly. They had a little frosting on them that was easily scraped off and they look perfectly wonderful. I love my fondant. I’m not a fan of the taste, so I think I may do my own experiment and see just how long I can make them last because I don’t ever want to throw them away! I love my CB!
Before Pic Courtesy of CB
I also got a pretty box and my cuppy ornament! Honestly, with all that good stuff who cares about the cuppys. Oh and did I mention that the buttercream was still yummy. I’ll just eat the buttercream and admire my other goodies 😛
Wub you CB!