Tonight is a new episode of Cupcake Wars and I'm super excited! I feel that cupcakes have been a big craze in the last year, leading to many television shows and local venues. And I have surely added to the insanity! For my last birthday I had three different cupcakes for my party. I had a Gillian's Sundae (that was actually the name of it), a Bahama Mama and a delicious peanut butter cupcake from Carolina Cupcakery in Chesapeake, Virginia.
In addition to Cupcake Wars on FoodNetwork, there is also a new show on TLC called DC Cupcakes, which I actually got to sample because a vendor sent them to my work. They were absolutely delicious! The variety of cupcakes that are available are amazing. You can do spiked cupcakes, such as champagne, wine, rum, etc. You can do holiday treats with pumpkin, gingerbread and cranberry or even go into the staples such as red velvet, mint, black and white, etc. The options seem endless! Even as I watch Cupcake Wars I'm amazed at the combinations bakers put together. The challenges with wheat grass, sunflower seeds and parsley seem impossible but their creativity puts it all together nicely.
I definitely think I should add to my 30 Before 30 List to include taste testing as many new cupcake flavors as possible! That would be one sweet treat! :)