The People's Choice
If you've been watching the votes all week, you know that this was an amazingly close race. In fact, I believe The Anchorman came into first place with just a few hours left! Wowwy wow wow! I'm super excited about this cupcake - perhaps because I love squash cake, perhaps because Anchorman is the bee's knees. Congrats Beth for being the People's Choice!
The Baker's Choice
This was another super close race. Like, within two points close. This giant monster of a cupcake came screaming into the lead on Friday, guns a-blazin'. I think it's how Clint would have done it. Both Mr. C and I are excited about the Stout and Irish Whiskey combo - it means we have an excuse to buy more booze! I thank the sweet lord that I don't have to recreate the decor - that shit is bananas!
Mr. C and I grumbled over this decision all week long. There were so many cupcakes we wanted to try - Mr. C will hate me forever if I don't eventually bake up that Yosemite Sam recipe - but there was one that did stand slightly above the rest. The Doc Holiday's decor was impressive, but beneath that lay a pretty tasty looking recipe. We're rum people in this house, and that huckleberry frosting is super bright (especially during the dank Vancouver winter we've been having). Plus, I've got two words for you: Val Kilmer.
Before we go off to collect ingredients and warm up the oven, I've really got to give a giant thanks to everyone who took the time to enter this contest! No mater how many people voted for you, you've got to remember that you all really have worked hard and put a lot of effort into Movember. Don't worry too much about not making it to the finals, you've done more than enough by raising awareness and money for men's health! Each and every cupcake recipe here will be kept in our recipe bank, because I definitely want to be tasting them all ! The creativity of this year was outstanding - I hope we see you all next year!
As for the finalists, we will be baking your cupcakes throughout this weekend. We're bringing in a team of professional cupcake-testers who will be judging each manly morsel by taste, uniqueness, manliness, and overall design. We'll only be recreating the taste - the pictures and blog post you've sent in will take care of everything else.
Now then, we've got a handful of judges to put in a sugar coma! We'll chat again soon!