In cupcake form.
Though we didn't show up in tights and capes (though I totally wanted to), Mr. C and I were very happy to be part of such an great charity event. We got free reign to bake up anything our little hearts desire to share with the public. Plus, we got to taste some absolutely gobstopping treats from a dozen other bakers.
Now pictures to make you jealous:
Adorable sweet potato carrot cupcakes by our Burnaby neighbour, Dolce Delight. I think I stuffed my face with like three of these. They got third place!
Yes, those or individual, handmade hot pink maroons. The mastermind behind Picture Perfect Cakes is for sure Wonder Woman in disguise. These little beauties won top prize in decorating - and rightly so!
My absolute favourites of the night - Vegan Cardamom Carrot and Cashew Cream Cheese Cupcake by the lovely Le Gateau. And, good news, she has posted her yummy recipe up on her yummy blog! Yessssssssssss.
Mr.C grabbed me one of these during the very end of the night. I had no idea what they were, or who they were by (please let me know so I can give them credit!), but it was gooey and chocolatey and it was on a spoon, so I could stuff my face even faster.
Lime-Coconut cupcakes. I, sadly did not get to try one, but they won second place overall. I am really crushed I didn't get my dirty little paws on one before they vanished into the pie holes of others.
Yay! Rainbows! And, peaking out of the left hand corner is the amazing Twisted S'more cupcakes. There was graham cracker and chocolate baked right into the crust. Be still my heart.
And, what did we offer up, you ask?
We turned our Manly Stinky Cheese Cake into The Québécois Cupcake. Yes, we weren't the prettiest. But that wasn't our goal. We wanted a really tasty cake that really made people stop and take a second look. A lot of people were a bit frightened. A lot more really loved the chocolatey goodness. I think we did A-OK.
To be honest, I'm still coming off the sugar rush. But can you blame me? Those cupcakes were all amazing. Congratulations to all the bakers. And an even bigger congratulations to everyone who came by and donated. A total of $2600 was raised for the H.A.V.E Cafe. You should all feel good. Except for that whole stomach ache thing. But I'm sure you expect that.
See you next year!