The great Christmas Cupcake decorating competition

November 16, 2010

When I received an email asking me if I would like to receive a cupcake making kit from Tesco Real Food I jumped at the chance. I love cupcakes and mine are a firm favourite with the people that I work with. I think that could be the main reason they were happy that I came back after maternity leave!

Anyway, all I had to do was make some cupcakes and then decorate them and enter them into The great Christmas Cupcake decorating competition over at Tesco Real Food.

So that is exactly what I did. My effort is below. I do make a tasty cupcake (I amended the recipe for vanilla cupcakes slightly and gave them a more festive twist with some mixed spice. They are delicious) but sadly, decorating is not my strong point. Still, perhaps I will get some marks for effort and artistic interpretation. I was trying to recreate a dusting of light snow over the fields with frosty sparkles. Hmm, perhaps not but really, who has time to admire how a cupcake looks, it’s the eating that is the fun part!

Why not have a go at entering yourself? Get baking and then simply go to http://www.tesco.com/food/cupcakes and upload a photo of your cupcake. There will be 2 winners and they will be judged on the attractiveness of their cupcake. The lucky 2 winners can bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon of baking with a chef on Friday 10th December 2010 in London. 10 runner ups will receive a cupcake kit. The last day for entries is Monday 29th November.

What a great excuse to eat cake.

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